Even though the Chevrolet Camaro left the gate late in the pony car race, according to host Bud Lindemann 1971 was the year Camaro caught the Ford Mustang. We know that seems like high praise to heap on a car, but there weren’t a lot of indicators in this vintage road test that anyone at Car and Track was overly impressed with the Camaro.
In this week’s found on YouTube vintage Car and Track road test host Bud Lindemann takes a look at a very yellow 1971 Camaro. Perhaps the most interesting part of this Camaro test is when Lindemann reveals the 350 in the 1971 Camaro delivers “somewhere around 245 horsepower”. It is amazing to think that Chevrolet engineers were willing to admit that there could be more than a 15 horsepower variation in two engines built on the same day. We are guessing if that is the case with any engines being manufactured today, the engineers are keeping it under their hat… Jalopnik