Chevrolet Camaro SS, 1972 MY

The Chevrolet Camaro SS is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which delivers its 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 produces 200 bhp (203 PS/149 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 407 N·m (300 lb·ft/41.5 kgm) at 2800 rpm. A 4 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels. Stated weight at the kerb is 1537 kg. Top quoted speed is 185 km/h (115 mph).

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Key facts

Chevrolet Camaro SS, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4775 mm
How heavy?
1537 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5733 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
203 PS / 200 bhp / 149 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
407 Nm / 300 ft.lb / 41.5 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How fast?
185 km/h, 115 mph

Chevrolet Camaro models

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 4M 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1605 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5001 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1602 kg
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 3A 5733 cm3 172 PS 170 bhp 127 kW 1615 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
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 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 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 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 3M 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1690 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 157 PS 155 bhp 116 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 147 PS 145 bhp 108 kW 1701 kg
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
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
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW
Chevrolet Camaro -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5733 cm3 188 PS 185 bhp 138 kW

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4982 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 213 PS 210 bhp 157 kW 1442 kg
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Momo Mirage -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5896 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5896 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6554 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 5896 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5896 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6555 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1681 kg
fixed-head coupé FR 3A 6555 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1618 kg
fixed-head coupé FR 3M 6555 cm3 203 PS 200 bhp 149 kW 1604 kg
1972 Chevrolet Camaro SS data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2743 108
Track/tread (front) 1557 61.3
Track/tread (rear) 1524 60
Length 4775 188
Width 1890 74.4
Height 1247 49.1
Ground clearance 119 4.7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1537 kg 3389
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.7 litre
5733 cc
(349.849 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 88.4 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
(DIN)
203 PS (200 bhp) (149 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
34.9 bhp/litre
0.57 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
407 Nm (300 ft·lb) (41.5 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
70.99 Nm/litre
0.86 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 892.1 kPa (129.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 716.63 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
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 185 km/h (115 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 131.93 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
97.03 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
130.12 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.31 kg/kW
17.21 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 6.300
Turning circle 12.30 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.42
general
Carfolio.com ID45661
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Chevrolet Camaro SS added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.