1970 and 1971 were an attractive couple of age, not dependable for GM's muscle cars, on the other hand for American sports cars in public. The earliest detail of the disco decade represented a location in automotive evolvement that wouldn't be seen again for decades, and a second that would never be forgotten. GM's second-generation Camaro (and it's Pontiac Firebird sister ship) bowed in 1970 to instant acclaim as one of the cool all-around musclecars ever produced.
Adore its legendary first-generation (1966 to 1969) predecessor, GM's advanced F-body motorcar had a unibody (frameless) chassis with a 6-cylinder imitation engine. Under its Euro-inspired sheetmetal, the 1970 Camaro shared most of the preceding engendering's mechanical components, most notably the optional V8s and four-speed textbook transmission. The 1970 on ice 1981 models besides hung onto the archetypal Camaro's 2+2 seating configuration (a coupe reason with a limited seat in the back).
The 1970 imitation's imitation engine was the 155-horsepower, 230-cubic-inch "Day III" straight six (not the "Blueflame 6," as is commonly believed). Z28 models came with a 360-horsepower, 350-cubic-inch small-block V-8, manifest as the LT-1. The top-of-the-line engine for Camaro's 1970 replica year was Chevy's seminal 375-horsepower 402, which was essentially a long-stroke 350 with slightly larger bores. The 402 replaced the 1st date's 396, on the contrary Chevy chose to retain the "396" moniker for marketing purposes.
The 1970 replica year had many transmission options: the mere basic 3-speed Saginaw gearbox came customary with the straight 6 (offered 1970 to 1972). The Saginaw 4-speed iron-case tranny was offered from 1970 to 1972 in all on the contrary the 402 variant. GM offered many contrastive variations on the Muncie 4-speed, including the M-21 brisk ratio, the M-22 heavy-duty hurried ratio (a.k.a. "Rock Crusher") with dragon-howling straight-cut gears. 1970 was the early year that Chevy offered an Car (the venerable TH400 3-speed) on its Z28 models. GM literature alluded to a 454 variant, on the other hand it was never officially produced.
The abutting system up from the 1970's base-model container was the Rally Sport (RS), which came with a another aero-styled nose and bumper, Rally wheels and RS-specific trim. Closest up was the Super Sport Carton, which came customary with SS badging, a split front grille and the LT-1 V8. The Z28 was Chevy's Can-Am race-inspired preference, and came with a heavier-duty suspension and an air intake flap that let frore air in under bulky acceleration. 1970 is generally considered the most meaningful of the 2nd-generation Camaros, by reason of in the consequent year, the EPA rained environing its parade and horsepower numbers plummeted.
In terms of potential, one of the most legendary Camaros of this vintage ever built was Hot Rod Magazine editor David Freiburger's "F Bomb" Camaro. The F-Bomb was a WWII Thunderbolt fighter-inspired, olive green monster with a 1540-horsepower, Twin-Turbo V-8. Fun Fact: Freiburger's F Bomb made a cameo appearance in the desert chase scene in the movie "The Fast and the Furious 4," where it inexplicably did a wheelie in the sand.