Classic Car Archive Specs, Facts, & History
The 1970 Camaro beget the second-generation and featured many different styling cues.
The new car was longer, lower, and wider than the first generation Camaro. It was considered a gorgeous design inspired by European sports cars, and delayed production proved to be no match for its sales and production numbers.
1970 also marked the first time in the four-year history of the car that a convertible option was not offered.
The RS package included numerous cosmetic changes including a distinctive front-end look that most noticeably featured two front bumpers on the left and right of the nose of the car instead of the normal full-width bumper. It also included round parking lights and hidden windshield wipers.
The SS package contained a modified 350 V8 producing 300hp with an available 396 producing 350hp, along with simulated air intakes on the hood, special bumble bee striping, and a blacked-out grill. It was possible to order a RS/SS.
The Z/28 came standard with a 350ci, 350-360 hp V8.
|Engine||0 to 60 MPH||Quarter Mile||Source|
|350ci/360hp||7.0 sec||14.8 sec @ 98 mph||Car Craft|
|350ci/375hp||14.1 sec @ 102.7 mph||Car Craft|
|Z/28||350ci||1x4bbl||360 hp||380 lb-ft|
|Std. V8||307ci||1x2bbl||200 hp||300 lb-ft|
|L48||350ci||1x4bbl||300 hp||380 lb-ft|
|L65||350ci||1z2bbl||250 hp||345 lb-ft|
|L78||396ci||1x4bbl||375 hp||415 lb-ft|
|L34||396ci||1x4bbl||350 hp||415 lb-ft|
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