For the Camaro spotter, there's
very little difference in styling between the '82 and '83 Camaro's. The big
difference however came in the performance of the F-body.
Now offered as the top option on the Z28 was the L69 305 V-8. With the help of
the same camshaft used in the Corvette, along with a revised exhaust system and
(finally) a respectable 4-bbl carburetor, this new engine pumped out 190hp.
While this is still unimpressive compared to true performance cars, this was a
major improvement in the 80s. Thanks to this engine, mated to the excellent new
Borg-Warner 5-speed manual transmission, The F-body was capable of consistent
low 15s in the 1/4 and was ready to put up a fight against the Fox-body Mustang.
The F-body was making a comeback and would only get better. Only 3223 L69 Z28s
were built in 1983, making them quite rare.