The fourth-generation Chevrolet Camaro debuted for the 1993 model year on an updated F-body platform. It would retain the same characteristic since the first-generation’s introduction back in 1967, with 2-doors and 2 by 2 seating available as a coupe (with optional T-top roof) or convertible, rear-wheel drive, and a choice of V6 and V8 power engines. In 1996 Chevrolet Camaro came with a 3.8 liter V6 engine, introduced as an option during 1995, which became standard in base Camaro. The SS which stood for “Super Sport” became an available option for the Z28. The 1998 model year was refreshed and revised with both exterior and engine changes. The fourth generation Camaro would last throughout the 2002 model year. Due to poor sales and deteriorated standards of sports coupe market, the General Motors discontinued the production of Camaro.
The new wheel and tyre package on the SS resulted in better handling and braking compared to the Z28. Convertible Super Sport cars however had 16 inch ZR1 style wheels. Also available this year for the V6 model was the Y87 package, which included an Auburn limited-slip differential, better tyres, dual exhaust tips, 4-wheel disc brakes, a sportier steering ratio, and more aggressive gear ratio in the differential for automatic equipped cars. A new RS package added lower-body aero trim and a 3-piece spoiler to base coupes and convertibles. The SS cars, which were modified by Street Legal Performance (SLP) through contract with GM, were the highest factory performers offered at that time and included a functioning hood scoop and new five-spoke 17 in (43 cm) x 9 in (23 cm) wheels.
1996 saw minor mechanical revisions, as well as small power gains from the new OBD II-compliant engine controls. All base model Camaros were now equipped with the 3800 series II. V8 models still came with the 5.7L LT1 engine. The dual catalytic converters required by OBD-II resulted in lower restriction and a mild power boost to 285 hp (213 kW) and 325 lb-ft (441 N.m) of torque.
Two option packages also returned with the RS (last seen in 1992), an appearance option for the V6 model, and the SS (last seen in 1972), was a performance and appearance package for V8 engine powered cars. During the year 1995, the 3.8-liter V6 engine was introduced as an option which became standard feature in Chevrolet Camaro. The Z28′s 5.7-liter V8 gained 10 horsepower which eventually rose to 305 on the Super Sport. It was produced by an outside firm named SLP Engineering. The SS (Super Sport) package included wider wheels and tyres, styling and suspension modifications, and a functional hood scoop.
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