For 1988, the Chevrolet Camaro was available as a Sport Coupe, Camaro Convertible, IROC-Z Coupe and IROC-Z Convertible. The base coupe came with a rear spoiler, lower body-side extension panels, body-color outside rearview mirrors, and aluminum wheels. Other features included manual lap/shoulder front safety belts, an energy-absorbing steering wheel, laminated safety windshield glass, safety glass side windows, safety inter-locking door latches, four-way hazard warning flashers, backup lights, a high-mounted stop lamp, direction signals with a lane-change feature, a windshield defroster, and a windshield washer system. They also had an inside rearview mirror with vinyl bonded glass, dual outside rearview mirrors, a dual-chamber brake master cylinder, a starter safety switch, a dual-action hood latch system, an AM/FM stereo, and tires with built-in wear indicators. Power was from a 2.8-liter V6 engine offering 125 horsepower. The optional V8 engine, displacing 5 liters, was now fitted with a throttle body injection system in place of the four-barrel carburetor.
Other standard features found on the base Sport Coupe were disc brakes in the front, drum brakes in the rear, power steering, a power ventilation system, aluminum wheels in silver or gold, a five-speed manual transmission, a front air dam, ground-effects type rocker panel moldings, Computer Command Control, a deep-well luggage area, and black concealed windshield wipers.
The Camaro IROC-Z was available as a coupe or a convertible. The IROC-Z was powered by a 5-liter V8 with a throttle body injection. Two multi-port fuel injected V8 options were available; a 5-liter H.O. V8 rated at 220 horsepower was mated to a five-speed manual transmission (195 horsepower when paired with an automatic). The other engine was a new RPO B2L 5.7-liter engine.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2014
Standard equipment on the IROC-Z included an energy-absorbing steering column, safety interlocking door latches, halogen fog lamps, four-way hazard warning flashers, back-up lights, a high-mounted stop lamp, a windshield defroster, a windshield washer system, tires with built-in wear indicators, a theft-deterrent steering column clock, black concealed windshield wipers, Computer Command Control, Camaro gold or silver lettering on the grille, ground effects style rocker panel moldings, specific body striping and IROC-Z door decals, and power steering. The car also had a leather-wrapped shift knob, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, specific taillights, a rear deck lid spoiler, side window defoggers, and special instrumentation with a tachometer.