2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Review (The ALMOST PERFECT Car)
The first presentation of the Chevrolet Camaro was held on September 26, 1966, with the aim of creating competition over the popular Ford Mustang, which captured a large market sector. Camaro was designed as a new car, but, nevertheless, it took root nodes and components from Chevelle, Corvair and even the legendary Corvette.
The basis of the power structure of the car was the bearing body, to which a powerful subframe mounted on elastic elements was fastened in front. On the body was placed the engine with the gearbox, as well as an independent spring suspension. The rear axle, being the driving axle, was supported on longitudinal leaf springs.
The Chevrolet Camaro engine lineup is represented by the V-shaped "six" and "eight" with a volume of 3.6 to 7.0 liters. V6 had only two types: the first volume of 3.6 liters. and a power of 140 hp, the second 3.9 l. 155 hp
But the V8 gamma, on the contrary, is impressive: a 5.1-liter, 210-horsepower version, followed by a 5.1-liter engine equipped with a 4-chamber carburetor, its power was already 275 hp, followed by 5.5-liter - 295 hp, the following on the list were 6.2-liter units with 325 and 375 hp, they were equipped with Camaro series "Super Sport -396", and finally closed the row of "eights" 7 -liter, 425-strong monster, which was placed on order only for the top version - "Camaro Z-28" in the modification "Super Sport" (1972) or "Rally Sport" - these modifications also included a more effectivebrake system, audio system, power steering and even air conditioning. All of the above types of engines were completed with 3 or 4-speed manual gearbox, or 2-step “automatic”.
I would like to characterize the differences between the two modifications of the Chevrolet Camaro - "Rally Sport" (RS) and "Super Sport" (SS): in the "RS" version, various decorative elements were placed on the car body, like moldings, coloring in the form of two parallel running stripes along the car , lights under the bumpers, headlights were closed with special sliding shutters. Modification "SS" on the contrary possessed open headlights, a different trim, as well as additional lights in the front.
In 1968, the Camaro began to issue with the designation "Z-28", which differs from its predecessors by the presence on the body of spoilers designed to improve the aerodynamic properties of the car, modernized dashboard with tachometer, tinted windows and appropriate painting of the body.
Everyone is good Chevrolet Camaro, sporty body design, excellent dynamic performance and, of course, a powerful, aggressive engine. The popularity of the model grew up until the early 70s, until the country first felt the impact of the energy crisis, which forced it to change its view on the production of cars in the United States. In order not to turn into the history of the Camaro began to adapt to the changing situation and in the first place these changes affected the engine - its power dropped.
1982 - the beginning of the production of the third generation Camaro. A distinctive feature of this car are dual square headlights, a wide grille, the presence of a large number of spoilers and fairings, more "licked" than before the exterior design.
The next, fourth generation Camaro saw the light only in 1993. The new car has finally become licked, has become more elegant, for the first time the elements of passive safety appeared - ABS, for the driver and front passenger. The gamma of engines for 1993 was a V-shaped "six" with a power of 160 hp. and "eight" - 275 hp Either a 4-band automatic or a 5-step “mechanic” was used as a transmission. After the 93rd, the model began to be equipped with a new 5.7-liter engine, 345 hp. - "LT-1" and automatic transmission with electronic control.
The last update, on which the 35-year history of the Chevrolet Camaro ended, was carried out in 1998 and mainly affected the exterior of the car. The first generation Camaro already had a beautiful design, but the latest model is, of course, the most perfect of the entire model range. The characteristic features were thin, slightly bulged forward headlights, a long "nose", an air intake on the hood. In general, the car has become more dynamic and streamlined.
The interior of the Camaro is consistent with what a luxury sports car should be inside: a concise but informative dashboard, deep leather seats with excellent lateral support, a comfortable steering wheel, covered in leather. In the backseat, you can leave the purchase or put a pet, but can not be accommodated adult passenger. Comfort in the Camaro accompanies sportiness. The position and shape of the driver's seat have 6 adjustments, which are controlled electrically. The steering column is height adjustable. The dimensions of the cabin do not cause a feeling of constraint.
The car has a 5.7-liter V-shaped aluminum 8-cylinder engine producing 325 horsepower produced by Corvette. The power unit is paired with a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.
Especially for the European market, the Camaro was equipped with a 3.8 V6 engine, which develops 200 hp. at 5200 rpm and has a torque of 305 Nm at 4000 rpm. For those who like "hot", the proposed version of the Z28 with the engine 5.7 V8 with a capacity of 305 hp at 5200 rpm with a torque of 454 Nm at 4000 rpm. This combination provides outstanding dynamic qualities throughout the entire speed range.
By the 1998 model year, the legendary Camaro Z28 significantly increased the strength of the body and its resistance to twisting, disc brakes appeared on the wheels on all wheels, ABS sensor, traction control on the drive wheels and, of course, to ensure the safety of passengers, two pillows were installed last generation security.
The SS package offered a 325 horsepower engine, an air vent in the bonnet, a unique rear spoiler, an exhaust limitation system and a 6-speed manual gearbox and 17-inch, black-painted aluminum wheels with polished spokes.
Chevrolet Camaro - one of the iconic cars of America. The luxurious 5-meter sports coupe with an aggressive exterior design and a comfortable 2 + 2 saloon provides maximum driving pleasure. The real legend of the world of sports cars.
After 35 years of production, in the fall of 2002, the concern General Motors stopped production of the legendary American sports car Chevrolet Camaro. During this period, this model has sold 4,775,208 copies.
But in 2005, Chevrole decided to resume production of the model. Camaro 2010 belongs to the fifth generation model. Body type - two-door coupe with four seats. The body and interior have undergone a redesign, but at the same time the engineers have tried to preserve the features characteristic of older releases. The result is a car that brilliantly combines the spirit of past generations and modern technologies of the 21st century.
The salon will please the owner of the state-of-the-art Boston speaker system and the system for connecting a mobile phone to the car via Bluetooth. Among other things, the Camaro 2010 offers system projection of instrument readings onto the windshield and remote control of engine start. The panel has a USB connector for connecting external devices. Ultrasonic parking sensors complete the picture to make parking easier.
The car is offered in three versions: LS, LT and SS. Versions LS and LT are equipped with a V6 engine capacity of 3.6 liters. with direct fuel injection and output of 304 hp The “heart” of the SS version was the V8 with a volume of 6.2 l., And on the “mechanics” it would be the LS3 engine with a capacity of 427 hp, and on a car with automatic transmission - a L99 with a capacity of 400 hp. Despite the powerful engine and fantastic dynamics, the developers of the car have achieved relatively moderate fuel consumption. This was achieved with the help of intelligent Active Fuel Management (TM), which, if necessary, turns off part of the cylinders.
At the heart of the machine is a global rear-wheel drive platform. Chevrolet experts have worked on the design of an independent rear suspension. The car, thanks to the huge wheels (18-inch), provides excellent grip, giving a feeling of confidence and safety. In addition, the Camaro 2010 is equipped with a system of dynamic stabilization in the standard version, disc brakes, anti-lock system and six airbags.
A little later, an open version appeared. With its exterior design, the Camaro convertible remains the true heir to the coupe. The hood is the same elongated, fairings, dual square headlights, wide grille, sloping roof. Rear two round exhaust pipes. Spacious lounge will delight sports leather seats, sports steering wheel and information screen.
The fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro has confirmed that this model remains one of the best muscle cars of all time.