The 1971 Camaro showed few basic changes from the ’70, like high-back seats and new paint colors.
The price of the RS only increased $19, and the price of the SS went down making it a bargain at just $3,222.
The most distinguishable characteristic however, is that the rear trunk lid no longer said “Camaro by Chevrolet,” but now just said, “Camaro.”
The RS package included numerous cosmetic changes including a distinctive front-end look that most noticeably featured two front bumpers on the left and right of the nose of the car instead of the normal full-width bumper.
The SS package contained a modified 350 V8 producing 210hp with an available 396 producing 260hp, along with distinctive trim including a blacked-out grill with the SS emblem. It was possible to order a RS/SS.
The Z/28 came standard with a 350ci, 275 hp V8.
|Engine||Size||Carb.||HP||Torque||0 to 60||Quarter mile|
|L22 I-6||250ci||1x1bbl||145||230 lb-ft||-||-|
|Z/28||350ci||1x4bbl||330||360 lb-ft||7.0 sec||14.8 sec @ 96.35 mph|
|Std. V8||307ci||1x2bbl||200||300 lb-ft||-||-|
- 3-Speed Manual
- Special 3-Speed Manual
- 4-Speed Manual
- Powerglide Automatic
- Turbo Hydra-Matic