Analysis Paper

Topics: Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, Muscle car Pages: 3 (872 words) Published: November 20, 2013

Camaro: The Best
The automotive industry in the United States is one of the largest in the world and one of the fastest growing. The U.S currently is second among the largest manufacturers in the world by volume with 8-10 million automobiles every year. Chevrolet’s Camaro’s wasn’t an original notion; it was designed to compete with Ford and their success with the Mustang. The cars platform and major components were shared with those of the Pontiac Firebird. Although the idea behind the car was borrowed, it was still unique in it’s own way. Chevrolet’s Camaro is a highly rated muscle car with an individual style, engine, and overall performance. The styling of the Camaro has changed greatly over the years. With five distinct generations, the development of the Camaro has vastly improved from wheels to sunroof, unlike other cars where only certain things get upgraded each year. This is really exciting for Camaros lovers. The first generation Camaro was debuted in 1966, on a new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform. You could purchase this car as a two-door coupe or convertible with 2+2 seating. There were two different engine styles for this car, an inline-6 or V8. These came in a range of different choices from a 230 ci in(3.8L) to a 427 cu in(7.0L). Second generation included some cosmetic changes, the car was heavily restyled which made it not only larger but wider as well. This was great because it had already beaten the size of the Mustang. This generation also introduced the SS and Z28 performance packages that were considered the top 10 best cars in the world according to Road & Track magazine. The third generation Camaros was the first to offer modern engines and introduce high-speed transmissions. The cars were nearly 500 pounds lighter than the second generation model. The fourth generation Camaro was very much new and debuted an update F-body platform that still retained the same characteristics since it’s introduction, also Camaro’s first (and only)...
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