TheÂ fifth-generation Chevrolet CamaroÂ is aÂ pony carÂ produced byÂ General MotorsÂ and marketed under theÂ ChevroletÂ brand.Â It is the fifth distinct generation of theÂ CamaroÂ to be produced since its original introduction in 1967. Production of the new Camaro began on March 16, 2009Â after several years on hiatus since theÂ previous generation’s production ended in 2002 and went on sale to the public in April 2009 for the 2010 model year.
For the 2012 model year, the Camaro LS’s V6 engine receives new upgrades, including lighter components, new cylinder head design, improved intake port design and larger intake vales, and new fuel pump and fuel injectors. This results in an engine over 20 pounds (9.1Â kg) lighter than the 2011 one, producing 323 horsepower (241Â kW) at 6,800 rpm, 11Â hp more than 2011,[Â and 278Â lbÂ·ft (377Â NÂ·m) torque.
Other changes include a new FE4 suspension package for the SS (Coupe only), a revised instrument panel and steering wheel, and an available rear-view camera.
Chevrolet introduced a new Camaro model, the ZL1, at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. The ZL1 features a supercharged and inter cooled 6.2Â L V-8 engine that will produce an estimated 580Â hp (430Â kW) and 556Â lbÂ·ft (754Â NÂ·m) of torque.Â Â A six-speed Tremec T6060 manual with a dual plate clutch,Â MagneRideÂ active suspension (formerly used in the Corvette lineup), 20Â inch Goodyear Supercar F2 tires with aluminum wheels, and 14.4/14.6Â inch Brembo brakes are included. The vehicle is expected to be available in early 2012 for the 2012 model year.
2012 Coupe ZL1
45th Anniversary Edition
Chevrolet will also offer a special edition 45th anniversary Camaro for 2012.Â Â It debuted at the Camaro5 Fest II in Arizona on April 15, 2011. The package includes unique badges, dark silver wheels and lamp bezels, Jet Black interior with white panel inserts, and red, white, and blue stitching.