Chevrolet Camaro Z28, 1978 MY

The Camaro Z28 is a car from Chevrolet, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door coupé body style. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 5.7 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 185 bhp (188 PS/138 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 380 N·m (280 lb·ft/38.8 kgm) at 2400 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.

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Key facts

Chevrolet Camaro Z28, 1978 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5019 mm
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5733 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
188 PS / 185 bhp / 138 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
380 Nm / 280 ft.lb / 38.8 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Chevrolet Camaro models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4094 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1545 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1605 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4094 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1602 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4094 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1555 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1615 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1612 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4094 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW 1602 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
Chevrolet Camaro -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4094 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW 1612 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1690 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1701 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4329 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4329 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
Chevrolet Camaro -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5898 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1731 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1889 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1518 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1518 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1589 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1589 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1623 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1623 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1597 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1597 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5900 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 1731 kg
Dodge Magnum XE -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5900 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1731 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5900 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1731 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4942 cm3 205 PS 202 bhp 151 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 205 PS 202 bhp 151 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4942 cm3 197 PS 194 bhp 145 kW 1340 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6555 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW 1656 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6586 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1642 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5807 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1648 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1591 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6598 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1653 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6586 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW 1583 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6599 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6558 cm3 183 PS 180 bhp 134 kW
Pontiac Le Mans Can Am -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6558 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1614 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6558 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
1978 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2743 mm 108 inches
Track/tread (front) 1557 mm 61.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1524 mm 60 inches
Length 5019 mm 197.6 inches
Width 1890 mm 74.4 inches
Height 1250 mm 49.2 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.83
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 79.6 litres 17.5 UK Gal 21 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code LM1
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.7 litre
5733 cc
(349.849 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.39 mm
4 × 3.48 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
188 PS (185 bhp) (138 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
32.3 bhp/litre
0.53 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
380 Nm (280 ft·lb) (38.8 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
66.28 Nm/litre
0.8 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 832.9 kPa (120.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 716.63 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
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7 x 15
Wheel size rear 7 x 15
Tyres front GR70-15
Tyres rear GR70-15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID229801
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 added 2011-01-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.