1993 Chevrolet Camaro
2dr Sport Coupe
6-cyl. 207cid/160hp SFI
With an experienced team and a lot of data.
The redesigned fourth generation 1993 Chevrolet Camaro continued to use the floor pan and live rear axle of the earlier car, but the bodywork was radically different. It appeared lower and longer, with a huge sloping windshield, deeply recessed small headlights, and rounded form. The hood and rear quarters were steel, while doors, front fenders, roof and rear hatch were fiberglass and resin. An available rear spoiler flowed seamlessly from the rear quarters.
The front suspension now had a short upper wishbone and long lower one, while the rear axle was located by trailing arms and a track bar. Dual airbags were available for the first time and R134 air-conditioning refrigerant was fitted. All models had a conventional glovebox and sported analog gauges with a tachometer. Steering was rack-and-pinion and four-wheel disc brakes were fitted.
The new Chevy Camaros were built in Canada at a modernized plant in Quebec. Only two hatchback coupes were offered the first year, and total production was 39,103 units. The Coupe attracted 21,253 buyers, starting at a $13,399 base price, while 17,850 stepped up for the Z28 from $16,799. The base 207 cid V-6 engine developed 160hp and the 350 cid LT1 V-8 borrowed from the Corvette was good for 275hp.
A 5-speed manual gearbox was offered in the base coupe and a 6-speed came in the Z28, but 31,695 buyers opted to spend $595 for the 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission. The new Camaros were delivered with many convenience options like air-conditioning (38,949 buyers), power rear hatch (38,477), fog lamps (38,487), cruise control (38,486), 16-inch alloy wheels (34,792), power locks (32,970), power windows (32,379) and rear defogger (30,658). Only 3,340 buyers opted for glass T-tops. As before, options were also bundled, saving customers money and cutting production costs. In addition to the base package, which satisfied 737 buyers, Group 1 cost $1,240 and 6,148 buyers ordered that, while Group 2 was chosen by 32,218 buyers, for $1,901.
Other special models were available for the 1993 Camaro. Once again, the Camaro paced the 1993 Indy 500 and Chevrolet once again capitalized on the market opportunity by building 633 replicas. All were Z28s finished in Black over Arctic White with graphics, white wheels and custom seats. The package cost an additional $995. As before, the B4C Special Service Package (police) offered Z28 mechanicals in the base Coupe. A manual gearbox was available for the first time this year. The B4C package cost $3,335 with a 6-speed, $3,930 with an automatic, and 135 buyers stepped up.
Special Performance Package RPO 1LE continued as a basic a track package of stiffer springs, Corvette brakes and sway bars. It was not available with air-conditioning, and only 19 customers paid the extra $330.
Only seven colors were available for the 1993 Chevrolet Camaro, and all Z28 tops were black. Bright Red (11,136) was most popular, followed by Black (9,655), Medium Patriot Red Metallic (6,903), Purple Pearl Metallic (4,920), Dark Green-Grey Metallic (4,350), Arctic White (1,506) and the Black/White Pace Car (633).