21. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Although the 1967 Z/28 wasn’t the most powerful Camaro on offer, it was by far the best choice in terms of handling, braking, and overall driving dynamics. While the SS 350 and SS 396 were pure muscle cars with big engines and loads of tire smoke, the Z/28 was a driver’s machine. In fact, it was a road racing model that could handle most challenges.
The Z/28 package included front disc brakes, a close-ratio four-speed manual transmission, and revised suspension and steering. It featured exterior trim details like racing stripes, a vinyl roof, and headlight covers, but the real treat was under the hood. The power came from the 5.0-liter V8 with 290 HP of a high-revving nature. This engine proved to be ideal for the Z/28, giving the car a thrilling performance while retaining its low weight and nimble handling. Best of all, because the Ford Mustang didn’t have such a version, the Z/28 was a unique offering.