The base engine was a V6. For the first two years until 1995 the V6 was a 3.4 Liter (208 ci). The 3.8 Liter (231 ci) "Series II" would take over in 1996, and remain as the base until the end of this generation.
In Camaro's with manual transmissions, the V6 received a 5 speed, and the V8 got a T-56 (Borg-Warner or Tremec) 6 speed.
The 4L60E four-speed automatic could be found behind both motors, if so equipped.
The 1994 remained largely unchanged. There were some electronics added to the automatic transmission. The big news was the convertible was back! The engineers also significantly stiffened up the chassis to offset the missing structural component (hardtop roof). They were recognized for doing exceptional work with this convertible chassis, in regards to strength.
Besides that, the Z28 was now available with traction control. Also, a problematic distributor was improved on the LT1 this year which meant that early and late model distributors and cams would not be interchangeable with the LT1.
The real good news though was in receiving the C5 Corvette type LS1 5.7 V8 all aluminum motor cranking 305 ponies (The last all aluminum motor in a Camaro was the 1969 ZL-1).
GM also took back control of the SS, added ram-air induction, and tuned the LS1 to 320 horsepower.
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