Chevy Introduces Camaro 45th Anniversary Edition
Taking advantage of the changes brought to the Camaro for the 2012 model year, Chevrolet announced today it would also start selling, from summer, the 5th Anniversary Edition. Not a model on its own, but rather a package to go with the pony, the special edition has been designed as one to remember.
To be offered on the 2LT and 2SS top trim levels, the anniversary package has been designed to match both the coupe and convertible body styles. The changes brought compared to the regular version are mostly visual, but they are complemented by the mechanical changes brought to the range for the new model year.
First off, the new Camaro range will get the new 3.6l direct injection V6 engine which develops 323 horsepower at 6,800 rpm, 11 hp more than the previous engine, coming from a unit that is some 20.5 pounds (9.3 kg) lighter than its predecessor.
To go with the new engine, as said, is the anniversary package. Below are the unique detailing the Camaro will get for its 45th birthday:
- Unique 45th Anniversary hood and deck stripes; badges located beneath the front fender emblems
- New-design 20-inch wheels in dark silver
- Fog lamp and taillamp bezels finished in dark silver
- RS-style taillamp lenses
- Standard rear spoiler and HID headlamps
- Body-color roof molding
- Jet Black interior with leather-trimmed seats featuring the 45th Anniversary logo
- White instrument panel and door trim inserts with the 45th Anniversary logo on the instrument panel
- Red, white and blue stitching on the seats, steering wheel, shift knob/boot, door armrests and console lid
- 45th Anniversary logo on the steering wheel and sill plates.