According to The Complete Book of Camaro: Every Model Since 1967, Chevrolet merchandising manager Bob Lund and General Motors vice president Ed Rollett, came up with the name after reviewing a French and English Dictionary, which noted that the word “Camaro” was slang and meant “friend, pal or comrade.”
The car was actually introduced during the 1967 model year on a new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and was available as a two-door coupe or convertible with 2+2 seating. The first generation models included a Super Sport and Rally Sport editions.
The second generation of the model was introduced in February 1970 and was produced through the 1981 model year. Road & Track Magazine selected the 1971 SS350 as one of the 10 best cars in the world in its August 1971 edition. The SS package was dropped in 1972, but reinstated in 1996.
The reintroduction of the SS occurred in the middle of the fourth generation of the car (1993-2002). However, it was offered in a limited quantity and included a 330-horsepower LT4 small block engine originally used on the Corvette. The 1997 model featured a refreshed interior and the 1998 model included an aluminum block LS1 5.7-liter engine, which was used on the Corvette C5. It was the first all-aluminum engine to drive a Camaro since 1969 when one was used to power the ZL-1 and it generated 325-horsepower. From 1998 through 2002, the SS was fitted with slightly improved exhaust and intake systems, bigger wheels and tires, and an improved suspension, an arc-shaped rear wing for downforce, and a different gearing ratio for faster acceleration.
In the fifth generation of the model (2010-2015) the SS was equipped with a 6.2-liter (376 cu in) LS3 V8 that offered 426-horsepower (318 kW) and was mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. An L99 V8 engine that delivers 400-horsepower (300 kW) powered the automatic SS.
The Jr. Kit includes a roto-molded, modular polyethylene intake tube, four stainless steel clamps, one coupler, and an AIRAID 851-427 direct-fit replacement air filter. The tube is engineered to straighten and smooth out the pathway of the airflow to the engine.
The washable and reusable air filter features a dry synthetic media called SYNTHAMAX that includes an inner and outer layer of durable wire mesh that prevents the filter construction from deforming or collapsing under high airflow. The inner filter media has two independent layers of synthetic materials. The outer layer of synthetic needle felt polyester material captures and holds contaminants and the inner layer of wet-laid/chemical bonded rayon and polyester material catches any remaining contaminants. The air filter can be used for 30,000 to 50,000 miles before servicing is required.
AIRAID also offers the 790-558 air filter cleaning kit that is specially formulated to cleanse and recharge the filter so that it can be used over and over again for the life of the car.
The AIRAID 251-714 Jr. Kit can be installed using common hand tools in about 90 minutes. It is backed with a No-Hassle Lifetime Warranty.
The AIRAID 251-714 Jr. Kit is designed to fit the following vehicles:
2015 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 6.2L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models