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It’s hard to believe that the current Chevrolet Camaro has only been on sale for two model years, but during that time the car has starred in a number of Hollywood blockbusters, regained the muscle car sales crown, and picked up some healthy performance upgrades along the way.

That’s right. The base 2012 Chevrolet Camaro benefits from a new V-6 engine that still displaces 3.6 liters but outputs a stronger 323 horsepower instead of the 2011 model’s 312-horsepower rating. The V-8 powered Camaro SS still delivers a heady 426 horsepower but the big announcement for V-8 fans is the addition of the ZL1 to the 2012 Camaro lineup.

This model is the new range-topper and comes equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V-8, the same unit found in the Cadillac CTS-V line, but with output dialed up to 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers will make some supercars blush but don’t expect supercar prices on this Chevy; it starts from a very reasonable...

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