Within a matter of seconds they are a speck in my rear view mirror. It's a car that elicits wide-eyed thrills on dry surfaces, but tends toward the scary when things get wet. Young men need strong flavors and loud noises to know they're having a good time. Only one car will return the victor. Came with a bulldog starter kit, that only worked when it wanted to.
First Sports Car — this was my first sports car. Turn back to the comparison test in July 1968. It has a leather-wrapped wheel, nicer to the touch than the Formula's plastic rim, and the seat has a less intrusive lumbar support. It pulls to its 5800-rpm redline playing musical sounds all the way. Out of all my cars, this is the one I'd really want to get back if I could.
Same could be said about outside road noise, it was kept to a minimum with the Z28 isolating passengers from most exterior noises. We like the Camaro's look better than the Firebird's, too. For equipment to be legal on the track, the rules said, it had to be sold for the street. Otherwise, you get untidy transitions from strong understeer to tail out that make the car wider than one lane. It get pretty good gas mileage, the 6 speed makes it really fun and helps with the gas.
Had trouble with the power windows including the switch and the window getting off track. With the V8 powered third generation Camaros the same job was not easy but was doable with patience and fortitude, the same job with the 1993 Z28 had even the most patient cussing like a drunk sailor. Written contents in this article — © 2012 Pete Dunton — All Rights Reserved. So clear the road and mount the fifth wheels. The instrument panel also presents itself in a particularly agreeable way, although the high-level vents over the cluster are assertively goofy and the bright yellow switch-and-gauge markings, instead of the traditional white, suggest a styling department trying too hard to be different.
And when it came to braking, the Z28 which came standard with anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes, as tested by Motor Trend stopped from 60-0 mph in an earth shattering 112 feet — a figure which 20 years later is still top of its class. Skidpad numbers and understeer-oversteer balance are unimportant here, far outweighed by the sort of steering accuracy that enables you to keep confidently within your lane. The goal was to boost output by 40-plus horsepower in the 5200-5600 rev range, to somewhere approaching 265 horsepower using the previous rating system, but closer to 235 horsepower based on Ford's more real-world-accurate new system. For starters it came without a stereo or speakers. Steering response also has been improved via a change to a rack-and-pinion box.
This tire quickness remains, even as lateral force builds toward the adhesion limits. Top that off with the wild colored stripes and the car is a true 90Ã¢â? By contrast, the much-higher-production Z28's swoopy new bodywork twists necks like Paulina Porizkova at a South Philly teamsters convention. These tires also tend to self-steer over grooves and troughs in the road so minor that you can't even see them. I Like It But Would Rather Have Ls1 — Runs very good but inside build quality is junk. Leading the pack before the flying of the green flag and keeping the 220 mile per hour monsters at bay, was the 1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Pace Car.
And they respond incredibly quickly to steering inputs, with the effect that the transition from straight path to curve often seems too quick—a problem exaggerated by the fast-ratio steering standard on Camaros and Firebirds with V-8 engines. We have no doubt they achieved their objective, but feel they did so at the loss of significant lower-rpm driveability. The car has incredible low end torque and is very rev happy. O2 sensors a few thousand later. Yes Review Date: 2nd April, 2008. With its big power, short wheelbase, rear drive, and tall bodywork, a Mustang requires a steady hand on its reins and judicious use of the loud pedal. The Cobra scores highest in passenger comfort and utility, and has improved its grip with the new 17-inch tires.
Now, not to mention the fact that my car is 10 years older than my friends, but he also payed 30,000 dollars for a car that I rolled up and smoked using just over 4 grand. Sure, it's got the beans to rip your head off when you've strained the tach needle deep into the vast yellow zone 4700 to 5800 rpm , but drop below about 2500 rpm, and there's little forward thrust. Year of manufacture 1993 First year of ownership 2002 Most recent year of ownership 2003 Engine and transmission 5. But to hell with the aesthetics. General Comments: I bought this car when it was a year old in 1994. Only a handful of production cars on the planet can beat it. This particular car is 528 of 645 Camaro tribute Pace Cars and is a real 90Ã¢â? The seats are comfortable front seats anyway and the back are suitable for smaller persons.
The Mustang body is old, first introduced in 1979, yet the Cobra seems less of another time than of another place. It had every option available in 1993 except T-Tops. The secretaries' rides, with their skinny tires and in-line-six engines, were everywhere, and Chevrolet followed as soon as it could with a similarly cute and thrifty Camaro. The hood looks like its been weathered, no clear coat. I changed the fluid filter, and flushed every 30k give or take. Criticism of the driving environment was similarly subjective—the horizontal seam around the ball-shaped, leather-wrapped shift knob was deemed too prominent, for example. And when you're packin'a 5.
All of this should be taken as a commentary on the nature of high-performance cars today rather than a criticism of these cars. America 29 years after Mustang Job No. No Review Date: 30th April, 2012 Faults: 35k fuel injector got clogged, and the car was still under the factory warranty for less than 1000 miles. Replaced thermostat at 105,000 miles because car was overheating. Both the Camaro and the Firebird make a V-8 rumble that becomes intense on the Interstate.