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Chevrolet Camaro Z28 to debut in 2012?


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We don’t care who you are; everyone has to love the Camaro Z28. This gorgeous piece of machinery looks and sounds like a dream and now Chevrolet has gone and made it even better. How much better, we don’t know yet, but luckily we have the artistic abilities of Jon Sibal on every car lover’s side. Sibal has prepared a rendering of the muscle car classic using all of the rumored characteristics the 2012 Camaro will most likely receive. Thanks to him, we are all getting a piece of drool-worthy treasure to gaze at.

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 will feature a 6.2L LSA V8 engine, even though the Corvette ZR1’s 638 hp LS9 was cruising around the rumor mill for awhile. The awesome news regarding the new Camaro’s engine is that it will more than likely feature more than the 556hp found in the Cadillac CTS-V . Stooping power will come from the 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers.

The Camaro Z28 will get a more aggressive front end and a larger bubble on the hood to make room for the supersized engine. The front fascia will sit a little lower than the previous model and the muscle car will also get larger air intakes. The back of the car will receive a quad exhaust with dual pipes on each side. For an added edge, the Camaro will get 20″ SP550 anodized black (20×10 in the front and 20×11 in the rear) wrapped in Goodyear tires.

We know we’ve said this before, but we can’t wait!

Updated 12/06/2010: The Camaro Z28 has been confirmed by people "familiar with the plans." According to Freep, the Camaro Z28 will be launched late next year or early in 2012, with an engine that will likely displace 6.2 liters and will deliver between 500 and 600 HP. However, that’s about all we know because GM spokesman, Pat Morrissey, said the company does not comment on future vehicle plans.

Updated 01/13/2011: Camaro5 reports that the Camaro Z28 will enter production on January 1, 2012. The model is referred to as the "HP Edition" model and will feature: 6.2 liter supercharged engine, Magnetic Ride suspension and 285F / 330R tires.

Updated 01/25/2011: EgmCarTech reports that the Camaro Z28 will make its world debut in just a few days at the Chicago Auto Show. More precisely on February 9th.

Source: AutoGuide


27 comments:

I can say that when it comes in a remarkable figure performance, I can say that Camaro didn’t disappoint me, aside from having a good-looking appearance, it also had a powerful engine which impressed me a lot.

With that speed performance I bet the car would be an awesome and speedy vehicle. I guess its just enough to make the car blast in the race track

Well, as expected from the Camaro it has an awesome look though the red paint job is not that impressive. However, its a great thing that it has a powerful output!

ha ha. Yeah, everyone need to love Bumblebee! I like the sportiness of the Camaro. With all the Muscle cars, the Camaro is my favorite cars to drive.

Same engine that is in the CTS V, and well suited for a bargain coupe. I would still prefer a Boss 302 or even a GT500.

How happy is Chevrolet at Rodgers Chevrolet right now. If I was in the market for a SS, I think I’d hold off and wait for the new car, which is exactly what automakers don’t want people to do.

This car will most definitely not be less than $45K. No way. The Corvette’s price has about as much to do w/ this car as a Bentley Continental’s does. "Anyone that doesn’t need a backseat and looking for bang for the buck performance 2 seaters - Camaro and Corvette come to mind. I’ll bet the performance and the price are just shy of a base C6.

SS tops out around $40-42k, and it will probably be priced between the Challenger SRT8 ($45k base) and Shelby GT500 ($48,500 base) but I would think that it will definitely start under $50k and probably in line with Shelby pricing. Probably also under a base Corvette ($48,950). They may be different buyers but I can’t see a Camaro starting above any Corvette. Just have to wait and see I guess.

Long over due...while I’m sure power will be there I’m not sure if
cosmetics will make it standout from run of the mill juiced upped Camaro ?

But this year, this tuner will be flying the GM flag by bringing a custom 2011 Camaro, which will receive a body kit that includes a ZR1-style hood.

2012 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 is a very refine in color.very aggressive looks that caught the attention of the buyer itself.

I think most would agree that the engine has never been a weak point for the Camaro; the V6 and V8 both offer plenty of power. The interior is where GM should make an improvement and I remember reading an article on this very site where a GM exec made reference to that same thing.

The tape and camo is thwarting our ability to discern all of the styling changes, but we do note a few. The rocker panels might be reshaped, and there’s a new rear fascia with quad pipes sticking out.

Lovely, nothing as change since 2010 camaro, but it looks more sporty and aggressive because of the Grilles.

Love the look of the Camaro, but hate the high beltline/small greenhouse. Too bad they didn’t just mimic the proportions of the 1969 Camaro.

What is the big deal with those spy images anyway? Don’t you know that the black&white pattern means that they are still thinking about the facelift and that it also a way to show that they are working on a new model? If it would of been painted in regular color with older looks, and new awesome gearbox, new engine, and other 10 huge improvements, no one will notice.

Furthermore, the shape in the back of the black&white pattern is not the final shape, masked. I’m almost positive that if they would have the shape final, they will show it. However the look of the car is probably the last thing they do.

If they are going after the GT500, then it will probably be a bit of each. Modern cars don’t tend to focus purely on straight line speed like muscle cars in the 60’s tended to.

They used the GT500 as a benchmark, so this should be interesting (: as long they keep the price down. i see no reason for it to start at more than, 41 or 2.

Great and sexy looking car, but these is no big changes over the previous model of the z28. it still has the same size, body trim and of course the killer look of a muscle car.

By the way, a car doesn’t need to be extremely low to handle good. That’s evidence of the current GT500.

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