Chevrolet has unveiled its special Camaro for celebrating the iconic car’s 45th anniversary. The 3.6-liter V6 engine has been upgraded to 323 hp, an increase of 11 horsepower over the 2011 engine. The new engine is 20.5 pounds (9.3 kg) lighter and benefits from a thorough rework, including new cylinder head design, new fuel pump and optimized-flow fuel injectors, among other changes.
2012 Camaro SS coupes will be available with a new FE4 sport suspension, which improves handling.
The new suspension package includes retuned front and rear dampers, new solid front and rear stabilizer bars and 20-inch aluminum wheels.
The interior concern the revamped instrument panel with different graphics and trim, a new steering wheel design and a power lift feature for the passenger seat.
A new added feature is the Rear Vision Package, which consists of a rearview camera system. On the outside, the new Camaro gets a new rear spoiler and the RS appearance taillamps as standard.
Chevrolet will also launch a 45th Anniversary Special Edition Camaro. This package will be offered on the top two trim levels (2LT and 2SS). Special edition Camaros carry over all the 2012 upgrades and feature a unique rally stripe in red and silver painted over the Carbon Flash Metallic paint.
The exterior details include 45th Anniversary badges on the front fenders, new 20-inch dark silver wheels, RS-style taillamp lenses, fog lamp and taillamp bezels finished in dark silver, standard rear spoiler and HID headlamps and body-color roof molding.
Inside, the 45th anniversary Chevrolet Camaro features a Jet Black interior with leather upholstery, a white instrument panel and door trim inserts, red, white and blue stitching on the seats, steering wheel, shift knob, door armrests and console lid.