45th Anniversary Special Edition Camaro revealed

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In celebration of the Camaro’s 45th birthday, General Motors is presenting the 45th Anniversary Special Edition Camaro. Just as its previous special-edition anniversary Camaro models,  the 45th Anniversary Special Edition Camaro has all the upgrades for 2012 along with unique design elements, inside and out.

The 45th Anniversary Special Edition Camaro model features a unique graphics package that includes a special red stripe, badging, new 20-inch wheels, dark-silver trim for the fog light and taillamp bezels. In addition, the interior is greeted with Jet Black leather with red, white and blue stitched, the 45th anniversary logo, a revised instrument panel with white gauge, and a new ergonomic steering wheel to support spirited maneuvering.

But the biggest upgrade for the 45th Anniversary Special Edition Camaro is the new LFX 3.6-liter direct-injection V6 engine, which is now producing 323 horsepower, an additional 11 horsepower over last year model. EPA-estimated highway fuel economy for the 2012 Camaro is 30 mpg for the 2LS model.

“The appeal of Camaro design and performance has powered it to the top of its segment,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “For 2012, we’re capitalizing on that momentum with enhancements to Camaro’s performance and comfort.”

For the 45th Anniversary Special Edition Camaro, General Motors is also introducing the new FE4 suspension package that will provide more refined handling for the 2012 Camaro SS Coupe. The suspension package includes re-tuned dampers in front and rear, new solid 23-mm stabilizer bar up front and a 24-mm bar in rear, and a new set of 20-inch aluminum wheels with P245/45R20 front/P275/40R20 rear tires.

The 45th Anniversary Special Edition Camaro will be launched by this summer. And the anniversary package will be offered on Camaro 2LT and 2SS in both coupe and convertible body styles.