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Chevrolet 302 V8 Engine

The Chevrolet 302 V8 engine was produced mainly for the Camaro Z28 from 1967 to 1969 to be used in Club of America Trans Am racing. At the time in order to compete in Trans Am racing, a carís engine had to be 305 cubic inches or less. One of the most interesting facts about the Chevy 302 was that GM gave it an official horsepower rating of 290 but if hooked up to a dynamometer, the actual output was anywhere between 360 to 400 horsepower. This gave racers a serious edge when it came to having a Chevy 302 under the hood. These engines produced even more horsepower than the popular Chevy 396 that was also used in the Camaro.