A fabulous redesign and more power
highlighted the 1993 Chevrolet Camaro.
The 1993 Chevrolet Camaro wore a completely new design for the first time in
more than a decade.
The previous generation's sharp body creases were smoothed out, but many of the styling elements of the rear-drive sports coupe were carried over; there was no mistaking this new fourth-generation for anything but a Camaro.
Only a coupe was offered at first, a convertible promised for later. The base coupe dropped its RS nomenclature, but the Z28 continued as the high-performance variant.
Though the '93 Camaro rode the same 101-inch wheelbase as the '92 model, there were many changes beneath its sleek skin. In front, a new short/long-arm coil spring suspension substituted for MacPherson struts, while the rear continued with a multi-link solid axle and coil springs.
Spring rates were markedly softer for a better ride, but the new Camaro handled just as well as the old. And whether in base or Z28 form, it boasted more power.
Each version came with only one engine. Base models got a new 3.4-liter V-6 that produced 160 horsepower, 20 more than the previous 3.1-liter V-6. Z28s were fitted with a slightly detuned version of the Corvette's LT1 5.7-liter V-8, which in this application belted out 275 horsepower (versus 300 in the 'Vette).
A five-speed manual was standard with the V-6, while a new six-speed manual came with the V-8. A four-speed automatic was optional with both engines.
The base Camaro produced 160 horsepower
from its 3.4-liter V-6.
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