The Camaro debuted in 1967 as the Chevy entry into the "pony car" category. It had a long hood, short rear deck styling, with a clean and sleek design. The Z/28 was developed to compete in the Trans Am racing series, and compete it did. Z28 Camaros won the Trans Am championship in 1968 and 1969. Street-legal Z/28s were wolves in sheeps clothing; barely tamed race cars. Powered by a high-revving 302 cubic inch V-8 with dual exhausts and a four-barrel carb, modestly rated at 290 horsepower, the lightweight 'Z' was a hot performer. In '69, almost 20,000 Z/28s were sold.