Chevrolet Camaro Models and Camaro History

The Chevrolet Camaro first surfaced during the 1967 model year as a direct competitor against Ford’s Mustang. Defined as a pony car, the Camaro had long represented affordable sport performance in the Chevrolet line-up. A fourth-generation version of the Chevrolet sports car resulted in a number of design and mechanical attributes engineered for the high-end Corvette. In 1998, a mid-cycle refresh of the Chevrolet Camaro notably rid the car of its quad square sealed beam headlights in favor of a rounded housing conforming to the body contours. Under the hood of the Z28 version of the sports car, the V-8 engine was a new 5.7-liter powerplant produced in aluminum. Utilizing a functional air induction system element on the hood, the Chevrolet Camaro SS develops 320 horsepower.

 

The V-8 power unit generated 305 horsepower and could be paired with a six-speed manual transmission. A lower-cost, more fuel-efficient V-6 engine producing a modest 205 horsepower would also be available with the 1998 Chevrolet Camaro. Creating shockwaves among American performance car fans, Chevrolet discontinued the Camaro after the vehicle’s 35th anniversary. The popularity of the sports car eventually resulted in General Motors resurrecting the model in a modern interpretation of the first-generation style. The car arrived as a coupe initially with a convertible model being reinstated to Camaro line-up in 2011.

 

The 2010 Camaro made a triumphant return to the marketplace with a 3.6-liter V-6 powering the base model and a 6.2-liter V-8 engine serving as the basis for a new Camaro SS. The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS produced up to 426 horsepower but also delivered admirable fuel economy thanks to Active Fuel Management. Horsepower remained the focus of the 2012 Camaro with the introduction of the 580-horsepower Camaro ZL1 followed by the 505-horsepower Z/28 in 2014.

New and Used Camaro Prices, Chevrolet Camaro Model Years and History

Chevrolet’s high-octane Camaro packs a serious punch under the hood, and doesn’t skimp on standard features, either.
The iconic and timeless Camaro brings true muscle car power to a modernized racing coupe that can carry four people at breathtaking speeds.
The iconic Chevrolet Camaro is back with convertible and coupe options.
Ten years have passed since the heyday of this speed demon. It’s returned in a hail of glory with a beefed up engine, new body style and plenty to love.
A modern take on a classic American pony car, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro features angular styling, giving the car a more aggressive and sleek demeanor.
Available in a ZL1 trim equipped with 580 hp, the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro is a RWD pony car available in coupe and convertible trim levels.
A RWD pony car available in coupe and convertible models, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is now available in a 580 hp producing ZL1 trim.
Roaring back like a lion for the last model year, the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro features a performance boosted six-cylinder engine and a convertible model.
A muscle car icon has returned as the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, a two-door sports coupe that brings 1960's style into the 21st century.
An iconic two-door sports car, the 2002 Chevrolet Camaro has reached the end of its production life and bows out with a choice between a coupe or convertible, and a 200 hp V6 or a 310 hp V8.
The 2001 Chevrolet Camaro is an iconic American sports car that is offered as a coupe or convertible, with a choice between a 200 hp V6 or a 310 hp V8.
A two-door sports car, the 2000 Chevrolet Camaro continues to build on its classic heritage and is offered as a coupe or a convertible.
A two-door sports car with deep roots in American motoring history, the 1999 Chevrolet Camaro is available as a coupe or convertible, with seating for four, and with a choice between V6 or V8 power.
The 1998 Chevrolet Camaro is a two-door sports car which is available as a coupe or convertible, with seating for four, and a choice between V6 or V8 power.