2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro 45th Anniversary EditionChevrolet has announced a new special edition 2012 Camaro 45th Anniversary Edition. The company has created many excellent changes in this new model. The most radical change is the 20 inch aluminum wheels that have the awesome unique graphics on it. Chevrolet Camaro, America's most popular sports car, extends its momentum with enhancements for the 2012 model year. Highlights include an improved version of its standard 3.6L direct injection V-6 engine, a new FE4 performance suspension package for SS coupes and several interior and technology improvements, such as a revised instrument panel design, new steering wheel and rear camera system.
2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro 45th Anniversary EditionThe enhancements arrive in time for Camaro's 45th birthday, which will be celebrated with this summer's release of the 2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro 45th Anniversary Edition. Continuing the tradition of Camaro anniversary models, the 45th Anniversary Special Edition carries all the upgrades for 2012, with additional unique design elements, inside and out.
2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro 45th Anniversary EditionCamaro's new 3.6L direct injection V-6 - the LFX engine - goes into production in the summer of 2011. It delivers an SAE-certified 323 horsepower (241 kW) at 6,800 rpm - an increase of 11 horsepower (8 kW) over the 2011 engine, with no compromise in fuel economy. The LFX delivers the most standard power in the regular sports car segment. It is also 20.5 pounds (9.3 kg) lighter than its predecessor, which promotes a more balanced driving experience. EPA-estimated highway fuel economy for the '12 Camaro is 30 mpg (2LS model).
On the exterior for 2012, a new rear spoiler will be added as a standard feature for Camaro; and the taillamps that had been a part of the RS appearance package option are also being made standard. Additionally, a new, body-color "sharkfin" antenna joins the RS package. Crystal Red Tintcoat replaces Red Jewel as an exterior color.
Launching in the summer of 2011, the 2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro 45th Anniversary Edition commemorates both Camaro's lineage and its 21st-century revival. The anniversary package will be offered on Camaro's top two trim levels (2LT and 2SS) for both coupe and convertible body styles.
The exterior signature of the 2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro 45th Anniversary Edition is its unique rally stripe, in red and silver, that contrasts the Carbon Flash Metallic paint. In addition, for 2012 GM is also offering an FE4 suspension package for the SS Coupe. The package includes dampers for each corner, 23-mm front sway bar and 24-mm rear sway bar. Plus, 20-inch wheels will also be available for SS owners.
2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro 45th Anniversary EditionThe new FE4 suspension debuts as a performance improvement for the Camaro SS coupe in 2012, focusing on more refined handling. 'Our objective was to create a more precise sport suspension for the SS coupe, with greater road-holding capability,' said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. '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.'
2012 Chevrolet Sports Cars Camaro 45th Anniversary EditionMore than just new components, the new FE4 performance suspension incorporates learning from the ongoing development of the high-performance Camaro ZL1. In particular, the suspension geometry has been adjusted, including reshaped stabilizer bars that are repositioned outboard of the shock mounts. This results in more effective body control and more precise response in performance driving.