by xxxfelix on Apr 14, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)
I bought a 2011 Camaro 2LT with variable valve timing, twin cam, 4 valves per cyclinder direct injected V6 (state of the art), the advertised hp is 312. I also bought a used 2002 Z28 with the LS1 engine from the same dealer for a good price. The advertised hp is 310 for the 2002 Z28.
But when I drive each car, the 2002 Z28 seems a whole lot more powerful.
Elapsed time at a control track also proves the z28 is more powerful.
I did some reseach and found that for the 1998 to 2002 LS1 engines, the true hp at the rear wheels on the camaro is more like 350 (same LS1 in the corvettes).
The torque ratings were also dumbed down by GM on these camaros
by zoilus on Mar 9, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)
I have now had my 02 Z28 for 6 yrs. It has 92k miles. The LS1 is great! it can withstand alot of abused. These cars with bolt ons can easily get into the 400hp+ range. but add cam, heads and a real proper tune and you can get 450 to 490rwhp range ..all day long, that translates to 500-550bhp WITHOUT the need for nitros, turbo or supercharger.
These cars were underrated so vette owners didn't have a cow.
LS1's make around 290-310rwhp which is the same as stock Vettes. For people on this board who say the V6 makes V8 power....aaahhhh no... it doesn't. Please get into the V8 FIRST then tell me if your V6 is like a V8. Theres like a 150hp and 150tq difference!
by mudshark78s on Apr 3, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)
Bought this car 2 yrs ago for $12,000 with 57,000 miles on it just hit 70,000 ,our summer ride, 35th anniversary package with z rated tires,ungoverned 150 top speed,seen 135, wife gets nervous, added slp intake and diablo tune, looking to put on headers.Would recommend this to anyone that loves that raw power feel, Not one problem with this car.
by ChevyDemon on Jul 28, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Camaro 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5M)
I have had my 02 3.8 liter camaro for 4 years now. I drive it hard. It is a great looking car and amazing to drive. After a long or bad day just take the T tops off and stomp on the gas and a smile will always come! I plan on keeping this car until it rots!!
by Jacob on Jun 4, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Camaro 2dr Hatchback (3.8L 6cyl 5M)
I bought my 2002 3.8 liter V6 Camaro just a few weeks ago and I'm truly impressed. My last car was a 1995 Camaro V6 and I dove it from 207,000 miles to 239,500 miles. After I sold it, I knew I had to have another Camaro and the 2002 is even better than my '95. This 2002 only has 95,000 miles and it performs like a muscle car - a V8 muscle car. The styling is wonderful inside and out and the engine is very sound. I can tell this car was a good buy and I'm going to be driving it for years to come.