1978 Chevy Camaro

1978 CHEVY CAMARO REVISED
For the 1978 model year, Chevy executed the third major mid-cycle restyling of the Camaro, with a new front and rear facia and many other trim and detail changes. The new front end was a urethane one-piece bumper-grille combination that totally changed the look of the car. It had a much more aggressive stance and a modern aerodynamic look. The rear end was completely restyled also with a new set of tail lights in the new body-colored rear facia/bumper face. Z/28s got blacked-out grilles and tail light strips, and a model-specific hood with wild new NACA air intake duct in the center. T-tops were available on all models.

1978 Chevy Camaro INTERIORS


1978 Chevy Camaro PRODUCTION NUMBERS

Base 1978 Chevy Camaro

Rally Sport (RS)

Type LT

Type LT/RS

Z/28

134,491

11,902

65,635

5,696

54,907


1979 Chevy Camaro SPECIFICATIONS

Wheelbase

Length

Width

Height

Track, front

Track, rear

Weight

V8 ENGINE OPTIONS

LG3-code

LM1-code

LM1-code

PERFORMANCE         

Z/28 4-speed

Z/28 auto

108.0 / 2743 mm

197.6 in / 5019 mm

74.4 in / 1890 mm

49.2 in / 1250 mm

61.3 in / 1557 mm

60.0 in / 1524 mm

3549 lbs/ 1610 kg


305ci V8 1X4bbl

350ci V8 1X4bbl

350ci V8 1X4bbl


Zero-to-60 = 7.3 sec

Zero-to-60 = 7.3 sec









145 hp / 245 lb/ft

170 hp / 270 lb/ft

185 hp / 280 lb/ft


1/4-mile = 15.8 sec @ 90.5 mph

1/4-mile = 16.0 sec @ 91.1 mph


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