Chevrolet Camaro, 1972 MY

The Chevrolet Camaro is a 2 door coupé style road car with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 5 litres. This unit musters power and torque figures of 130 bhp (132 PS/97 kW) at 4000 rpm and 312 Nm (230 lbft/31.8 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. The engine drives the wheels via a 3 speed manual 'box. The Chevrolet Camaro weighs a claimed 1515 kg at the kerb. It is said to be able to achieve a top speed of 165 km/h (103 mph).

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Key facts

Chevrolet Camaro, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4775 mm
How heavy?
1515 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 5012 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
132 PS / 130 bhp / 97 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
312 Nm / 230 ft.lb / 31.8 kgm @ 2400 rpm
How fast?
165 km/h, 103 mph

Chevrolet Camaro models

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 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5733 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 5001 cm3 137 PS 135 bhp 101 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 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
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

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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1468 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1461 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1464 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1461 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1465 kg
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2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 4942 cm3 143 PS 141 bhp 105 kW 1471 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 4942 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1648 kg
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1972 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 4775 mm 188 inches
Width 1890 mm 74.4 inches
Height 1247 mm 49.1 inches
Ground clearance 119 mm 4.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1515 kg 3340 lb
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 litre
5012 cc
(305.851 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98.3 × 82.55 mm
3.87 × 3.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.19
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
132 PS (130 bhp) (97 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
25.9 bhp/litre
0.43 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
312 Nm (230 ft·lb) (31.8 kgm)
at 2400 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
62.25 Nm/litre
0.75 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 782.3 kPa (113.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 626.5 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 165 km/h (103 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 87 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
63.99 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
85.81 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.63 kg/kW
26.1 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.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID45683
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 47.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Chevrolet Camaro added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.