The 2012 Camaro model year brings appearance, ergonomic and technology upgrades inside for Camaro drivers and passengers.
The interior updates include a revised instrument panel appearance, with new instrument graphics and trim, as well as a new steering wheel design and a power lift feature for the front passenger seat.
The steering wheel features a fresh new look and ergonomic improvements intended to support performance driving. Also new for Camaro in 2012 is a Rear Vision Package, which adds a rearview camera system and an auto-dimming mirror to the existing Rear Park Assist feature.
The rearview camera system complements the rear parking assist by providing a video display of the area behind the car, with the video image appearing in the car's inside rearview mirror.
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It was on Septemebr 29, 1966, that the Camaro history began. Camaro, the favorite name chosen by the General manager Elliot "Pete" Estes (Later to become President Of GM) means "Comrade, mate, chum, or Pal.
Pete said: "Chevrolet has chosen a name which is lithe and graceful....in keeping with our other car names beginning with 'C.' It suggests comradeship of good friends, as a personal car should be to its owner."
Camaro has now become an American Icon.
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The GM LS engine family is an engine design intended as the only V-8 engine used in General Motors' line of rear-wheel-drive cars and trucks.
The LS series was a clean sheet design with little in common with the classic Chevrolet small block V8.
Some LS engines are all-aluminium, especially the performance oriented engines, while others are cast iron, and all LS engines have 6-bolt main bearing caps.
The LS engine has been the sole powerplant of the Chevrolet Corvette since 1997 and has seen use in a wide variety of other General Motors vehicles, ranging from sport coupes to full size trucks.
Due to the engine's relatively compact external dimensions compared to its displacement and power output, the engine family is also a popular choice for kit cars, hot rods, buggies, and even light aircraft.
The Generation III V-8 engines replaced the Gen II-LT family in 1997 and Gen I completely by 2002.
Like the previous two generations, the gen III/IV can be found in many different brands.
The engine blocks were cast in aluminium for car applications, and iron for most truck applications (notable exceptions include the Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS, Chevrolet SSR and a limited run of Chevrolet/GMC Extended Cab Standard Box Z71 Trucks).
The architecture of the LS series makes for an extremely strong engine block with the aluminium engines being nearly as strong as the iron generation I and II engines and with the iron LS engines far exceeding the capabilities of the previous two generations.
The LS engine also introduced coil-near-plug ignition to replace the distributor setup of all previous small-block based engines.
The traditional five-bolt pentagonal cylinder head pattern was replaced with a square four-bolt design, and the pistons are of the flat-topped variety (in the LS1, LS2, LS3, LS6, LS7, LQ9 and L33), while all other variants, including the new LS9 received a dished version of the GM hypereutectic piston.
The cylinder firing order was changed to 1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3, so that the LS series now corresponds to the firing pattern of other modern V8 engines (for example the Ford Modular V8).