Feels like we’re time traveling back to the early ’70s in the U.S., but not for the reasons you might think. We’re witnessing what could be the last hurrah of the muscle car era, with the Chevrolet Camaro bowing out after its 2024 model run. Yep, you heard that right—the beastly 6.2-liter V8 will stick around in the Cadillac CT-5V Blackwing, but it’s time to say goodbye to the Camaro.

While whispers of an electrified Camaro set to debut in 2026 are floating around, mirroring Dodge’s shift with their Charger Daytona EV, it’s a waiting game for the official word. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to grab one last slice of classic muscle, you’re in luck.

We’ve cranked through Chevy’s archives to bring you the ten fastest Camaros of all time, ranked by their blistering top speeds.

2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: 202 MPH

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The 2024 Camaro ZL1 pushes the boundaries even further. With the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine as the 2017 model, it produces 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. However, it surpasses its predecessor with a top speed of 202 mph.

General Motors has outdone themselves, ensuring the final Camaro will be remembered as the fastest of all time, elevating it from muscle car status to a true supercar.

2017 ZL1 Camaro: 198 MPH

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The 2017 Camaro ZL1 was a game-changer, boasting a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that pumped out 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. This beast could go from 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 198 mph.

It wasn’t just about speed, the ZL1 could also blast through the quarter mile in 11 seconds. For a time, it held the title of the fastest production Camaro ever made.

2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: 184 MPH

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The 2013 Camaro ZL1 was a beast on wheels, featuring a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine producing 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque. It could go from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds and hit a top speed of 184 mph.

Chevy’s aerodynamic design added 65 pounds of downforce at 150 mph, enhancing stability. And with an MSRP of just $32,635 back then, it offered incredible bang for your buck.

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: 175 MPH

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The 2015 Camaro Z/28 is all about raw power and performance. It’s got a massive 7.0-liter V8 engine that cranks out 505 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque. It rockets from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds flat and reaches a top speed of 175 mph.

Chevy even offered this model with optional air conditioning and without sound deadening to reduce weight, showing their dedication to performance.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS: 165 MPH

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The 2019 Camaro SS represented the peak of the sixth-generation Camaros. Equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine and a new 10-speed automatic transmission, it produced 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque.

It could rocket from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds and complete the quarter mile in 12 seconds at 116 mph. With a top speed of 165 mph, this Camaro combined modern technology with raw muscle power.

1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: 160 MPH

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The 1998 Camaro Z/28 was a standout in the late ’90s, thanks to its shared engine parts with the Corvette. It featured a 5.7-liter all-aluminum V8, a first for the Camaro, pushing out 305 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque.

This powerplant allowed the Z/28 to hit 0-60 mph in just 5.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 160 mph, making it one of the fastest cars of its time.

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS: 155 MPH

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The 2010 Camaro SS marked the return of the Camaro after an eight-year break, thanks in part to its role in the Transformers movie series. This beast was powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 426 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.

It could rocket from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds and reached a top speed of 155 mph. Despite weighing nearly 4,000 pounds, making it one of the heaviest Camaros ever, it was still a performance powerhouse.

1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z: 146 MPH

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The 1990 Camaro IROC-Z capped off its production run with a bang. Under the hood was a 5.7-liter V8 engine delivering 245 horsepower and 345 lb-ft of torque. It sprinted from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds and completed the quarter mile in 14.4 seconds at nearly 100 mph.

With a top speed of 146 mph, this model embodied the spirit of late ’80s muscle cars, combining power and speed in a sleek package.

1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396: 140 MPH

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The 1967 Camaro SS 396 was a beast with a 6.5-liter V8 engine, producing 247 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. It could go from 0-60 mph in six seconds and had a top speed of 140 mph.

This first-generation Camaro was among the last to feature the powerful big block V8s, initially designed for the Trans Am racing series. It represented the peak of unrestrained muscle car performance in the late ’60s.

1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: 118 MPH

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The 1970 Camaro Z/28 came with a 5.7-liter V8 engine pumping out 360 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. It could hit 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds and maxed out at 118 mph. The Z/28 name was initially an internal code, not a sports package.

This second-generation Camaro featured a functional hood scoop and marked a period when big block V8s were on the decline. Despite the impressive acceleration, the focus wasn’t on top speed.

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