The freshly redesigned sixth-gen 2019 Chevrolet Camaro was revealed today alongside welcomed news of a 1LE track package for the 2.0-liter turbo engine. To counter this good example of a four-cylinder Camaro, let’s look at the worst example—the third-gen 1982 car with the infamous Iron Duke engine. The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro’s new 1LE Turbo package is a promising lower-tier muscle car, considering it comes with a four-cylinder. It’s only available with a six-speed manual transmission and gets suspension upgrades, Brembo brakes, wide summer tires, “Sport” and “Track” drive modes and, according to GM, “nearly” 50-50 weight distribution. The new Camaro 1LE Turbo has 275 horsepower, or roughly three times the 90 HP “Iron Duke” engine of the very first four-cylinder Camaro introduced back in 1981. That’s right—the all-new third-generation Camaro introduced for the 1982 model year, allegedly still intended to … [Read more...] about Chevrolet’s First Four-Cylinder Camaro Was Really Bad
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A car that really needs no introduction to all of you BangShift readers is the 3rd Generation Chevrolet Camaro. As I’m sure you are all aware of by now, these cars were built from 1982 until 1992, and could be had in a variety of flavors from mild to wild. Growing up as a child of the 1980’s, these cars were not only everywhere; they were coveted by me personally as one of the coolest rides in an endless sea of malaise. As a kid, I had both family and friends who were “Camaro Cool”, and I spent some time getting ferried around in the back of both a black 1982 Z28 and a blue 1988 IROC 350. I also had a cousin who had a red IROC with T-Tops, and man, there was nothing cooler. As a young child, I once rode from my suburban Boston childhood home to the old defunct Rocky Point Park in Warwick, RI in the HATCH of that blue IROC 350, when some family friends who were a bit on the irresponsible side took my sister, their daughter, and I there for the day. The pounding … [Read more...] about Zero Frills: This 1983 Camaro Is One Of The Basiest Base Models We’ve Ever Seen!
AMELIA ISLAND, Florida – A Concours d’Elegance is one of the best places to see an amazing amalgamation of interesting cars from all eras. It’s the candy shop of candy shops for car enthusiasts, and the 23rd Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was no exception. Our in-house candyman, Editor-in Chief Mike Floyd, picked out his favorites from the fairway. Martini Racing Liveries This year’s Concours featured a strong representation of Martini racing liveries with such examples as a Lancia LC1 and an LC2, and a sweet Lancia racing service van. Our favorite of this bunch is German, not Italian: a 1976 Porsche 935/76 factory race car that won the Watkins Glen 6-Hour. Driven by Rolf Stommelen and Manfred Schurti, this 935 uses a 3.0-liter flat-six churning out 510-hp and is currently owned by comedian and car enthusiast Jerry Seinfeld. Ed “Big Daddy” Roth Dream Cars The 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance embraced the zany with its … [Read more...] about More Favorites from the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
A few weeks ago, I made quite the whirlwind trip, flying from Wisconsin to the racetrack at Grattan, Michigan—via Minneapolis and Detroit—and back home, all in one day. I went there to try out the new track package on Ford's high-performance Taurus SHO. The sad part was, we flew right over the Grattan circuit to Detroit and then had to fly back to Grand Rapids, near the track, hours later on another plane. I wanted to save valuable time by parachuting out, but the stewardess wouldn't let me. They never do, especially in coach. All you can do is eat those five pretzels and watch the track slide by beneath your wings. How like a god is Man, yet he's trapped by a folding tray table. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Long travel day aside, the Taurus SHO turned out to be a very nicely developed car, quick, balanced and easy to drive on the track. The added $1995 Performance Package gives you racetrack-ready suspension, brake and cooling upgrades to an already potent … [Read more...] about A Short History of Track-Worthy Handling