Expect the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro to be ruling the road with an improved interior, varied engine options, and a change in suspension for the SS coupe model.
The ZL1 version of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro features a 6.2 liter V-8 engine, a sensory suspension that utilizes magnetic fluid for optimal performance, a dual mode exhaust, and 20" aluminum wheels. The sizable engine will put out a minimum of 550 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission with a short throw shifter can be the standard transmission found in the ZL1, although a six-speed automatic transmission is expected to be an available option.
The interior of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is designed for performance and comfort as well, with microfiber suede insert seats, meant to keep the driver in place during cornering; an optional suede-wrapped steering wheel may be chosen for comfortable control. A USB port on the console allows the driver to plug in his or her iPod, enjoy the music on the Boston Acoustics sound system, and with audio controls on the steering wheel, the driver's eyes never have to leave the road. Exterior features on the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro include LED halo ring headlamps, aluminum hood with carbon fiber inserts, front splitter, side rocker extensions, and rear diffuser and spoiler. MSRP and MPG ratings have not yet been established.
In addition to the ZL1, the standard 3.6 liter, V-6 engine for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is also available, albeit improved over years past. The SS coupe engine puts out about 323 horsepower, a slight increase over the 2011 coupe. Although the engine is more powerful, it will be about 20 pounds lighter than the previous model's engine. Additionally, an FE4 performance suspension package is available for the SS coupe model. The package includes front and rear solid stabilizer bars, front and rear dampers, and 20" aluminum wheels. The interior of the 2012 Camaro has also received a makeover. Instrument panels have a new appearance with revised graphics and trim, the front passenger seat will have a power lift action, and there will be tactile, comfort-focused enhancements of the steering wheel's design. A new package option will be the Rear Vision package, and will include a rearview camera meant to complement the existing Park Assist feature. External changes to the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro include a standard rear spoiler and standard tail light design that was previously only available as part of the RS package. The 2012 Camaro gets between 25 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway.