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1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

I’ve always wanted a Camaro. I know they have a rat-cheese reputation, but I’ve always liked them. I got my 89 Firebird in 1995, the sister car to the Camaro, but it just wasn’t the same. I spent a lot of time and money trying to beef up the 305 TBI motor, but it still wasn’t a 350. (It was probably near an honest 250 hp at the engine… compared to 170 stock… echh.)

I finally had my chance. Brian, a coworker and former bandmate wanted a better year-round car (or truck) and was looking to get out of his lease. Right away I mentioned that I was interested. As of 10:00, Tuesday, December 12, 2000, I own a Camaro.

Specifications & Safety Features

Performance Data
  • Acceleration (0-60 mph): 5.3 sec.
  • Braking Distance (60-0 mph): 124 ft.
  • Roadholding Index: 0.86
  • Base Number of Cylinders: 8
  • Base Engine Size: 5.7 liters
  • Horsepower: 305 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Torque: 335 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
Exterior Dimensions:
  • Length: 193.2 in.
  • Width: 74.1 in.
  • Height: 51.3 in.
  • Weight: 3439 lbs.
  • Wheelbase: 101.1 in.
Interior Dimensions:
  • Front Headroom: 37.2 in.
  • Rear Headroom: 35.3 in.
  • Front Shoulder Room: 57.4 in.
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 55.8 in.
  • Front Hip Room: 52.8 in.
  • Rear Hip Room: 44.4 in.
  • Front Leg Room: 43 in.
  • Rear Leg Room: 26.8 in.
  • Luggage Capacity: 12.9 cu.ft.
Safety Features
  • Anti-Lock Brakes: Standard
  • De-powered Air Bag: Standard
  • Traction Control: Optional
Fuel Efficiency
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.8 gal.
  • EPA Mileage Estimates: (City/Highway)
  • Manual: 19 mpg / 28 mpg
  • Automatic: 17 mpg / 24 mpg
  • Range in Miles: 319 mi. / 470 mi. (city/highway)
Powertrain
  • Type: 5.7 Liter LS1 V8 SFI
  • Block: Cast Aluminum
  • Cylinder Head: Cast Aluminum
  • Hydraulic Lifters: Roller
  • Bore & Stroke: 3.90 x 3.62
  • Redline: 6000 rpm
  • Displacement (Liters/CID): 5.67/346

Original Photos and Gumball 3000 Promotional Photos

Performance and Upgrade Plan

Phase 1
Phase 2
Handling
Misc.
Results
  • Gross Engine HP:
  • Net* Engine HP:
  • Net+ RWHP:

* Net Engine HP is the corrected horsepower based on the
aftermarket manufacturer’s HP rating minus 10%. This is to account for
manufacturers’ "over-enthusiastic" performance estimates and HP lost when using components in conjunction.

+ Net RWHP is the approx. horsepower applied to the rear wheel. (Net Engine HP minus ~15%)

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