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Fun To Drag Race! by Valerie
 — I loved my camaro. It was a coupe but came stock with a 305 V8, 4 barrel Q-jet carb and an automatic transmission (700-R4). That engine threw a connecting rod and was replaced with a Jasper 350 V8. Th... Read More
Perfection by Kris
 — This is the best car to own ever. The 305 has plenty of power to blow away your ricer honda's with their fancy stickers and spoilers. Ive owned it for a year, put 20,000km on it. Has not needed a sin... Read More
85' Camaroz28 T-tops by Ypsilon_193
 — Acceleration is great it has a lot of torque, but the HP is low due to it coming with T-Tops. Very strong build, I have gotten about 5 foot of air at 65 mph. Although it sounded good at the time, I r... Read More

1985 Chevrolet Camaro Overview

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1985 Chevrolet Camaro

1985 is best known by Camaro aficionados as the year the IROC first made its appearance. Named after the International Race of Champions, it certainly lived up to its moniker. Both the Z28 and the IROC had a Tuned Port Injection (TPI) version of the engine that was rated at 215 horsepower. The 5.0 HO engine also had a hotter camshaft and a larger exhaust system. Ironically, this engine was available only on the automatic. However, you could opt for the L69 H.O. engine, which only came with the 5-speed manual tranny and produced 190 hp at 4,800 rpm and 240 lb-ft of torque at 3,200 rpm.Production of this engine was restricted about halfway through the year. Although you did lose a very small amount of horsepower and torque with the H.O., it was well worth it to get the 5-speed. Besides, the horsepower could be overcome with ease by adding headers and a good exahust. The L69 in 1985 was available only in the IROC. New 16-by-8-inch all-aluminum wheels sporting 245/50VR16 Goodyear Gatorback tires, the ride was lowered by a half-inch, and the addition of the foglamps made sure that if you saw the IROC from the front, you new at that moment that you were seeing an IROC.

Chevrolet also changed ten of the twelve exterior colors from 1984. Other external changes included new front fascias, taillamps, air dams, grilles, and parking lamps, although these changes were very minor and mostly not noticeable to the untrained eye. The IROC was honored as one of Car and Driver's Ten Best for 1985.


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