Chevrolet Camaro 2011 Chevrolet Camaro 1968 comparison test
Carl Casanova divorced and his modified 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, a car that has been done for 30 years, can be fired for things. We Casanova has occurred under this "stuff" is cultivated in most of the days at Imagine. He is, after all, a family man.
Casanova Camaro, however, not by any means. This is now a race track, a little more obsessed with love, rehabilitated, and then hits the machine. This Camaro races in Southern California, works hard to keep it together with the capacity of the cooling and fuel systems under the hood is a supercharged 5.7-liter V8. Yes, the negative camber on each front wheel to the production, processing and ruthless key 3 degrees will exhibit some very talented track car. Yes, 3 degrees. If you're not familiar with, there are a lot of.
And the other Camaro? A Magnuson supercharger and a wide range of chassis parts Hotchkis Sport Suspension is equipped with a 2011 Chevy Camaro. Fusion tires, fair, reputation management, and long hair between the relentless power of owners: His philosophy is basically the same as that of all Camaros.
Nevertheless, consideration of this story is the soul of the Camaro. No, if any - we know it. But more than this is the spirit of a true contemporary example Hotchkis or broken joints built with passion and built by an old one if it is in a new car.
We are sorry, nostalgic show you are already on our way.
Hard Parts of old cars
We were beaten by a new version of the Casanova function similar to that as old as I am sure you can guess what it takes to make a Camaro. A mixture of the parties - including replacement of almost all the original drivetrain or suspension parts - ranks. 2004 Pontiac GTO LS1 V8 Camaro 2002 and originally intended for the Magnuson Hot Rod Kit, compressor and related parts from that.
Casanova did everything - the air-liquid coolant circulation system for the construction site for a set of six indicators used in manufacturing - with his own hands. The rear axle uses a 3.73 final drive ratio, and a limited-slip differential equipped with Eaton Positraction. The six-speed Tremec T56 engine is the same as the fourth-generation Camaro. A C4 Corvette front brake rotors and calipers and the rears are 90-vintage Z28 Camaro. Sealing a Chevy HHR master cylinder system.
And the new car parts
In contrast, the 2011 Camaro, 2010 in Oshawa, Ontario, was a GM assembly line. Then I was stripped of his own resources, Hotchkis, before landing in Southern California dealer turned, stabilizer bars and bushings, Hotchkis components designed to handle all of £ 3925 was replaced by the monster.
Hotchkis and sticky rubber to go together like peanut butter and chocolate, the company Nitto NT05 tires replaced with a rubber stock Camaro. Front and rear, a large-sized 315/35ZR20 275/40ZR20 meats are mounted on BBS CH wheels.
To keep things interesting, a Magnuson supercharger bolted on the 6.2-liter V8 Camaro there. JBA long tube headers and a Flowmaster exhaust through the engine breathes. Made no demand for energy, but it also consists of other fast Camaros us this wheel is somewhere north of 500 power. Fortunately, there is a Centerforce clutch, so putting all that power consumption is not a problem.
Common sense, clean drawers, presence of mind: 43 Camaro 12.6-second quarter-mile through the course of a year of scarce items. Of course the rear wheels require a totally believable 490 horsepower.
Sixty miles per hour arrived, and just 4.9 seconds (4.6 seconds with the launch of drag strip 1-foot) went, at which point we had not yet actually wearing a helmet may be necessary. Fortunately, it was not.
Nor was developed at the same time 06.12 seconds and the 2011 Camaro is necessary, but on a 4 mile (116 versus 120.7) and in traps will be lost. Basic skills of turning a new car to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds which the supreme power, (with the launch of 4.4 seconds) reached. Another way to mass plenty of grinding and rear tire will be a few inches.
Very close to call
There is often a matter of 40 years old, going to its modern equivalent - even the mega-hour cubic been committed to the task. However, there are those who went to that track. In fact, around the skid pad, this is exactly what happened. Camaro people 0.91g 0.93g lateral acceleration performance is clearly better than a new car.
Our first-generation Camaro 68.6 mph through the slalom cones 68.1 mi managed to get a new car for. Camaro apparently doubles the rate of speed of the car is very old 12.7:1 Saginaw direction through ball steering box. This is a good thing, but do let us know the value of rack and pinion steering.
Finally, the location of ABS has no time to stop. These are both below 60 mph when the sixteen meters (127 feet versus 111 feet) apart. This test is, as expected, dropped in favor of a new car.
These figures are not
Let's be honest. Modern Camaro, a car that originally triggered the emotion. To test this, we took the car for a day together and lean people followed. An observer in the middle of shooting took her Civic - just ignore the shooter and the upcoming Camaro Orange - Casanova LS to discuss details of transformation, or even ask you to start the engine. Another viewer also old enough to recall the laws of most states close to the dangerous stalker Altima Coupe car drove him unconscious. Ended with a fear-inducing gaze at the end of the "look ma, no hands!" Two thumbs up greeting. 79 mph.
And so bitchin 'that goes with Camaros.
There is a reason for this. Above all, we think the hardware provided. You want to be a legend, and the other. And it's working. And some of them back to the qualities that make myths resurface old car and crawl. The modern car is a desperate thing -. The pencil-thin pillars and elbow in a commanding view over the hood, as the door frame again easily adopted infusion protest their entire body turns in modern power.
Mechanics of a successful merger of old and new is a product of sincerity here. Style, visibility, simplicity roma manual - ruins of old times. But too often prevents us from embracing things old car - meaning without control value, reliability hopeless stench of fuel - and thankfully not significantly. Instead, modern, fuel-injected, supercharged lump unscrew the rear of the car, each time, was prepared. And spinning wheels, yaw rate and steering angle on the right foot with a cable connected irrelevant - just as God intended.
In other words, is good.
We've already said that car we like. Could not do it - so far - failed to inspire the modern extension Camaro explain. Definitely not slow, not that. On the contrary, it is then avoided that the machine is a combination of lust one. Small but harmful to the basics
Being able to see through it does not help, but this is not enough to send us running is not. Maybe we can do everything possible to quickly dig shifter tenacious to resist. Or maybe it was the center of the steering wheel or the relentless drift - even this modified car. Heck, even the orange paint.
No, wait. It is one of those things. In fact, these are nitpicks against pony car fully capable. What really bothers us here: Modern Camaro - any modern Camaro, in fact - every inch of this machine of 43-year-old patina that oozes character, devoid of passion and purity.
Well, this, and this may be the end for us or our business or our marriage has yet to inspire you to do something.
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The Chevrolet Camaro is an automobile manufactured by General Motors under the Chevrolet brand, classified as a pony car and some versions also as a muscle car. It went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang. The car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967.
Four distinct generations of the Camaro were developed before production ended in 2002. The nameplate was revived again on a concept car that evolved into the fifth-generation Camaro; production started on March 16, 2009.
Before any official announcement, reports began running during April 1965 within the automotive press that Chevrolet was preparing a competitor to the Ford Mustang, code-named Panther. On June 21, 1966, around 200 automotive journalists received a telegram from General Motors stating, "...Please save noon of June 28 for important SEPAW meeting. Hope you can be on hand to help scratch a cat. Details will follow...(signed) John L. Cutter – Chevrolet Public Relations – SEPAW Secretary." The following day, the same journalists received another General Motors telegram stating, "Society for the Eradication of Panthers from the Automotive World will hold first and last meeting on June 28...(signed) John L. Cutter – Chevrolet Public Relations SEPAW Secretary." These telegrams puzzled the automotive journalists.
On June 28, 1966, General Motors held a live press conference in Detroit’s Statler-Hilton Hotel. It would be the first time in history that 14 cities were hooked up in real time for a press conference via telephone lines. Chevrolet General Manager Pete Estes started the news conference stating that all attendees of the conference were charter members of the Society for the Elimination of Panthers from the Automotive World and that this would be the first and last meeting of SEPAW. Estes then announced a new car line, project designation XP-836, with a name that Chevrolet chose in keeping with other car names beginning with the letter C such as the Corvair, Chevelle, Chevy II, and Corvette. He claimed the name, "suggests the comradeship of good friends as a personal car should be to its owner" and that "to us, the name means just what we think the car will do... Go!" The new Camaro name was then unveiled. Automotive press asked Chevrolet product managers, "What is a Camaro?" and were told it was "a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs."
The Camaro was first shown at a press preview in Detroit, Michigan, on September 12, 1966, and then later in Los Angeles, California, on September 19, 1966. The Camaro officially went on sale in dealerships on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year.
First-generation Camaro debuted in September 1966, for the 1967 model year, up to 1969 on a new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and would be available as a 2-door, 2+2 seating, coupé or convertible with a choice of 250 cu in (4.1 L) inline-6 and 302 cu in (4.9 L), 307 cu in (5.0 L), 327 cu in (5.4 L), 350 cu in (5.7 L), or 396 cu in (6.5 L) V8 powerplants. Concerned with the runaway success of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet executives realized that their compact sporty car, the Corvair, would not be able to generate the sales volume of the Mustang due to its rear-engine design, as well as declining sales, partly due to the bad publicity from Ralph Nader's book, Unsafe at Any Speed. Therefore, the Camaro was touted as having the same conventional rear-drive, front-engine configuration as Mustang and Chevy II Nova. In addition, the Camaro was designed to fit a variety of power plants in the engine bay. The first-generation Camaro would last until the 1969 model year and would eventually inspire the design of the new retro fifth-generation Camaro.
Introduced in February 1970, the second-generation Camaro was produced through the 1981 model year, with cosmetic changes made in 1974 and 1978 model years. The car was heavily restyled and became somewhat larger and wider with the new styling. Still based on the F-body platform, the new Camaro was similar to its predecessor, with a unibody structure, front subframe, an A-arm front suspension, and leaf springs to control the solid rear axle. Road & Trackpicked the 1971 SS350 as one of the 10 best cars in the world in August 1971. RS, SS, and Z28 performance packages gradually disappeared.
The Z28 package (shown to the right) was reintroduced in mid-year 1977, largely in response to enthusiast demand, first-time dominance over the Ford Mustang, as well as the success of its corporate stablemate, the Pontiac Trans Am.
In 1980 and 1981 the Z28s included an air induction hood scoop, with an intake door that opened under full throttle.
The third-generation Camaro was produced from 1982 to 1992. These were the first Camaros to offer modern fuel injection, Turbo-Hydramatic 700R4 four-speed automatic transmissions, five speed manual transmissions, 16 inch wheels, a standard 4-cylinder engine, and hatchback bodies. The cars were nearly 500 pounds (227 kg) lighter than the second generation model.
The IROC-Z (the IROC stands for International Race of Champions) was introduced in 1985 and continued through 1990. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Regulations required a CHMSL (Center High Mounted Stop Lamp) starting with the 1986 model year. For 1986, the new brake light was located on the exterior of the upper center area of the back hatch glass. For 1987 and later, the CHMSL was either mounted inside the upper hatch glass, or integrated into a rear spoiler (if equipped). In January 1987, the L98 5.7L 350" V8 engine became a regular option on the IROC-Z, paired with an automatic transmission only, although a limited run of 1,000 late 1986 350" Camaros had been produced. The "20th Anniversary Commemorative Edition" was offered in 1987, as well as a "25th Anniversary Heritage Package" in 1992 that included a 305 cu in (5.0 L) High Output engine. Beginning in 1988, the 1LE performance package was introduced, optional on street models and for showroom stock racing in the U.S. and Canada. The B4C or "police" package was made available beginning in 1991. This basically created a Z28 in more subtle RS styling.
The fourth-generation Camaro debuted in 1993 on an updated F-body platform. It retained the same characteristics since its introduction in 1967: a coupé body style with 2+2 seating (with an optional T-top roof) or convertible (introduced in 1994), rear-wheel drive, and a choice of V6 and V8 engines. The standard powerplant from 1993-1995 was a 3.4 liter V6. A more powerful 3.8 liter V6 was introduced as an option in 1995 and made standard in 1996. The LT1 V-8 engine, which was introduced in the Corvette in 1992, was standard in the Z28. Optional equipment included all-speed traction control and a new six-speed T-56 manual transmission; a four-speed automatic transmission was also available. Anti-lock brakes were standard equipment on all Camaros. The 1997 model year included a revised interior, and the 1998 models included exterior styling changes, and a switch to GM's aluminium block LS1 used in the Corvette C5. The 5.7-liter LS-1 was the first all-aluminum engine offered in a Camaro since the ’69 ZL-1 and carried a thrilling 305-horsepower rating. The Camaro remained in production through the 2002 model year, marking 35 years of continuous production. Chevy also offered a 35th anniversary edition for the 2002 model year. Production of the F-Body platform was stopped due to slowing sales, a deteriorating market for sports coupés, and plant overcapacity.
Based on the 2006 Camaro Concept and 2007 Camaro Convertible Concept, production of the fifth-generation Camaro was approved on 10 August 2006. Oshawa Car Assembly produces the new Camaro  which went on sale in spring of 2009 as a 2010 model year vehicle.
Production of the coupé began on March 16, 2009, in LS, LT, and SS trim levels. LS and LT models are powered by a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 producing 312 hp for the 2010 & 2011 model mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with manual shift. The SS is powered by the 6.2 L (376 cu in) LS3 V8 producing 426 hp (318 kW) and is paired with a 6-speed manual. The automatic SS gets the L99 V8 with 400 hp (300 kW). The RS appearance package is available on both the LT and SS and features 20-inch wheels with a darker gray tone, halo rings around xenon headlamps, a unique spoiler, and red RS or SS badges.
On April 1, 2010, the Camaro was named the World Car Design of the Year at the World Car of the Year Awards.
In late January 2011, the production of 2011 Camaro Convertibles started. The first going to Rick Hendrick via Barret-Jackson Car Auction. Convertibles had the same options as the coupé (engines, RS, SS, etc.). The Camaro Convertible features an aluminium brace over the engine assembly, and under the transmission. Due to the 2011 Fukushima earthquake, certain pigment colors were not available to make certain colors for both the coupé and convertible.
On November 2011, the export version (excluding Japanese version) of the Camaro was introduced after a two-year delay. The delay was due to the unexpected high demand and strained production capacity. The export version included different tail lamps with integrated reverse and amber turn signal lamps, larger external rear view mirrors with integrated side turn signal repeaters, "cleaner" rear bumper appearance (without reverse light inserts), and other changes as to comply with ECE regulations.
The 2012 model year marked the 45th anniversary of the Camaro and commemorated with a model available only in "Carbon Flash" paint. The V6 was updated to a 3.6 L "LFX" engine producing 323 hp (241 kW). The SS model received an upgrade to the suspension system. All models received the RS spoiler and taillight details, wheel-mounted volume and radio controls, and Bluetooth connectivity controls as standard. The 2012 ZL1 Camaro included a 6.2 L LSA supercharged V8 producing 580 hp (430 kW). The LSA motor is the same used in the Cadillac CTS-V and makes it the fastest production Camaro ever produced. Other features included 2-stage exhaust, the addition of suede seats, steering wheel, and shift knob, as well as ZL1-exclusive 20" aluminum wheels.
The Camaro was one of the vehicles in the SCCA-sanctioned Trans-Am Series. Chevrolet worked with Roger Penske to operate their unofficially factory-backed Trans Am team, winning the title in 1968 and 1969 with Mark Donohue. Jim Hall's Chaparral team replaced Penske for the 1970 season. Warren Agor of Rochester, NY, was the series' leading Camaro privateer, his orange #13's o, 1993, 1994, and 1998.
There was also another SCCA Trans-Am Series Camaro that was not popular because of racing but because of its body modifications. This Camaro, number 13, had been built and driven by Henry “Smokey” Yunick. Smokey Yunick was a car builder who worked to reduce the weight of his cars by acid-dipping body parts and installing thinner safety glass.
The Penske/Donohue Camaros also had the front sheet metal dropped, all four fenders widened, windshield laid back, front sub-frame “Z’d” to lower the car, the floor pan moved up and even the drip-rails were moved closer to the body. This Camaro had always kept its stock look and had a 302 engine that was able to produce 482 horsepower. This Camaro had later on been bought by Vic Edelbrock. At this time he put it to use as a test car for new age Chevy small block performance part. One part that had come out of his testing was the Edelbrock Cross-Manifold. To this day the Smokey Yunick 1968 Camaro is owned by Vic Edelbrock Jr.
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