Chevrolet Celebrate Five Generations Of The Seminal Camaro

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Chevrolet Celebrate Five Generations Of The Seminal Camaro

The original Camaro had a quick birth to show the Mustang it could have its own way, but who would have known this incredible looking machine would still be making its mark in 2016.

Below we take a look at the different generations of Camaro.

1st generation: 1967 – 1969
first-generation camaro 1967 to 1969
Packages like the 69 Camaro Z/28 gave the first generation Camaro instant credibility and with awesome design, the public started to take notice.
A small block 302 V8 and a four speed Muncie transmission, really made the competition sit up and pay attention.

2nd generation: 1970 – 1981
Moving into the 70s, the Camaro have a long release date for its updated looks, but with real crisis restrictions,engines dropped in power.
Camero Z/28 still ruled with 280,000 being sold in 1979.

3rd generation: 1980 – 1992
Chevy brought in another design change for the Camaro during the 80s, with the 1983 Z28 and the Camaro IROC ( international race of champions) being the highlights with its 245 hp 5.7 L V8.
But it wasn’t all great models up to this point. The H2 Camaro sports coupe with its iron Duke engine had around 90 HP…. We will just simply forget about this one!

4th generation: 1993 to 2002
The 80s angular lines were smoothed off for the Nineties with the fourth generation Camaro.
The same platform which used from the previous decade, with base models having V6 engines, from 160 HP to 200 HP.
The 97 limited-edition 30th anniversary SS version had a 330 HP V-8 which show the Camaro was still a contender, but by 2001 sales had dropped to 29,000 due to competition from more fashionable SUV’s and imports.
By 2002 it seemed that the Camaro and the Pontiac Firebird had had their day and were dropped by GM.
So, while some mourned the exit of the Camaro, in reality it just went back to the drawing board waiting for the ideal time to pop up again, bigger and better than ever.

5th generation: 2010 – 2015
Like a scene from the original Transformers movie, the old Camaro took a look at its competition and was reborn in its present-day package.
The 2010 base models featured a 304 hp V-6, with the SS model having a respectable 400 hp up to 426 hp V-8.
2012 gave us the limited edition set L1 with 580 horses.
2014 saw the return of the mighty Z/28. Stamping the Carrero’s return to compete with the likes of the Mustang.
The fifth-generation is a return to form with arguably the best Camaros is being produced.

If nothing else, the history of the Camaro shows that no matter the decade, ingredients of the V8 two-door muscle car will never go out of fashion. As long as we have the music of the V8 and the ethos of the muscle car era, there is no reason why the Camaro cannot go on forever in one shape or form.

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