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New engine and suspension sizzle in 2012 Camaro

The 45th anniversary Camaro boosts horsepower and responsiveness

DETROIT—Chevrolet has tricked-out its 2012 Camaro, improving its standard 3.6L direct injection V-6 engine and adding a new FE4 suspension package for SS coupe models.

The sexy new cars feature several interior and technology improvements, like a revised instrument panel design, new steering wheel and rear camera system.

Camaro’s new 3.6L direct injection V-6 LFX engine will go into production this summer. It delivers an SAE-certified 323 horsepower (241 kW) at 6,800 rpm – an increase of 11 horsepower (8 kW) over the 2011 engine without compromising fuel economy.

The FE4 suspension package incorporates elements of the Camaro ZL1. The suspension geometry has been adjusted to improve body control and increase responsiveness.

The enhancements arrive just in time for Camaro’s 45th birthday.

Camaro fans will get their first look at the 45th Anniversary Special Edition at the Camaro5 Fest II, April 15 in Arizona.

The anniversary package will be offered on Camaro’s top two trim levels (2LT and 2SS) for both coupe and convertible body styles.

Also coming in early 2012 is the high-performance Camaro ZL1.

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