Chevrolet Camaro G4 1993-2002

The same features that kept Camaro a top choice since ‘67 integrated into the G4 and the new F-body platform for 1993. The two-door Camaro retained 2+2 seating, and the coupe had an optional removable “T” roof, with an “F” body convertible version released in 1994. The entry-level power was a 3.4-liter V6 for ’93 to ’95. The Z28 base engine was the 350 MPFI (LT1) small-block, identical to the one under the hood of the Corvette in 1992. All-speed traction control was an option, but anti-lock brakes were standard equipment. A new style six-speed T-56 manual transmission was basic equipment, but the Z28 came with the 4L60E four-speed automatic and was an option for all V6 units. The V6 could couple with a five-speed standard transmission, if the four-speed automatic wasn’t specified.

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 from 1997 (3)

For ’96 and ’97 , there was a small quantity of the Camaro SS, powered by a LT4 small-block borrowed from the Corvette, which delivered 330hp (242 kW). Although the basic power for the SS is an LT1 V8 putting out 305hp (224 kW). In ’97, the interior got a facelift and in ’98, reworked exterior sheet metal, but the big news for Camaro in ’98 was the introduction of an all-aluminum V8, the 5.1-liter LS1, first used on the C5 Vette. The LS1 rated at 325hp (239 kW) and was the first of its kind since the all-aluminum LZ-1 in 1969.

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 from 1997 (4)

From 1998 through 2002, the wheels and tires grew, the exhaust system got an upgrade, plus the intake system was fine-tuned. The new suspension offered superior handling and delivered a better ride for occupants at the same time. The downforce increased with an arc-shaped rear spoiler added to improve the handling characteristics for the Z28 models.

Chevrolet Camaro Z28 from 1997 (1)

Camaro, in 2002, reached its 35th year of production, and there was an anniversary edition released to mark the milestone. The production of the “F” body Camaro ceased in 2002. Waning desire from consumers for a sport coupe and the production plants working at over capacity, coupled with very stiff competition from the Mustang were the main reasons the Camaro remained on the shelves for a few years. The Camaro wouldn’t be forgotten, though, and after an eight-year hiatus, an all-new Camaro was back in the 2010 model year.

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