Chevrolet Camaro, 1978 MY

The Chevrolet Camaro is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies its power to the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 5 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 145 bhp (147 PS/108 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 333 N·m (246 lb·ft/34 kgm) at 2400 rpm. A 4 speed manual 'box delivers the power to the wheels. Quoted weight at the kerb is 1602 kg.

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Key facts

Chevrolet Camaro, 1978 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5019 mm
How heavy?
1602 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 5001 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
147 PS / 145 bhp / 108 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
333 Nm / 246 ft.lb / 34 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Chevrolet Camaro models

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 3A 4094 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1605 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4094 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1545 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
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
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 4942 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1473 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5055 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1473 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4932 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1670 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5736 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1746 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4932 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1682 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5724 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1785 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1664 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5898 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1682 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1664 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5898 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1798 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1759 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1759 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1555 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1525 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1525 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1559 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1559 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1589 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1534 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1564 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1534 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5900 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1682 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5210 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1663 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5900 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1682 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5732 cm3 153 PS 151 bhp 113 kW 1813 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5732 cm3 151 PS 149 bhp 111 kW 1813 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW 1749 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5732 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1813 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4955 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1623 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4942 cm3 152 PS 150 bhp 112 kW 1523 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1523 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1583 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5013 cm3 155 PS 153 bhp 114 kW 1446 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 135 PS 133 bhp 99 kW 1471 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4942 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 150 PS 148 bhp 110 kW 1527 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW 1655 kg
1978 Chevrolet Camaro 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 1602 kg 3532 lb
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 LG3
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5 litre
5001 cc
(305.18 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 94.89 × 88.39 mm
3.74 × 3.48 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.07
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
147 PS (145 bhp) (108 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
29 bhp/litre
0.48 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
333 Nm (246 ft·lb) (34 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
66.59 Nm/litre
0.8 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 836.8 kPa (121.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 625.13 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 91.77 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
67.49 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
90.51 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.82 kg/kW
24.75 lb/bhp
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
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
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 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID229834
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 44.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Chevrolet Camaro added 2011-01-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.