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Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1564 kg (3448 lbs)
Power / weight 185 ps (182 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 290 Nm (214 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 1995
Origin country United States
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Performance

0 - 100 kph 6.0 s

Powertrain

Engine type 90 degree V-8, liquid-cooled
Displacement 5.7 l (348 ci)
Power 289 ps (285 bhp / 213 kw)
Torque 454 Nm (335 lb-ft)
Power / liter 51 ps (50 hp)
Transmission 6 Speed
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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racerns  10y ago

@Viking

Camaros were definately a bargain performance wise in the mid 1990s.

I still have one that I bought new in \'95. It is has been my primary track car for years even though it is still street legal (kind of ;)). It has evolved though over the years. It now has a 430rwhp 396 LT4, ground control coilovers, koni adjustable shocks, alcon brakes, and a bunch of other stuff. It does very well on the road course. It even had a magazine article done on it a few years back.


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NIN  10y ago

Sometimes I would just let up on the accelerator at the end of the straight in order to save the time spent upshifting and then almost immediately downshifting for the corner exit. .

Bah, redlines are just suggestions. Rev it and go.


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Viking  10y ago

Based on personal experience it took me about .3 seconds to shift from second to third gear in a 1995 Neon ACR and .4 seconds to shift in a more powerful car with a heavier clutch. So adding extra time for shifting makes sense when shifting is necessary between 60 mph and 100 km/h. Yes, I know my shifting is not as good as some, but it is something I always factored in when deciding whether to upshift on a short straight or not. Sometimes I would just let up on the accelerator at the end of the straight in order to save the time spent upshifting and then almost immediately downshifting for the corner exit.


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Viking  10y ago

@Georg danke, that is a cool calculator. Second gear is good for 70 mph in the Camaro and 71 mph in the 1994 Mustang GT. No shift required.


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Georg  10y ago

http://jumk.de/calc/beschleunigung.shtml

this is a acceleration calculator that covers 0-60mph into 0-100km/h ... it is not 100% correct but gives you a idea about the different... not taking into account if there is a gear change needed between 96-100km/h that could easy add a other 0.5s

without gear change a 5.4s 0-60mph should be a 5.6s 0-100km/h car... with gear change it easy become a 6s car..


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Viking  10y ago

The difference between 0-60 mph and 0-100 km/h should be .2 seconds for the Z28 Camaro and .3 seconds for the 1994 Mustang GT. Thus the Camaro does 0-100 km/h in 5.6 seconds, and the 1994 Mustang GT does it in 6.4 seconds. Fortunately, I was able to correctly enter the 1994 Mustang GT information from the Car and Driver test.


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Viking  10y ago

@racerns I also have the old Car and Driver issue comparing the Camaro and Mustang. Yeah, it has an obvious Typo 16.8 seconds to 100 mph if I recall correctly. It must be 13.8 since it takes about .3 seconds to go from 100 to 101. This also means that going from 60 to 62 should take .2 seconds exactly as you said. Camaros were definately a bargain performance wise in the mid 1990s.


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racerns  10y ago

even if it reaches 0-62 without gear change, we would have to add 0.3, and that is on cars like the Z06, in a 285hp camaro it easily could mean a difference of 0.5

Not sure what type of math you are using but you are way off. You are talking about an extra 2 mph at full acceleration. If you take a look at some of the test data you will see how ridicules your statement is. The Z06 and ZR1 take 1.0 sec to go from 60 to 70 mph as tested here ( http://www.caranddriver.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/original/application/925982bb5598af320b0a07bc6f1b7be1.pdf ) and that is with a shift during that time. Taking a look at the acceleration rate data in 1st gear for the other speed points you can estimate that it will take about .12sec to gain the additional 2 mph while still in first gear, not .3 sec as you claim.
For the Camaro, it is in 2nd gear when it passes 60 - 62mph and makes a shift to 3rd right at/before 70mph. Again looking at the acceleration data ( http://www.stangbangers.com/93_CobraVsCamaroZ28_Article.htm ) you can estimate that it will take about .23 sec to gain 2mph while in 2nd gear, again nowhere near .5 sec.
So add .2 sec to the Camaro 5.4 time if you want.


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...  10y ago

even if it reaches 0-62 without gear change, we would have to add 0.3, and that is on cars like the Z06, in a 285hp camaro it easily could mean a difference of 0.5


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racerns  10y ago

I realize that there is a difference between the 2 but this site seems to use 0-60mph number for the 0-100kph when a the true number is not avalable. The Camaro makes its shift to 2nd gear before 60mph. If you want to call it 5.5 that is fine but 6.0 a little high.

The US cars like the ZR1 and Z06 that do 60 mph in 1st can also do 62 (100) in 1st.


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Inline 6 rules  10y ago

@racerns
0-60 mph is NOT 0-100 km/h. 0-60 mph is 0-96.54 km/h. From 96.54 to 100 also takes a very little time and in several cars (especially US cars) you have to change gear right after 60 mph because gear ratios are created to achieve the best 0-60 mph time.


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racerns  10y ago

I found an old Car and Driver article online that has some performance data.
0-60(100)= 5.4
0-100(160)= 13.8
1/4 mile = 14.1@101mph
Top Speed = 156mph
http://www.fastcoolcars.com/z28_vs_gt.htm
The year of introduction should really be 1993 as that is when that body style with the LT1 was released.

Edit
Now that I look at it there is no way the 0-100mph time is correct. It had to be a typo. I am sure it should have been 13.8 since the 1/4 was 14.1@101.