From the RS to the ZL1, these are the fastest and slowest Camaros ever built.

The mark of any good muscle car – the Chevy Camaro specifically – is how quickly it’s able to sprint to 60 miles per hour, and how fast it’s able to go flat out. With a top speed of 198 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds, the new Camaro ZL1, then, is the peak of Camaro performance.

But with five generations behind it, there are more than a few examples that come close on the stats sheet… and a few others that don’t. We thought it only appropriate to take a look back in time at some of the fastest, and slowest, Camaros to ever come off the production line.

Naturally, official performance figures aren’t always easy to come by, especially for older models. The data you see here should all be considered "estimated" as it’s been sourced from Camaro honey holes across the Internet. Your quarter mile times may vary.

Fastest

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1

The fifth-generation Camaro debuted in 2010, and we’ve seen more than five different variants with a range of engine options since then. But it’s the high-output V8 that really gets the Camaro out of a hole in a hurry. Apart from the already mentioned ZL1, the 2016 Camaro SS, Z28, and others rank as the five fastest ever built.

  2017 Camaro ZL1 2016 Camaro 1SS 2015 Camaro Z/28 2015 Camaro Zl1 2017 Camaro SS 1LE
Engine 6.2-liter supercharged V8 6.2-liter V8 7.0-liter V8 6.2-liter supercharged V8 6.2-liter V8
Horsepower 650 455 505 580 455
0-60 3.5 seconds 4.0 seconds 4.0 seconds 4.1 seconds 4.1 seconds
Quarter Mile 11.5 seconds @ 125 mph 12.3 seconds @ 116 mph 12.3 seconds @ 116.1 mph 12.4 seconds @ 117 mph 12.4 seconds @ 116 mph
Top Speed 198 mph 165 mph (limited) 190 mph 184 mph 165 mph (limited)

Slowest

1974 - 1977 Chevy Camaro

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the five slowest Camaros ever built range from second-gen examples all the way to fourth gen. Naturally, most of the models on this list are equipped with V6s and aren’t exactly the creme de la creme of Camaro performance.

  1975 Camaro 1985 Camaro Berlinetta 1982 Camaro Z28 1994 Camaro V6 1977 Camaro Z28
Engine 3.8-liter inline-six 2.8-liter V6 5.0-liter V8 3.4-liter V6 5.7-liter V8
Horsepower 105 135 165 160 185
0-60 10.9 seconds 10.0 seconds 9.7 seconds 8.9 seconds 8.6 seconds
Quarter Mile 17.2 seconds 17.0 seconds @ 81 mph 17.5 seconds @ 80 mph 16.3 seconds @ 83.1 mph 16.3 seconds @ 83.1 mph
Top Speed 118 mph 123 mph 124 mph 110 mph (limited) 105 mph

 

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