It feels like the Z28 has a center of gravity far lower than the Mustang's. In 1994 however, the computer logic was changed to a Mass Air Flow system. The brand-new Camaro and Firebird take on the twelve-year-old Mustang, updated in 235-horsepower Cobra form. The circuit is also a cruel test of brakes. The Camaro's gauge cluster is garish by comparison, but at least its instrument faces are now marked in white rather than the jarring yellow of last year. It was used through four manufacturers: Chevrolet, Pontiac, Cadillac and Buick. The Mustang has a tight, polished feel that we would not have thought possible from a platform whose roots are in the 1978 Fairmont.
Minor changes were made to the suspension and the brakes were increased in size. Chevrolet was caught flat-footed and had to spot the Mustang more than a million sales before responding with the Camaro in the fall of 1966. In 1993, the computer used a removable Memcal chip essential to run the systems. Handling and safety have been improved by adopting a rack-and-pinion power steering unit, as well as four wheel disc brakes with anti lock and dual front airbags. It had a compression ratio of 10. That same torque carried the Camaro up Waterford's steep hill with less effort than the puffing Mustang expended. The profile looks great, the roofline is graceful, and the tall glass gives better outward visibility than does the Camaro's squashed greenhouse.
It produced 260 hp and 330 foot-pounds of torque. Sure, their beloved steed has taken huge strides in styling and sophistication, but at Waterford Hills, it got its haunches hammered by the archrival Camaro. The Z28's is more heavily assisted—usually a plus at a tight track like this—but it tended to evoke too much initial turn-in. The 4-speed 4L60 automatic transmission was optional. Chevy's pony car quickly established itself as the Mustang's most bitter rival, and the two have been brawling ever since—in showrooms, on racetracks, and between the covers of magazines.
It's a wide, low car, and the driver looks out through a radically raked windshield and over a rapidly dropping nose. In fact, it kicks pony tail. Ben went a few extra steps to attack extra fat hiding beneath the skin as well. In that crowd, the speed and power of the V-8s look fabulous. Each Camaro had unique option features — no two were alike.
The base models came with 16 inch steel wheels with hubcaps. He may sit on a pillow, but he seems to know what he's doing. To improve fuel economy a Borg-Warner T56 6-speed manual transmission with computer aided gear selection device has been added for 1994. Our Z28 lunged to 60 mph in 5. Also, before answering use proper English and spelling and correct wording so others like myself can understand you. The Z28 also has a lower center of gravity.
Ride quality is marginally stiffer than the Mustang's but still entirely acceptable. The Camaro's suspension was always quicker to settle after bumps and ham-fisted maneuvers. It has also been a star performer in the Trans-Am racing series, as well as in Sports Car Club of America class competitions. The Mustang's numbers are tamer 285 pound-feet of torque at 3400 rpm, and 215 horses at 4200 , and so is its personality. Of course, performance figures do not tell the whole story.
Accordingly, the car's on-board computer was modified from dealing only with the engine as in 1993, to controlling both the engine and transmission on automatic models. This system uses a Mass Air Flow Sensor placed in front of the throttle body to measure the incoming airflow into the motor. To route fresh air into the motor, Ben took a 4-inch piece of aluminum pipe, massaged it into an oval to fit the throttle-body, then sectioned and welded it all up. Thanks… You should be able to get it from your local library. The Camaro edges out its stablemate by a hair, based on lower price and sleeker styling. Solar-Ray glass all-around reduces glare, while the unique aerodynamically designed windshield wipers are designed to operate efficiently at high speeds.
That put an even greater emphasis on the selection of top-end components, so the cylinder heads of choice were 210cc units from Air Flow Research. They have a tendency to corrode inside and when this happens, it hinders the performance to the point that acceleration is greatly hampered. The 1994 Camaro was a 4th Generation Camaro. Now it exudes style, finesse and fun, and, not to forget, safety. Off the track I averaged 20.
Coolant temperature gauges were replaced with a dummy gauge. The 3800 engine had a power output of 200 hp 149 kW and would eventually replace the 3400 V6 engine due to its more refined nature. Rotten pavement gets both chassis leaping and crashing about. Neither car burdens its driver with nasty ride characteristics or nervous direction changes. The fourth-generation of the Camaro would continue production up to the 2002 model year when discontinued production due to slow sales, a deteriorated sports coupé market, and plant overcapacity.
Also available this year for the V6 model was the Y87 package, which included an Auburn limited-slip differential, better tires, dual exhaust tips, 4-wheel disc brakes, a sportier steering ratio, and more aggressive gear ratio in the differential for automatic transmission equipped cars. The Camaro ran the quarter-mile in 14. Previously, all V8 powered models had side mirrors painted in this color. Not coincidentally, the two events shared uncanny similarities. If you have modded at all, then you may be equal or higher, or be faster in a different powerband. Other creature comforts include: power seats, locks, windows and trunk. The new more rigid chassis practically eliminates body flex and insures a poised, balanced and supple ride.