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Chevrolet Camaro SS

(1998 model)

Brief specs of 1998 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5666 cm3 / 345.8 cu in / 345.8 cu in, 238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 468.0 N·m / 345.2 lb·ft / 345.2 lb·ft @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 257 km/h / 160 mph / 160 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1998
ModelCamaro SSIssued until
SerieCamaroNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS


Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4730 l / 167.04 cu ft / 167.04 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4915 mm / 193.5 in / 193.5 inTotal (curb) weight1524 kg / 3360 lb / 3360 lb
Width1882 mm / 74.1 in / 74.1 inDry weight
Height1303 mm / 51.3 in / 51.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2568 mm / 101.1 in / 101.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1542 mm / 60.7 in / 60.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1539 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inWeight distribution (front)58.0 % / 58.0 % / 58.0 %
Ground clearance157 mm / 6.2 in / 6.2 inFuel capacity59 l / 12.9 UK gal / 15.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.91  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.08 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore99.0 mm / 3.90 in / 3.90 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyESPFiEngine displacement5666 cm3 / 345.8 cu in / 345.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity708.25 cm3/cylinder / 43.220 cu in/cylinder / 43.220 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque468.0 N·m / 345.2 lb·ft / 345.2 lb·ft at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)100.5 kW / 134.8 hp / 134.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.1 kW/l / 0.925 bhp/cu in / 0.925 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque82.6 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.5
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.42


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.50 s / 4.50 s / 4.50 sTop (maximal) speed257 km/h / 160 mph / 160 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.50 s / 5.50 s / 5.50 sPower-to-weight ratio210.0 kW/ton / 159.1 bhp/ton / 159.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)13.20 s / 13.20 s / 13.20 sFuel 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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.3Turning circle12.2 m / 40.0 ft / 40.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle,T Links, Panhard rod, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/60-R16Tyres rear33-4
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chevrolet Camaro SS


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