The second-generation Chevrolet Camaro was introduced in the spring of 1970, four years after General Motors launched the nameplate in response to the Ford Mustang. Produced until 1981, the second-gen Camaro was a significant departure from its predecessor, being longer, wider, and lower. It also featured brand-new styling inside and out, as well as redesigned engines. Unlike the first-gen model, the second-gen Camaro wasn’t offered as a convertible. The second-generation coupe was the last Camaro created in the golden era of the muscle car, before lower compression and tighter emission controls brought significant drops in horsepower in 1972.