Third Generation: 1982 to 1992
The third-generation Camaro was created from 1981 (for the 1982 design year) to 1992. These were the initial Camaros to offer modern-day fuel injection, Turbo-Hydramatic700R4 four-speed transmissions, 5 rate hand-operated transmissions, 15 or 16 inch wheels, a basic OHV 4-cylinder engine, as well as hatchback bodies. The cars and trucks were almost 500 extra pounds lighter compared to the 2nd generation design.
The IROC-Z (the IROC means International Race of Champions) was presented in 1985 and proceeded until 1990. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) Laws required a CHMSL (Center High Mounted Stop Lamp) beginning with the 1986 design year. For 1986, the brand-new brake light was situated on the exterior of the top facility area of the back hatch glass. Additionally, the 2.5 L Iron Battle each other pushrod 4 cyndrical tube Engine was gone down, as well as all base designs now had the 2.8 L V6 (OHV). For 1987 and also later, the CHMSL was either placed inside the top hatch glass, or incorporated into a rear looter (if geared up). In 1985, the 305 tiny block V8 was possible with TPI (tuned port injection). In 1987 the L98 5.7 L 350cu in V8 engine ended up being a routine choice on the IROC-Z, paired with an automatic transmission only. The “20th Anniversary Celebratory Edition” was provided in 1987, along with a “25th Wedding anniversary Heritage Bundle” in 1992 that consisted of a 305 cu in (5.0 L) High Output engine. Starting in 1988, the 1LE performance bundle was presented, optional on street designs as well as for display room stock racing in the U.S. and also Canada. The B4C or “police” package was made available start in 1991. This basically created a Z28 in subtler RS styling.
Fourth Generation: 1993 to 2002.
The fourth-generation Camaro debuted in 1993 on an upgraded F-body system. It maintained the same characteristics since its introduction in 1967: a coupé body design with 2 +2 seating (with an optional T-top roof) or convertible (presented in 1994), rear-wheel drive, pushrod 6-cylinder and V8 engines. The typical power plant from 1993-1995 was a 3.4 litre V6. A 3.8 litre V6 was presented in 1995. A 350 MPFI (LT1) Small Block V-8 engine, which was introduced in the Corvette in 1992, was common in the Z28. Optional devices consisted of all-speed grip control as well as a brand-new six-speed T-56 manual transmission; the 4L60E 4-speed transmission was typical on the Z28, yet optional on the V6 models which came with 5-speed manual transmission as specification. Anti-lock brakes were typical tools on all Camaros. A limited quantity of the SS version (1996-1997) had the 330 HP LT4 small block engine from the Corvette, although most were equipped with the 305 hp LT1. The 1997 version year included a changed inside, and also the 1998 designs consisted of exterior designing modifications, as well as a switch to GM’s aluminum block LS1 used in the Corvette C5. In 1998, the 5.7-liter LS1 was the first all-aluminum engine offered in a Camaro considering that the ’69 ZL-1 and carried a 325-horsepower ranking. The SS variations (1998-2002) obtained somewhat boosted exhaust and intake systems, larger wheels and tires, a somewhat modified suspension for enhanced handling and grip while maintaining ride comfort, an arc-shaped rear wing for down-force, and different tailoring proportions for faster velocity, over the Z28 versions. The Camaro stayed in manufacturing until the 2002 model year, noting 35 years of continuous production. Chevy likewise supplied a 35th wedding anniversary edition for the 2002 design year. Production of the F-Body system was stopped due to reducing sales, a deteriorating market for sporting activities coupés, and also plant overcapacity.