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Tim Booth2012-08-28 17:03:19

2012 Camaro and 45th Anniversary Edition details revealed

2012 Camaro and 45th Anniversary Edition details revealed

Chevrolet has released details of the upcoming 2012 Camaro along with details of a 45th Anniversary Special Edition to celebrate the Camaro’s 45th birthday. Updates to the new model will include a more powerful version of the Camaro’s V6, a new suspension set-up and a revised interior.

The 3.6 litre direct injection V6 which powers the Camaro will receive an 11 hp increase for the 2012 model, taking total power to 323 hp at 6,800 rpm. Fuel economy will remain the same at 30 mpg thanks to numerous improvements to the engine bay including a new cylinder head design with integrated exhaust manifold, optimized-flow fuel injectors, larger intake valves and a new fuel pump.

The improved FE4 suspension package is designed for improved handling and features retuned front and rear dampers, new front and rear stabilizer bars and twenty-inch aluminium wheels.

Camaro's chief engineer Al Oppenheiser said of the suspension package: ““Our objective was to create a more precise sport suspension for the SS coupe, with greater road-holding capability. We applied lessons learned from extensive track testing to better refine the suspension geometry for flatter cornering, a more neutral balance during hard turns, and minimized understeer at the limit.”

Interior upgrades for the 2012 Camaro include a revised instrument panel featuring new graphics and trim as well as a new steering wheel design and a power lift feature for the front passenger seat. A rear vision package has also been added to the list of features and consists of a rear view camera system and an auto-dimming mirror. The Camaro’s exterior will gain a new rear spoiler and RS tail lamps as standard features.

The 45th Anniversary Special Edition Camaro which will be launched in the summer will be offered on the 2LT and 2SS level Camaros in both coupe and convertible forms. It will come with all the upgrades of the 2012 Camaro plus a host of extras such as a red and silver rally stripe, 45th anniversary badging, dark silver wheels and tail lamps, a jet Black interior with leather-trimmed seats and a white instrument panel.   

The Chevrolet Camaro Generations since 1966

The Chevrolet Camaro first went on sale in 1966 to compete on the market with the Ford Mustang. It was built on the same platform as the 1967 Pontiac Firebird. It is categorized as pony car, some versions though also as muscle cars. Since its introduction in the 1960s, the Camaro has been marketed through five generations, the latest being launched for the 2010 model year.

1967 Chevrolet Camaro

The first-generation Camaro was available as a 2-door, 2+2 seating, coupe or convertible with a choice of several V8 engines. It was conceived to challenge the Ford Mustang in the muscle car segment and this first-generation was produced until 1969. It recently provided the inspiration for the 2010 Camaro design.

1970 Chevrolet Camaro

The second generation Camaro was manufactured from 1970 until 1981. It was reviewed in 1974 and 1978 but as it was based on the same platform, the model showed strong similarities with the first generation. In 1971 the Road & Track magazine elected it as one of the 10 best cars in the world.

1982 Chevrolet Camaro

The third generation of the Camaro was introduced in 1982 and lasted until 1992. For the first time the model featured modern fuel injection, Turbo-Hydramatic 700R4 four-speed automatic transmissions, five speed manual transmissions, 16 inch wheels, a standard 4-cylinder engine and hatchback bodies.

Chevrolet Camaro

The fourth-generation Camaro was launched in 1993 as coupe body style with 2+2 seating or convertible with rear-wheel drive, and a choice of V6 and V8 engines. In 1997/1998 the model received updates on the interior and exterior. After 35 years the Camaro ceased production in 2002, due to declining sales.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

After being dropped from the Chevrolet portfolio in 2002, the Camaro model was revived with a fifth generation in 2009. The new series was preceded by a Camaro Concept in 2006 which eventually lead to the coupe version of the 2010 Camaro going on sale in 2009. For the 2011 model year, a convertible version became available too. Both body variants reached the European markets in 2011.


Finally an new interiror. Have you hear of the complaints about the interirior in the new Camaro?
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