The 2001 Chevrolet Camaro is part of the fourth generation of sports coupes that have been in production since 1967. In fact, the Camaro is one of the most famous muscle cars made in America along with its rival, the Ford Mustang. Despite the popularity and iconic image of the Camaro, the fourth generation is almost witnessing its end, as the last few years have seen slow sales, plant overcapacity, and a steady dip in the sports coupe market.
Body Styles: coupe, convertible
Engines: 5.7-liter V-8, 5.7-liter V-8, 3.8-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual, six-speed manual
Models: Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Camaro Z28, Chevrolet Camaro SS
The 2001 Chevrolet Camaro SS and Z28 get the intake manifold used in the LS6, which is also used in the fifth-generation Corvette that was recently introduced in the market. The change resulted in the removal of the EGR system and the revision of the camshaft profile. The power ratings are increased to 325 horsepower for the SS model and 310 horsepower for the Z28 model. The SS also gets a power steering cooler.
The 2001 Chevrolet Camaro clearly looks aggressive. In fact, it is one of the last few cars that retain some resemblance to its muscle car beginnings. The car’s overall length is 193.5 inches, making it a little longer than the Malibu sedan. However, it is also significantly shorter than the sedan with an overall height of just 51 inches. The convertible Camaro has a glass rear window with a defogger and power top. The coupes can be fitted with a T-roof as an option. The car was designed from scratch as a soft-top, and it is manufactured by GM’s plant in Quebec, Canada.
The 2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 gets an optional SS package that has a more powerful V-8 engine with a functional hood scope, firmer suspension, a distinctive rear spoiler, 17-inch Goodyear tires, and special aluminum alloy wheels. The SS convertible and coupe also have a special SS badge, low-restriction exhaust system, and a forced-air composite hood.
The 2001 Chevrolet Camaro claims to accommodate four people. The front is fitted with bucket seats with enough space for two adults to be comfortably seated. However, the ""bathtub"" seating, high doorsills, and low roof may induce a cramped feeling for some people. The car also has very poor rear vision, making it even more challenging to drive. The rear seat is a fold-down seat, which is suitable only for children. In other words, it is best to consider the Camaro as a two-seater. Standard interior features for the 2001 Chevrolet Camaro include cloth upholstery, a tilt steering wheel, cassette radio, intermittent wipers, air-conditioning, map lights, theft deterrent system, automatic headlights, visor mirrors, and a tachometer.
Performance & Handling
The 2001 Chevrolet Camaro is available with three engines and three transmissions. The base model has a 3.8-liter V-6 that delivers 200 horsepower. It is mated to a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The Z28 model has a 5.7-liter V-8 inspired by the Corvette that delivers 310 horsepower. This engine is mated to a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The SS package for the Z28 has another engine, and the most powerful one for the Camaro: a 5.7-liter V-8 that delivers 325 horsepower. It is mated to the same manual or automatic transmission as that of the Z28.
The 2001 Chevrolet Camaro has dual front airbags, all-disc anti-lock brakes, and daytime running lights as standard. A traction control system is available as an option for this car. The Camaro was tested by the NHTSA, which conducted frontal-impact and side-impact collision tests. The car got four out of five stars for driver safety and a full five-star rating for passenger safety. In the side-impact collision tests, the car received three stars for driver safety and four stars for rear passenger safety.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chevrolet Camaro: 17/26 mpg city/highway
- Aggressive looks
- Extremely powerful engine options
- Fun to drive
You Won't Like
- Poor visibility
- Cheap interior materials
An American muscle car.
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