Although unconfirmed by Chevrolet, the new 2012 model year Camaro is expected to feature new paint and trim options, as well as a brand new V-6 engine. Codenamed the LFX V-6, the new engine should give the Camaro a leg-up over its Ford Mustang rival thanks to a number of fuel saving technologies and expected 330 horsepower output--25 more ponies than the Mustang.
The engine’s full codename is “LFX 3.6L SIDI, DOHC, VVT, E85 MAX, Alum GM”, which means it will still displace 3.6-liters and feature spark ignition direct injection technology, dual overhead cams, variable valve timing and E85 flex-fuel capability.
Other changes for 2012 are expected to include a new FE4 suspension setting for the Camaro SS models, a rear view camera, a 45th anniversary appearance package and new wheel designs.
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro is expected to be released around the middle of the year.