The Chevrolet Camaro
is a Chevrolet automobile
, which first appeared in 1967
. Chevy Camaros are classified in four generations. The first Camaro which is part of the first generation was based on the compact Chevrolet Nova, It had a 230 inch block with a 140 horsepower
and three-speed manual transmission. In the second generation of Camaros there was a set back in production because there was a strike in the Ohio Company and 1,100 Camaros had to be scrapped down because they did not meet 1972 federal bumper safety standards. The third generation Camaros would see the first Camaros with factory fuel injection
, four-speed automatic transmission, five-speed manual transmissions, four-cylinder engines, 16-inch wheels, and hatchback body styles. Also in 1985 Chevrolet brought out the Camaro IROC-Z, which was named after the International Race of Champions. In the fourth Generation it ceased production 35 years later, in 2002
. The last one to be rolled off the lot was a red Z28 with 310 horsepower.
The Camaro has always been regarded as a value sports car not nearly as quick as the Corvette, but costing less than half as much. Camaros were especially fast when modified, because of the large, under-utilized engines. The Pontiac Firebird is a car very similar to the Camaro, in both performance and looks. The Camaro was made to compete with the Ford Mustang, and the rivalry continues still today. For the vast majority of model years, the Camaro was faster than the Mustang for the same model year.