Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible, 1998 MY US

The Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with the powerplant placed in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body. The 5.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder that produces 305 bhp (309 PS/227 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 454 N·m (335 lb·ft/46.3 kgm) at 4000 rpm. Power is transmitted to the wheels by means of a 6 speed manual gearbox. Its claimed kerb weight is 1621 kg.

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Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible, 1998 MY US information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4915 mm
How heavy?
1621 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5666 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
309 PS / 305 bhp / 227 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
454 Nm / 335 ft.lb / 46.3 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How economical?
18/27 US MPG EPA city/highway

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5666 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW 1547 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5666 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW 1557 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 5666 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW 1612 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 5666 cm3 314 PS 310 bhp 231 kW 1622 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5666 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1547 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5666 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1557 kg
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 5666 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1612 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 5666 cm3 330 PS 325 bhp 242 kW 1622 kg
Chevrolet Camaro -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3791 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1500 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3791 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 3791 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1588 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 3791 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5666 cm3 309 PS 305 bhp 227 kW 1560 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5666 cm3 309 PS 305 bhp 227 kW
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 5666 cm3 309 PS 305 bhp 227 kW 1621 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 5666 cm3 309 PS 305 bhp 227 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5666 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5666 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 5666 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 5666 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 3791 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1511 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 3791 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 3791 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1573 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 3791 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5666 cm3 309 PS 305 bhp 227 kW 1560 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5666 cm3 309 PS 305 bhp 227 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4A 5666 cm3 309 PS 305 bhp 227 kW
Chevrolet Camaro SS -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5666 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW 1524 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4A 5666 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 5666 cm3 324 PS 320 bhp 239 kW

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1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2568 mm 101.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1542 mm 60.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1539 mm 60.6 inches
Length 4915 mm 193.5 inches
Width 1882 mm 74.1 inches
Height 1321 mm 52 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.91
Kerb weight 1621 kg 3574 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 58.7 litres 12.9 UK Gal 15.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code LS1
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
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
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
309 PS (305 bhp) (227 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
53.8 bhp/litre
0.88 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
454 Nm (335 ft·lb) (46.3 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
80.13 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.1:1
Fuel system SFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1006.9 kPa (146 psi)
Maximum RPM 6000 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 708.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 190.77 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
140.31 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
188.16 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.13 kg/kW
11.91 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 18/27 US MPG EPA city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km13.1/8.7 l/100km city/highway
km/litre7.7/11.5 km/l city/highway
UK MPG21.6/32.4 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG18.0/27.0 US MPG city/highway
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.280
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CSW.ARB.
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 8 x 16
Wheel size rear 8 x 16
Tyres front P235/55 R 16
Tyres rear P235/55 R 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 302 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.5
Final drive ratio 3.42
general
Carfolio.com ID226974
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 48.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible added 2010-12-25.
Last modified 2013-02-28.