Chevrolet Camaro Automatic, 1978 MY

Chevrolet Camaro is a car that has a 2 door coupé body style with a front located engine that delivers power to the rear wheels. 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 produces 170 bhp (172 PS/127 kW) of power at 3800 rpm, and maximum torque of 366 N·m (270 lb·ft/37.3 kgm) at 2400 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. The quoted weight at the kerb is 1615 kg.

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Key facts

Chevrolet Camaro Automatic, 1978 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
5019 mm
How heavy?
1615 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5733 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
172 PS / 170 bhp / 127 kW @ 3800 rpm
How much torque?
366 Nm / 270 ft.lb / 37.3 kgm @ 2400 rpm

Chevrolet Camaro models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4094 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4094 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1545 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1602 kg
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 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 1555 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 FF 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1720 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 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1731 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5898 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1798 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 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 5210 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 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 5210 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW 1525 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 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1623 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 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1597 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 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1731 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 5896 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5766 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5807 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1648 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1535 kg
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 1591 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 167 PS 165 bhp 123 kW 1520 kg
1978 Chevrolet Camaro Automatic 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 1615 kg 3560 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 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)
172 PS (170 bhp) (127 kW)
at 3800 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
29.7 bhp/litre
0.49 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
366 Nm (270 ft·lb) (37.3 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
63.84 Nm/litre
0.77 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.2:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 802.2 kPa (116.4 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 106.73 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
78.49 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
105.26 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.74 kg/kW
21.28 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 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.41
general
Carfolio.com ID229900
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1978 Chevrolet Camaro Automatic added 2011-01-22.
Last modified 2013-02-28.