Sunday, 14 August 2011

Chevrolet Camaro

The fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is a pony car produced by General Motors and marketed under the Chevrolet brand. It is the fifth distinct generation of the Camaro to be produced since its original introduction in 1967. Production of the new Camaro began on March 16, 2009 after several years on hiatus since the previous generation's production ended in 2002 and went on sale to the public in April 2009 for the 2010 model year.

It competes against cars such as the Subaru BRZ, the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger and other cars in this range. 


For the 2011 model year, the Camaro V6 engine was certified at 312 hp (233 kW) and 278 lb·ft (377 N·m), an increase of 8 hp (6.0 kW) and 5 lb·ft (6.8 N·m) from 2010. No engineering changes were made for the increase as GM claimed the 304 hp (227 kW) in the 2010 Camaro was a conservative rating.
The Synergy Green color from the 2010 Special Edition will be available on all 2011 model trim levels. A head-up display with most of the instrument panel's information will be offered. The HUD is a modified version of the Chevrolet Corvette's display. The main difference is that the Corvette's is able to display lateral g-forces, while the Camaro's can not.


2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible
Production of the 2011 Camaro Convertible began on January 31, 2011 in Oshawa, Ontario, where the coupe is currently assembled. It arrived in dealerships in February, and is available in both base and SS versions like the coupe.


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 (9.1 kg) lighter than the 2011 one, producing 323 horsepower (241 kW) at 6,800 rpm, 11 hp more than 2011, and 278 lb·ft (377 N·m) torque.
Other changes include a new FE4 suspension package for the SS, 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 intercooled 6.2L V-8 engine that produces an estimated 550 hp. A six speed manual with a dual plate clutch, MagneRide active suspension (formerly used in the Corvette lineup), 20 inch Goodyear Supercar F2 tires with aluminum wheels, and 14.4/14.6 inch Brembo brakes are included. The vehicle is expected to be available in early 2012 for the 2012 model year. Pricing has not been finalized yet, but it was estimated that the ZL1 will have the base price around $47,000.

45th Anniversary Edition

Chevrolet will also offer a special edition 45th anniversary Camaro for 2012. 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.

Transformers Special Edition

On July 22, 2009, GM announced a Transformers Special Edition appearance package for the 2010 Camaro at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. The US$995 appearance package (RPO code: CTH) can be applied to LT and SS Camaros with or without the optional RS package and could only be applied to orders made in the Rally Yellow exterior scheme. The package includes an Autobot shield badge on the driver and passenger side panels underneath the Camaro nameplate, Autobot shield on each of the four wheel's center cap, Autobot shield embroidered on interior center console, Transformers logo on driver and passenger doors' sill plates replacing the original "Camaro" labeled plates, high-gloss black center rally stripe package with the Transformers ghost logo embedded. Production of the add-on package ceased on January 12, 2010 and was estimated that around 1500 units were to have been produced straight from Order Workbenches.

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