A fourth-gen Camaro with a healthy dose of Corvette suspension


While the fourth-generation Camaro and Firebird had styling that looked like it came straight from a concept car, the underpinnings were familiar to F-body fans. The live axle with trailing link and torque-arm rear suspension carried over from the third-gen F-body introduced in 1992, but the front suspension ditched its struts for tall spindles and upper control arms. Like the third-gen, the fourth-gen F-body received several upgrades over its 10-year run, with perhaps the most significant coming in 1998 when both Firebird and Camaro received the 5.7-liter LS1 V-8. Underrated at 305 horsepower in the Z28 and 320 horsepower in the SS, it was virtually identical to the 345-hp version of the LS1 used in the Corvette.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/09/26/a-fourth-gen-camaro-with-a-healthy-dose-of-corvette-suspension