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Key facts

1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4915 mm
How heavy?
1524 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5666 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
324 PS / 320 bhp / 239 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
468 Nm / 345 / 47.7 kgm @ 4400 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 5.5 s
How fast?
257 km/h, 160 mph


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1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS technical specifications


The Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS is a 2 door coupé-bodied car with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.7 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 320 bhp (324 PS/239 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 468 N·m (345 lb·ft/47.7 kgm) at 4400 rpm.
A 6 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels.
The Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS weighs a claimed 1524 kg at the kerb.
Its maximum speed stated is 257 km/h, which is 160 mph.
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS data
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2568 101.1
Track/tread (front) 1542 60.7
Track/tread (rear) 1539 60.6
Length 4915 193.5
Width 1882 74.1
Height 1303 51.3
Ground clearance 157 6.2
length:wheelbase ratio 1.91
Kerb weight 1524 kg 3360 lb
Weight distribution 58 % front
fuel tank capacity 58.7 litres 12.9 UK Gal 15.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.7 litre
5666 cc
(345.761 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 99 × 92 mm
3.9 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
324 PS (320 bhp) (239 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
56.5 bhp/litre
0.93 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
468 Nm (345 ft·lb) (47.7 kgm)
at 4400 rpm
Specific torque
82.6 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.1:1
Fuel system ESPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1038 kPa (150.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 708.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 4.5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 5.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 13.20 s
Standing quarter-mile 13.9 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 257 km/h (160 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 212.89 PS/g
156.58 kW/g
209.97 bhp/ton
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.39 kg/kW
10.67 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 2.300
Turning circle 12.20 m
Front suspension I.DW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.TLi.PR.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 9 x 17
Wheel size rear 9 x 17
Tyres front Goodyear Eagle F1 P275/40 ZR 17
Tyres rear Goodyear Eagle F1 P275/40 ZR 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.5
Final drive ratio 3.42
general ID20801
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 48.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS added 1998-08-02.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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