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Chevrolet Camaro Z28 - 1968
When the camaro made its debut for 1967 as chevrolets challenge to fords mustang, it included super sport and rally sport option packages. Introduced later was the 228 option, originally produced for trans-am racing but put into full production for 1968 because of shrill demands by street racers.
Top speed of 132 mph
engine typedrivetrain: Overhead-valve, v8
displacement 302 cu. In. Power rating 290 hp transmission 4-speed manual
chassis: Independent front coil-spring suspension, with rear semielliptic leaf springs; Recirculating-ball steering; Front disc, rear drum brakes; About 3,050 lbs.
the z28 package, which added a minimum of $400 to the price of the basic camaro coupe, included such stylistic delights as a ducktail rear spoiler and racing stripes. Inside the machine were power front disc brakes, heavy-duty suspension, a muncie four-speed manual transmission, holley four-barrel carbs and a 302-cu.-in. V8 engine that chevy rated at 290 hp but that actually neared 400 hp. This powerhouse could reach 132 mph after hitting 60 mph from a standing start in 5.3 seconds.
in 1967 the z28 did well enough in the trans-am championship series, but in 1968 it was dominant, with driver mark donohue winning 10 of the 13 races. These racing successes are what caused a marked increase in sales of the
z28 to nonprofessional racers, with production soaring from 602 in 1967 to 7,199 in 1968.
The new 302-cu.-in. V8 engine of this 1968 chevy camaro z28 was officially rated at 290 hp but actually was closer to 400 hp.
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