1998 – Final Update
A new nose and more power gave the 1998 Chevy Camaro its final major update. The front end featured near-flush headlights, a more prominent grille, and neatly faired-in turn signals and fog lights. The hood lost its fake air scoops, and its character. Simple five-spoke wheels replaced the stylish vented brushed aluminum alloys that had been on the Camaro since 1993. The end result was a duller looking car. The garish RS was discontinued for 1998, leaving the base, Z28, and SS trim levels – though the RS version’s dopey bed ruffle body kit was offered in a Sport Appearance Package on base Camaros. Camaro Z28s ditched the old 285-horse LT1 motor for a version of the Corvette’s aluminum LS1 V8 that was good for 305 horsepower in the Z and 320 ponies in the Camaro SS.