Chevrolet redesigned the front
and rear facia for 1978, fabricating new hard rubber bumpers to replace the
chrome units, a design which has survived up until the 2000 Camaro's. The new
bumpers were blended into the body to provide a seamless, smooth and refined
look. Another change saw the front marker lights become square.
T-Tops were now offered for the first time, providing extra buyer incentive.
Bill Mitchell continued to produce modded Camaro's in 1978. They got the same
goodies like optional 8" Minilite mags, now wrapped in killer P225/50-15
amd P285/50-15 rubber. The Koni shocks, 7/8" rear sway bar and 1"
lowered front suspension aided the tuned chassis in handling. The special front
seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel remained, with a new oil-pressure
gauge, halogen headlights, driving lights, and the custom front spoiler. Other
options included a sliding steel sunroof, hood pins, and pin striping. The power plant
continued to be turbocharged with dual exhaust, and was rated at 330
horsepower... that coupled with the '78's ridiculously high curb weight allowed
the Camaro turned mid 14s in the 1/4.