The 5.7-liter LS1 V8 was an upgrade that made these an instant classic, and it has the original powerplant under the hood. With 305 horsepower right out of the box, this a fuel-injected speed machine. More than just pure power, a Camaro like this has right balance of performance and comfort. It starts with the four-speed automatic transmission. This is quick with a kick-down to release the power, and it’s also happy to cruise on the highway in overdrive. It feeds a GM performance rear end with Positraction and traction control. Plus, cruise control and power steering make the long haul easy. The four-wheel disc brakes and sway bars front & rear are great to open up the backroads.

Concord, North Carolina, United States