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Chevrolet Camaro SS

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6588 cm3 / 402.0 cu in / 402.0 cu in, 179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 468.0 N·m / 345.2 lb·ft / 345.2 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1972
ModelCamaro SSIssued until
SerieCamaroNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4775 mm / 188.0 in / 188.0 inTotal (curb) weight1617 kg / 3565 lb / 3565 lb
Width1890 mm / 74.4 in / 74.4 inDry weight
Height1247 mm / 49.1 in / 49.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2743 mm / 108.0 in / 108.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1557 mm / 61.3 in / 61.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance119 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.00 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore104.8 mm / 4.13 in / 4.13 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.4 mm / 3.76 in / 3.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement6588 cm3 / 402.0 cu in / 402.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity823.50 cm3/cylinder / 50.253 cu in/cylinder / 50.253 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque468.0 N·m / 345.2 lb·ft / 345.2 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)71.6 kW / 96.0 hp / 96.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output27.2 kW/l / 0.597 bhp/cu in / 0.597 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque71.0 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.42

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio148.4 kW/ton / 112.5 bhp/ton / 112.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock6.3Turning circle12.3 m / 40.4 ft / 40.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Camaro SS

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