Chevrolet Camaro Overview
The Chevrolet Camaro symbolizes American muscle with its sculpted lines, attractive style and its complex body of steel, aluminum, and glass. In September 1966, Chevrolet launched the first generation of Camaros. Originally classified as a pony car, the Chevy Camaro was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang. Thanks to its long-hooded design and distinctive GM F-body platform, the Chevy Camaro truly stood out from its competition. Since it was introduced in 1966, the Camaro has shaped five successful generations. The first-generation Camaro, 1967 through 1969, was placed on a rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and was offered as a 2-door coupe or convertible. The second-generation Camaro, 1970 through 1981, was heavily redesigned with a much larger and wider body style while still based on the same F-body platform. The third-generation Camaro, 1982 through 1992, was the first to offer modern features such as fuel injection and five-speed manual transmissions. In 1993 the fourth-generation Camaro made its debut on an updated F-body platform, retaining many of the same characteristics as the 1967 model. The production of the Camaro came to an end in the year 2002 after the fourth generation was introduced. Nearly seven years later, in 2009, the Chevrolet Camaro nameplate was revived and the production of the fifth-generation began. The Camaro received a complete redesign which included a new platform for the 2010 model of the fifth-generation. The redesign was based off the 2006 Camaro concept car. The 2010, 2011 and 2012 models are all part of the fifth-generation of the Camaro lineup. All fifth-generation models come with optional add-ons and features which help personalize the vehicle. The standard two seated Camaro coupe in available for all year models. A convertible body style is optional for both the 2011 and 2012 Camaro models. There is also the powerful ZL1 Camaro, which is only offered with 2012, 2013 and 2014 models. The original ZL1 Chevrolet Camaro made its debut back in 1967.
2012 Chevrolet Camaro:
To commemorate the 45th birthday of the Camaro, Chevrolet created a one of a kind, 2012 Camaro SS. The 45th Anniversary Edition Camaro SS is topped off with a fierce V8 engine, unique 20-inch wheels, black leather upholstery, carbon flash paint and embroidered logos. Also making its debut this year is the 2012 ZL1 Chevrolet Camaro. The ZL1 Camaro resurrects its renowned name while delivering its legendary supercharged performance. The entire 2012 Camaro lineup has welcomed a number of enhancements. A rearview camera is now available on all 2012 Camaro models, the V6 models have gained even more power then before and the interior has received a much-needed face-lift. New to the 2012 Camaro SS is a revised sport suspension. The Camaro seats up to four and is available in your choice of a coupe or convertible body style. It is available in seven different trim levels which include the 1LS, 2LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, 2SS and ZL1. The base 1LS model comes with 18-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, Bluetooth, OnStar, tilt wheel steering and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio, CD player and an auxiliary port. The 2LS trim level is basically the same as the 1LS model with the exception of an automatic transmission versus a manual. The 1LT model adds 18-inch alloy wheels, eight-way power seating and fog lamps. Next we have the 2LT which is equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, extra gauges, rear park assist, a "head-up" display, rearview camera, heated leather upholstery and a nine-speaker Boston Acoustics Sound System. Similar to the 1LT is the 1SS which adds a power V8 engine, 20-inch wheels and a sport-tuned suspension. Comparable to the 2LT is the 2SS trim, which shares the same powerful performance features as the 1SS trim. From the inside, out, the Chevrolet Camaro has a visually appealing style that will grab the attention of nearly every driver you pass on the road.
2011 Chevrolet Camaro:
Making its 2011 debut is the much anticipated convertible version of the Camaro. Also new to the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro is a "heads-up" display, standard OnStar features and of course, a boost of horse power. The 2011 Camaro is still offered in the same V6 and V8 coupe configurations. Standard safety features found in all 2011 models include antilock disk brakes, stability control, full-length side curtain airbags and OnStar. Both coupe and convertible Camaros are available in five different trim levels. The first three trim levels are the V6 powered LS, 1LT and 2LT. The last two trim levels are the V8 powered 1SS and 2SS. Stock features on the LS include 18-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, tilt steering, telescope steering, OnStar and a six-speaker audio sound system with CD player, satellite radio and an auxiliary port. Next of the list of the 1LT, which adds 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps and eight way power seating. The 2LT adds 19-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, additional gauges, "heads-up" display, heated leather seating and a nine-speaker Boston Acoustic Stereo System. The 1SS model is equipped with features similar to the 1LT model but adds 20-inch wheels, a rear lip spoiler and a sport-tuned suspension. The 2SS is equipped with features similar to the 2LT model while maintaining the powerful performance of the 1SS model. Both the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro LS and LT come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 312 horsepower and a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic. The SS models come with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces up to 426 horsepower with the standard manual or optional automatic six-speed transmission. From its advanced interior to its reshaped exterior, the 2011 Chevy Camaro succeeds all the main façades.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro:
General Motors approved the production of the fifth-generation Camaro in August of 2006. After years of anticipation, the Chevrolet Camaro makes its debut in the year 2010. It was completely redesigned and remodeled after the 2006 Camaro concept car. It has design cues that just beg you to take it for a spin. Competitors like the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang don't stand a chance when it comes to the Camaros powerful engines, fuel economy and impressive price tag. The base V6 powered Camaro can run from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds flat. That is 300 horsepower, yet it costs the same, or less than competitor vehicles. The V8 powered Camaro SS travels 0 to 60 in a remarkable 5 seconds with 426 horsepower. An independent rear suspension and redefined handling characteristics are boasted thanks to the Camaros shortened version of General Motors Zeta platform. This Chevy coupe is available in five different trim levels which consist of the base LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS and 2SS. The base LS, 1LT and 2LT all comes standard with V6 engines and the 1SS and 2SS both comes standard with V8s. In the LS base model you will find features such as 18-inch black Heritage steel wheels, keyless entry, bucket seats, tilt steering, cloth upholstery and a CD/MP3 sound system with satellite radio and auxiliary port. Added to the 1LT model are 18-inch alloy wheels, six-way power seating and fog lamps. In the 2LT model 19-inch wheels are added along with heated mirrors, auxiliary gauges, remote start, leather upholstery, heated seating and a Boston Acoustics sound system with USB, Bluetooth and steering wheel audio controls. Internally the 1SS is similar to the 2LT package; the only difference is the upgraded 6.2-ilter V8 engine. The 2SS shares all the features found in the 2LT trim while uniting the performance and style of the 1SS. Both the Convenience and Connectivity package and the RS package can be added to other trim levels. How can you go wrong with sculpted shoulders, clean lines and technically advanced features?