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1990 Chevrolet Camaro

1990 Chevrolet Camaro
The IROC-Z version of the Chevrolet Camaro
was in its last year in 1990.

Though the 1990 Chevrolet Camaro looked little different outside, there were some notable changes to the interior. Foremost among them was the addition of a driver-side air bag, but the new leather seating option was also newsworthy.

Somewhat less exciting was a switch to yellow instrument-panel graphics and the application of Scotchgard-brand fabric protector. The same two models were again offered, base RS and performance-oriented IROC-Z, and both continued to be available in either coupe or convertible form.

Replacing the 2.8-liter V-6 as standard power was an enlarged 3.1-liter version. Horsepower grew by only five to 140, but torque increased a useful 20 pound-feet to 180. Otherwise, the engine charts were a rerun.

Standard on the IROC and RS convertible, and optional on the RS coupe, was a 170-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8. Optional on the IROC was a 220-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8, as well as a 230-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8. All but the last could be ordered with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission; the 5.7 came only with the automatic.

Production only reached about a third of the 1989 figure, totaling a mere 34,986. Convertibles were particularly rare, with only 1,294 IROCs and 729 RSs built. But much of this was due to the fact that the '91 Camaros were introduced in the spring of 1990, cutting short the 1990 model year.

1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS
All Camaros, including the base RS,
got tinted glass for 1990.

1990 Chevrolet Camaro Facts
Model Weight range (lbs.) Price range (new)
Number built
Camaro 3,107-3,348 $10,995-$20,19534,986

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