The 2002 4th Generation Camaro Convertible is a smooth machine! Sadly this Chevrolet Camaro was underpowered both by ancient and today’s standards. The Chevy Camaro has long been a strong contender in the Pony Car Wars! This Camaro image is the work of Chas Sinklier aka VivaChas. This work of automotive art is part of the Forth in the Series on Chevrolet’s Camaro and its Generations. There’s Hot Rod Art and T-Shirt Art and more available sporting this Automotive Art from Chas! You’ll see Street Rod Art and Muscle Car Art all over the site as well! And here’s a Grand Idea for you! If you’re a fan of the Camaro, you should get yourself a print of this image for your very own! – Best get it now while you’re thinking about it! You deserve some thing nice created by VivaChas! Click Here to Shop for VivaChas Automotive Art! ~;0)
4th Generation Camaro
The 4th Generation Camaro ran from “1993 through 2002 model years. And the last 30 models were unofficially sold in 2003! This Camaro ran on an updated F-body platform. It retained the same characteristic since the first-generation’s introduction back in 1967. That is 2-doors, 2+2 seating, available as a coupe (with optional T-top roof) or convertible. And as a Pony Car it naturally sported rear-wheel drive, and a choice of V6 and V8 power-plants. The 1998 model year got refreshed and revised with exterior and engine changes. The fourth-gen Camaro would last up through the 2002 model year. That’s when General Motors discontinued production due to slow sales!” Maybe they needed to build a better Pony Car! And as you’ll see in the next of the Series the 5th Gen Camaro fit the bill with a vengeance! Source: Camaro Wiki
1998 – Commercial – 4th Generation Camaro Z28
TV Commercials – Gotta Love ’em! This one is on the subtle side for many folks! – But! – Camaro lovers know what they’re talking about! – Who Do You Love? The 4th Generation Camaro that’s who! Video Source: Video Archeology
Chevy’s Camaro Stats!
We know you love ’em! Got your Stat and Spec fix right here! Learn Baby – Learn! – – – “Production shifted from GM’s Van Nuys, California assembly plant. It traveled to Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, Canada in 1993. The new design incorporated sheet moulding compound (SMC)! That’s chopped fiberglass and polyester resin. Used it for the roof, hatch, doors, and spoiler. Base Camaros sported a 160 hp (119 kW) 3.4 L pushrod V6.
The Z28 featured the 350 LT1 V8 engine. That mills sqeaked out 275 hp (205 kW) and 325 lb·ft (441 N·m) torque. Corvette ran that engine one year earlier! And transfered power through the optional Borg-Warner six-speed manual transmission when ordered with the V8. The Camaro was the first of many vehicles to use this gearbox. In 1993, the Camaro Z28 became the official pace car for the Indianapolis 500. A “pace car edition” as a $995 option found 633 buyers! And it featured “Indy 500″ identification on black and white body color scheme. It showed off multicolored pin-striping and white painted road-wheels.” Source: Camaro Wiki
Motor Trend Chevrolet Camaro Road Test
WoooHoot! Motor Tests the 4th Generation Camaro! Check it Out! 1998 brought some Good News! Video Source: mnmn3383’s channel
4th Generation Camaro 2002 – The End
“The final 4th generation Camaro rolled out on 27 August 2002. Total production for 2002 was 42,098. The Boisbriand plant in the province of Quebec just outside of Montreal then closed down.” – But Wait! – There’s More! – – – “GM’s Performance Division unveiled a Z28 show vehicle at the 2002 Woodward Dream Cruise! It sent off the Camaro’s 35-year heritage. It emulated the 1960s and 1970s Penske-Sunoco stock TransAm race team vehicles.” – – –
GM Had Big Plans!
“GM had a plan in late 2003 on building a spiritual Oldsmobile-badged Buick GNX successor! Hence it’s Code Name – “Slave” – spun off the then-discontinued Camaro SS and Pontiac Trans Am. And then it got canceled because of the Oldsmobile division’s upcoming closure. Only one Oldsmobile Slave was built! It was a secret prototype and damaged! The owner of the Slave remains unknown. Under the hood breathed a normally aspirated LS1 V8 stroked out to 8.0 L (488 cu in). It knocked out 540 hp (547 PS; 403 kW) @ 5100 rpm and 600 lb·ft (813 N·m) @ 2600 rpm. Those specs out-powered many Supercars at the time. That’d be your Ferrari F50 and Lamborghini Gallardo and the like. Unfortunately – No acceleration, top speed or distance figures made announcement.” Guess it was sorta pretend! – Haa! Source: Camaro Wiki
A 1993 4th Generation Z28 Pix!
’93 4th Generation Camaro Z28 from Chevrolet ran with it at the beginning of the 1993-2002 production. Coincidently that’s about how long most Chevy Camaros would last! Fortunately that worked out nicely for fans! They were ready to trade in the old on a new and keep that American Dream going! This pix is automotive art about dreaming! And without a nice bit of street rod art or muscle car art, how would you keep track of your goals! Hot Rod Art is designed to help you in the pursuit of your dreams! Whether it’s a nice print on archival paper or cool T-Shirt art it’s all about you and your dreams! So go ahead! Get your dream on your walls. Or get it on a cell phone case – lots of products with Automotive Art from VivaChas! – Click Here – Get One Now! ~;0)
Chevy Camaro Commercial – 1993
Now let’s see is this the “Commercial highlighting the newly redesigned cup holders of the 4th Gen Chevy Camaro? It Aired in 1993.” – Haa! Just Raggin’ on you guys! Personally I like the 4th Generation Camaro – it’s Smooth like a Vette! ~;0)
Video Source: ODog502TV
Just One More Thing!
Yeah that’s right! We’ve got one more thing for you regarding the 4th Gen Chevy Camaro. This has been the fourth in the Six Part Series about the Generations of Camaro! You can find out more about this and other series here at HotRodneyHotRods by Clicking the VivaChas Hot Rod Stories tab or the Home tab both at the top of the page! And we’ll be back next time with the 5th Generation of Camaro 2009 through 2015. That’s a long stretch between generations without a New Camaro! Probably a Marketing thing! Or maybe a Mega-Corp struggling to survive. Whatever – Let’s see one more Classic 4th Gen Camaro Commercial! Video Source: alainsane