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Chevrolet Camaro

The New Chevrolet Camaro: A Bold New Look

 

Chevrolet Camaro SSThe Chevrolet Camaro is a ‘pony car’ and classic American muscle car released as direct competitor to the Ford Mustang in 1966.

Similar to the Mustang, the brand image suffered a little over the years. This resulted in a discontinuation of the Camaro in 2002, but after a complete revamp in the late 2000’s the Bumblebee Camaro appeared in the film Transformers and this culminated in the 2009 release of the 5th generation Camaro on sale today.

Production of the coupé began on March 16, 2009, in LS, LT, and SS trim levels. LS and LT models are powered by a 3.6 L V6 producing 312 hp for the 2010 & 2011 model mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with manual shift. The SS is powered by the 6.2 L LS3 V8 producing 426 hp (318 kW) and is paired with a 6-speed manual. The automatic SS gets the L99 V8 with 400 hp (300 kW). The RS appearance package is available on both the LT and SS and features 20-inch wheels with a darker gray tone, halo rings around xenon headlamps, a unique spoiler, and red RS or SS badges.

In late January 2011, the production of 2011 Camaro Convertibles started. Convertibles had the same options as the coupé (engines, RS, SS, etc.). The Camaro Convertible features an aluminium brace over the engine assembly, and under the transmission.

The 2012 model year marked the 45th anniversary of the Camaro and commemorated with a model available only in “Carbon Flash Metallic” paint. The 45th anniversary edition Camaro also included a unique stripe package, red white and blue interior stitching and 45th edition exclusive 20″ wheels. The V6 was updated to a 3.6 L “LFX” engine producing 323 hp (241 kW). The SS model received an upgrade to the suspension system. All models received the RS spoiler and taillight details, wheel-mounted volume and radio controls, and Bluetooth connectivity controls as standard. The 2012 ZL1 Camaro included a 6.2 L LSA supercharged V8 producing 580 hp (430 kW). The LSA motor is the same used in the Cadillac CTS-V and makes it the fastest production Camaro ever produced. Other features included 2-stage exhaust, the addition of suede seats, steering wheel, and shift knob, as well as ZL1-exclusive 20″ aluminum wheels. In 2012 Chevrolet unveiled the production of the 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible.

 

Specifications

 

2009 Chevrolet Camaro

NAME Chevrolet Camaro LS, LT & SS (Coupe only)
IMPORT RULES Read
MANUFACTURER CHEVROLET
PRODUCTION 2009 – 2011
TRANSMISSION Both
ENGINE 3.6L V6 or 6.2L V8
DESCRIPTION Production of the coupe began on March 16, 2009, in LS, LT, and SS trim levels. LS and LT models are powered by a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 producing 304 hp (227 kW) (or 312hp for the 2011 model) mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with manual shift. The SS is powered by the 6.2 L (376 cu in) LS3 V8 producing 426 hp (318 kW) and is paired with a 6-speed manual. The automatic SS gets the L99 V8 with 400 hp (300 kW).

 

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

NAME Chevrolet Camaro Convertible LS, LT & SS
IMPORT RULES Read
MANUFACTURER CHEVROLET
PRODUCTION 2011
TRANSMISSION Both
ENGINE 3.6L V6 or 6.2L V8
DESCRIPTION Production of the convertible began in 2011, in the same LS, LT, and SS trim levels as the coupe. LS and LT models are powered by a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 producing 312hp mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with manual shift. The SS is powered by the 6.2 L (376 cu in) LS3 V8 producing 426 hp (318 kW) and is paired with a 6-speed manual. The automatic SS gets the L99 V8 with 400 hp (300 kW).

 

2012 Camaro ZL1

NAME Chevrolet Camaro LS, LT, SS and ZL1 (Coupe and Convertible)
IMPORT RULES Read
MANUFACTURER CHEVROLET
PRODUCTION 2012 – CURRENT
TRANSMISSION Both
ENGINE 3.6L “LFX” V6 or 6.2L “LSA” V8
DESCRIPTION Available models released in 2012 were the LS, LT, SS and the new high performance ZL1. The V6 was updated to a 3.6 L “LFX” engine producing 323 hp (241 kW). The SS model received an upgrade to the suspension system. All models received the RS spoiler and taillight details, wheel-mounted volume and radio controls, and Bluetooth connectivity controls as standard. The 2012 ZL1 Camaro included a 6.2 L LSA supercharged V8 producing 580 hp (430 kW). The LSA motor is the same used in the Cadillac CTS-V and makes it the fastest production Camaro ever produced. Other features included 2-stage exhaust, the addition of suede seats, steering wheel, and shift knob, as well as ZL1-exclusive 20″ aluminum wheels. In 2012 Chevrolet unveiled the production of the 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible.

 

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