• Chevrolet Camaro SS

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Key facts

Chevrolet Camaro SS, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
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 / 41.5 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How fast?
185 km/h, 115 mph


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1972 Chevrolet Camaro SS technical specifications


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).
1972 Chevrolet Camaro SS data
Chevrolet Camaro SS, 1972 MY data
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
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 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
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
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
203 PS (200 bhp) (149 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
34.9 bhp/litre
0.57 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
407 Nm (300 ft·lb) (41.5 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
70.99 Nm/litre
0.86 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
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
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/g
97.03 kW/g
130.12 bhp/ton
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 per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering recirculating ball
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
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.42
general 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.

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