Whats the top speed and horsepower on a 97 camaro RS


Asked by Aug 17, 2008 at 04:06 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Camaro RS

Question type: General

my friend knows nothing about his cars top speed and horse power so if any1 knows that would be great

13 Answers


i think the car governor is set to 112mph im pretty sure and as for power i think its like 180rwhp stock... thats an estimate. just tell him to sell it and get a LT1 Camaro or TA with the Z rated tires no governor mine tops at like 160 or more i had it bouncing which is over 160.


my 96 ws6 would only go 130 (lt1, t-56, flowmaster). it just ran out of steam and couldnt push itself any faster. mine was the same color green as yours too.


thats really wierd cus all i had at the time was a K&N FIPK2 and flowmaster mufflerler and its got the t-56 too. i mean it also has to do with the atmosphere too if u live in a higher region and temprature outside. but thats really odd. i wonder why it didnt go any faster.


how about: you dont know what your takling about? 160? PLLEEAAASSEE The ws6 is probably faster, and if hes going 130,...then you might be an idiot moral of the story is rs's are reall gay and if your friend was smart he'd buy a fox body 5.0 which is a better engine to mod then a gay old 305

Cause a Child molesters 5.0 with its slow ass QTR mile and 0-60 is so much better? Buy a Z i got mine for 3k and its only got 100k miles on it. I can tell you from experience itll smoke a mustang all day.

I had a 96 rs with the 3.8 and 120 was about top speed.


you guys are all silly. both cars are potent when you dump money into them. i guy i met had a cobra with a ken belle supercharger putting 630hp at the wheels. obviously he kicked my ass. now my other buddy had a stock 07 rustang and i whooped him. then he bought HIS supercharger. regardless, after you pay the insurance, is it all worth it? i dumped my ws6 and bought a 99 tahoe. "station wagon" insurance for me now... back to the point. the 3800 is 200hp the lt1 is 285hp/325lb-ft why does he want to know the top speed? its not like he can drive around that fast. tell him to do himself a favor and swap over to a torsen with 4.11s. his car will have a slower top speed but it will get there really fuckin quick. the only cool RS's are the Y87s


your complete and totally wrong haha just kidding your right


did it have a govenor if not the top speed would be about 150-155

Right now chevys are cheaper to mod then Fords anyway, and you dont have to dump anything in a Z for it to smoke any mustang between 1985 and 2005 thats a good 20 year spread.


My camaro picked up 150 in 4th gear(auto Trans with overdrive, 3.73 rear gears). It did it like nothing, i wasn't flooring it.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

I have a 1997 camero rs pushing 300 hp I have duel flowmasterpipes curved to the sides with chevy tips a k&n air fillter and a anit govener chip I had it diagnosed and thats wat I came out with


In 1997 top speed was 150 mph. The 1998 LS1 car would break 160

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Camaro in your area?

CarGurus has 38,299 nationwide Camaro listings starting at $1,250.


Search Chevrolet Camaro Questions

Chevrolet Camaro Experts

#1 dandyoun
Reputation 1,720
#2 carGrrl
Reputation 1,130
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
361 Great Deals out of 44,495 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
178 Great Deals out of 20,807 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
793 Great Deals out of 34,401 listings starting at $799
Used BMW 3 Series
1,384 Great Deals out of 37,799 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,692 Great Deals out of 212,369 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Firebird
10 Great Deals out of 794 listings starting at $2,000
Used Jeep Wrangler
392 Great Deals out of 19,082 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
776 Great Deals out of 28,447 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
843 Great Deals out of 68,691 listings starting at $864

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
24,428 listings starting at $19,800
2016 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 2,050 listings starting at $17,999
2015 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
58 Great Deals out of 2,675 listings starting at $12,950
2014 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 2,006 listings starting at $11,995
2013 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,490 listings starting at $9,919