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2012 Chevrolet Camaro Trims

1SS

Avg. Price: $28,752

The sport-oriented Chevrolet Camaro 1SS sport coupe receives a few new standard features for 2012 and comes equipped with unique SS-specific front and rear fascias, as well as unique seat embroidery. Outside, the Camaro 1SS gets a new rear spoiler and displays such additional exterior features as composite halogen headlights, integrated foglights, power-adjustable side mirrors, dual stainless-steel exhaust tips and 20-inch Bright Silver-painted aluminum wheels. Under the hood, a 6.2-liter V8 engine continues to power the rear-wheel-drive Camaro 1SS. The V8 generates 426 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. It's paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission, which comes standard, or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The V8 posts fuel economy numbers of 16/24 mpg with the manual transmission. The StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, daytime running lights and 6 airbags are among the standard safety features. Chevy also adds a Rear Vision Package, which includes a rear vision camera and rear park assist.

Inside, standard features for the Camaro 1SS include Sport Cloth upholstery with 6-way power-adjustable front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. New features for 2012 include a redesigned instrument cluster and an updated steering wheel. Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, a driver information center with a compass, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control, power windows and door locks and a 7-speaker MyLink audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, a USB port and a subwoofer are among the other standard features. In addition, the standard OnStar system includes turn-by-turn navigation, automatic crash response, crisis assist, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance. Chevy also adds a Rear Vision Package, which includes a rear vision camera, rear park assist and a 7-inch touchscreen.

1SS Convertible

Avg. Price: $31,738

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Convertible comes equipped with a power folding cloth top, a new rear spoiler and unique SS-specific front and rear fascias. Additional exterior features include composite halogen headlights, integrated foglights, power-adjustable side mirrors, dual stainless-steel exhaust tips and 20-inch Bright Silver-painted aluminum wheels. Under the hood, a 6.2-liter V8 engine continues to power the rear-wheel-drive Camaro 1SS Convertible. The V8 produces 426 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm, and links to either a 6-speed manual transmission, which comes standard, or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy numbers check in at 16/24 mpg with the manual transmission.

New interior features for the 2012 1SS Convertible include a redesigned instrument cluster and an updated steering wheel. Sport Cloth upholstery with unique seat embroidery comes standard, with 6-way power adjustment for the front seats. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, a driver information center with a compass, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, and power windows and door locks are among the other standard features. The 7-speaker MyLink audio system includes SiriusXM satellite radio, a USB port and a subwoofer. In addition, the standard OnStar system includes turn-by-turn navigation, automatic crash response, crisis assist, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance. Standard safety features include 6 airbags, the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and daytime running lights. Chevy also adds a Rear Vision Package, which includes a rear vision camera, rear park assist and a 7-inch touchscreen.

2LS

Avg. Price: $20,920

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2LS sport coupe comes equipped with an updated V6 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment, as well as a freshened interior with a new instrument cluster and steering wheel, and a new exterior rear spoiler. The Camaro's 3.6-liter V6 engine receives an upgrade for 2012, boosting horsepower to 323 hp, an increase of 11 hp over the previous year. Torque for the V6 tops out at 278 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm. Chevy pairs the V6 engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission with a TapShift manual-shift feature, which comes as standard equipment. Fuel economy numbers for the V6 check in at 18/29 mpg. GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, and daytime running lights are among the standard safety features.

Standard interior features for the 2012 Camaro 2LS include Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, a driver information center with a compass, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, power windows and door locks, and a 6-speaker AM/FM audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio. Front sport bucket seats include 4-way manual adjustment for the driver's seat and 2-way adjustment for the passenger. In addition, the standard OnStar system offers such features as turn-by-turn navigation, crash response, crisis assist, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance. Outside, standard features for the rear-wheel-drive Camaro 2LS include composite halogen headlights, power-adjustable side mirrors, a rear spoiler, dual stainless-steel exhaust tips and 18-inch Heritage steel wheels. Six airbags come standard.

2SS

Avg. Price: $30,485

The Chevrolet Camaro 2SS sport coupe displays unique SS-specific front and rear fascias and receives a new rear spoiler for 2012. Other exterior features for the Camaro 2SS include composite halogen headlights, integrated foglights, power-adjustable side mirrors, dual stainless-steel exhaust tips and 20-inch Bright Silver-painted aluminum wheels. Under the hood, a 6.2-liter V8 engine powers the rear-wheel-drive Camaro 2SS. The V8 generates 426 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, and connects to either a 6-speed manual transmission, which comes standard, or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The V8 posts fuel economy numbers of 16/24 mpg with the manual transmission. Safety features include GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, daytime running lights and 6 airbags. Chevy also adds a Rear Vision Package, which includes a rear vision camera and rear park assist.

Inside, the Camaro 2SS comes well-equipped with such luxury-oriented features as leather upholstery, a heads-up display, a 4-gauge auxiliary instrument cluster and a 9-speaker, 245-watt Boston Acoustics audio system with a SiriusXM satellite radio. New features for 2012 include a redesigned instrument cluster and an updated steering wheel. The front seats feature 6-way power adjustment for both the driver and passenger. Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, a driver information center with a compass, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, and power windows and door locks are among the other standard features. In addition, the standard OnStar package includes turn-by-turn navigation, automatic crash response, crisis assist, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance. Chevy also adds a Rear Vision Package, which includes a rear vision camera, rear park assist and a 7-inch touchscreen.

2SS Convertible

Avg. Price: $32,379

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Convertible delivers an upscale, open-air driving experience, thanks to its luxury-oriented cabin and power folding cloth top. In addition, the 2SS Convertible receives a new rear spoiler and displays unique SS-specific front and rear fascias. Other exterior features for the 2SS Convertible include composite halogen headlights, integrated foglights, power-adjustable side mirrors, dual stainless-steel exhaust tips and 20-inch Bright Silver-painted aluminum wheels. For power, the rear-wheel-drive 2SS Convertible comes equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine, which generates 426 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. It mates to either a 6-speed manual transmission, which comes standard, or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy numbers check in at 16/24 mpg with the manual transmission.

Inside, the Camaro 2SS Convertible receives a redesigned instrument cluster and an updated steering wheel for 2012, which join such upscale features as leather upholstery, a heads-up display, a 4-gauge auxiliary instrument cluster and a 9-speaker, 245-watt Boston Acoustics audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio. The front seats feature 6-way power adjustment for both the driver and passenger. Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, a driver information center with a compass, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, and power windows and door locks are among the other standard features. In addition, the standard OnStar package includes turn-by-turn navigation, automatic crash response, crisis assist, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance. Standard safety features include 6 airbags, the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and daytime running lights. Chevy also adds a Rear Vision Package, which includes a rear vision camera, rear park assist and a 7-inch touchscreen.

LS

Avg. Price: $20,229

The entry-level Chevrolet Camaro LS sport coupe receives an upgraded V6 powerplant for 2012, as well as a new rear spoiler and a freshened interior with a new instrument cluster and steering wheel. Power for the rear-wheel-drive Camaro LS comes from an updated 3.6-liter V6 engine, which delivers 323 hp, an increase of 11 hp over the previous year. Torque for the V6 tops out at 278 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm. The engine links to either a 6-speed manual transmission with Hill Hold, which comes as standard equipment, or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission with GM's TapShift manual-shift feature. The EPA estimates fuel economy numbers of 17/28 mpg with the manual transmission and 18/29 with the automatic.

Inside, standard features for the Camaro LS include Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, a driver information center with a compass, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, power windows and door locks, and a 6-speaker AM/FM audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio. In addition, OnStar with turn-by-turn navigation comes standard. Front sport bucket seats include 4-way manual adjustment for the driver's seat and 2-way adjustment for the passenger. In addition, OnStar with turn-by-turn navigation comes standard. Outside, standard features include composite halogen headlights, power-adjustable side mirrors, dual stainless-steel exhaust tips and 18-inch Heritage steel wheels. Six airbags come standard. Other safety equipment includes GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control with traction control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and daytime running lights. In addition, the OnStar system includes a number of standard safety programs, including automatic crash response, crisis assist, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance.

LT1

Avg. Price: $22,940

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro LT1 sport coupe receives a number of upgrades for 2012, including a more powerful V6 engine, a new rear spoiler and a few updated interior features, including a new instrument cluster and steering wheel. In addition, the LT1 comes equipped with a number of standard features not found on the entry-level LS and 2LS trims, including Sport Cloth upholstery with a 6-way power-adjustable front seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, a driver information center with a compass, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, power windows and door locks, and an upgraded 7-speaker MyLink audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, a USB port and a subwoofer are among the other standard features. In addition, the standard OnStar system includes such features as turn-by-turn navigation, automatic crash response, crisis assist, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance.

Outside, the rear-wheel-drive Camaro LT1 displays such exterior features as composite halogen headlights, integrated foglights, power-adjustable side mirrors, dual stainless-steel exhaust tips, and 18-inch painted-aluminum wheels. Under the hood, Chevy drops an updated 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 323 hp, an increase of 11 hp over the previous year. Torque for the V6 tops out at 278 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm. The V6 links to either a 6-speed manual transmission with Hill Hold, which comes as standard equipment, or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission with GM's TapShift manual-shift feature. The EPA estimates fuel economy numbers of 17/28 mpg with the manual transmission and 18/29 with the automatic. Standard safety features include 6 airbags, as well as GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, four-wheel antilock disc brakes and daytime running lights.

LT1 Convertible

Avg. Price: $25,262

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro LT1 Convertible comes equipped with a power folding cloth top and a new rear spoiler, as well as composite halogen headlights, integrated foglights, power-adjustable side mirrors, a rear spoiler, dual stainless-steel exhaust tips and 18-inch painted-aluminum wheels. Under the hood, Chevy drops an updated 3.6-liter V6 engine, which now generates 323 hp, an increase of 11 hp over the previous year. Torque for the V6 tops out at 278 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm. The engine connects to either a 6-speed manual transmission with Hill Hold, which comes as standard equipment, or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission with GM's TapShift manual-shift feature. The EPA estimates fuel economy numbers of 17/28 mpg with the manual transmission and 18/29 with the automatic. Standard safety features include 6 airbags, as well as GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and daytime running lights.

Inside, the Camaro LT1 Convertible receives a few new standard features, including a new instrument cluster and steering wheel. Sport Cloth upholstery comes standard, with 6-way power-adjustable seats in the front. Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, a driver information center with a compass, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control, power windows and door locks, and an upgraded 7-speaker MyLink audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, a USB port and a subwoofer are among the other standard features. In addition, the standard OnStar package includes such features as turn-by-turn navigation, automatic crash response, crisis assist, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance. Standard safety features include 6 airbags, as well as GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and daytime running lights. The rear-wheel-drive LT1 Convertible also receives a Rear Vision Package, which includes a rear vision camera and rear park assist.

LT2

Avg. Price: $24,676

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro LT2 sport coupe comes well-equipped with such upscale standard features as leather upholstery, a heads-up display, a 4-gauge auxiliary instrument cluster and a 9-speaker, 245-watt Boston Acoustics audio system with an upgraded SiriusXM satellite radio package. New features for 2012 include a redesigned instrument cluster and an updated steering wheel. The front Sport Cloth bucket seats include 6-way power adjustment for both the driver and passenger. Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, a driver information center with a compass, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, and power windows and door locks are among the other standard features. In addition, the standard OnStar package includes such features as turn-by-turn navigation, automatic crash response, crisis assist, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance. Chevy also adds a Rear Vision Package, which includes a rear vision camera and rear park assist.

Outside, the rear-wheel-drive Camaro LT2 displays such exterior features as a new rear spoiler, composite halogen headlights, integrated foglights, power-adjustable side mirrors, dual stainless-steel exhaust tips and 18-inch painted-aluminum wheels. For power, the LT2 comes equipped with an updated 3.6-liter V6 engine, which now generates 323 hp, an increase of 11 hp over the previous year. Torque for the V6 tops out at 278 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm. The engine connects to either a 6-speed manual transmission with Hill Hold, which comes as standard equipment, or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission with GM's TapShift manual-shift feature. The EPA estimates fuel economy numbers of 17/28 mpg with the manual transmission and 18/29 with the automatic. Standard safety features include 6 airbags, as well as GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and daytime running lights.

LT2 Convertible

Avg. Price: $25,048

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro LT2 Convertible delivers a sporty, open-air driving experience, thanks to its power folding cloth top and updated V6 engine. The rear-wheel-drive LT2 convertible also receives a few new features for 2012, including a new rear spoiler. Other standard exterior features include composite halogen headlights, integrated foglights, power-adjustable side mirrors, dual stainless-steel exhaust tips and 18-inch painted-aluminum wheels. Under the hood, the updated 3.6-liter V6 engine now pumps out 323 hp, an increase of 11 hp over the previous year. Torque for the V6 tops out at 278 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm. The engine mates to either a 6-speed manual transmission with Hill Hold, which comes as standard equipment, or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission with GM's TapShift manual-shift feature. Fuel economy numbers check in at 17/28 mpg with the manual transmission and 18/29 with the automatic. Standard safety features include 6 airbags, as well as GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and daytime running lights.

Inside, the LT2 Convertible receives a redesigned instrument cluster and an updated steering wheel for 2012. Such features as leather upholstery, a heads-up display, a 4-gauge auxiliary instrument cluster and a 9-speaker, 245-watt Boston Acoustics audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio give the cabin an upscale feel. Sport Cloth upholstery comes standard, with 6-way power-adjustable seats in the front. Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, a driver information center with a compass, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, and power windows and door locks are among the other standard features. In addition, the standard OnStar package includes such features as turn-by-turn navigation, automatic crash response, crisis assist, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle assistance. Six airbags come standard, along with such safety features as the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and daytime running lights. Chevy also adds a Rear Vision Package, which includes a rear vision camera, rear park assist and a 7-inch touchscreen.

ZL1

Avg. Price: $47,376

You wanted the Z28. You were told you were going to get the Z28. You waited patiently. Instead, you got the ZL1. You won’t be disappointed. For those old enough to remember, the ZL1 was an optional all-aluminum 427-cubic-inch engine that 69 lucky racers enjoyed back in ’69. It was the most powerful engine ever stuffed into a Camaro at the time and resulted in the rarest Camaro of all time. With the other boys from Detroit already offering their own special-edition muscle, Chevrolet had to follow suit by stuffing a supercharged, intercooled version of the 6.2-liter LSA V8 into its own ponycar and naming the beast after that most sought-after Camaro in history – the ZL1.

But power isn’t all Chevy gave its new creation. The ZL1 gets upgrades all over, with a reinforced driveshaft and rear axle to handle the extra power, as well as a heavy-duty limited-slip differential to prevent power being converted directly into smoke. The newest version of GM’s Magnetic Ride Control stands as the LZ1’s suspension, and Chevy makes the dubious claim that it’s the fastest-reacting suspension in the world. Regardless, it’s a welcome upgrade over the stock Camaro setup. All this attention was spurred by Ford’s own efforts to improve the nimbleness of the Mustang, which earned the Blue Oval much praise in recent years. To that end, the LZ1 is getting new electric variable-ratio steering, an unproven system that makes many nervous. GM is confident it will surpass expectations, but we’re not ones to believe in promises or stories. Real road time will be needed to assuage fear. Brakes are proven, however, with 14.6-inch vented discs getting pinched by 6-piston Brembos up front and 14.4-inchers getting the bite from 4-piston Brembos out back. Cross-drilling would have been nice, but these will bring things to a halt with authority regardless. The ZL1 gets unique 20-inch forged aluminum alloys in staggered width as well, with Supercar F2 performance tires specially developed by Goodyear for the Camaro. The extra effort is appreciated, but say goodbye to rotating or extra options at the tire counter after you quickly wear through that first set of rears.

That should happen quickly. Even with the beefier limited-slip, 550 lb-ft of torque coming on at 3,800 rpm will rip through the rubber, and with its matching 550 horses showing up at 6,100 rpm, the 6.2-liter V8 should climb easily through the rev range. These are estimates from Chevrolet, but this engine is also being used in the Cadillac CTS-V, and there it has been SAE certified at 506 hp and 551 lb-ft at the same rpm marks. It uses a 1.9-liter Eaton Twin Vortices 4-lobe roots-type supercharger with a water-to-air intercooler. While the Mustang has switched to a DOHC design, the Camaro ZL1 retains a more traditional pushrod arrangement, which may actually attract some purists despite its antiquated layout. Power application was considered as well, with the Tremec TR-6060 6-speed manual the cog-swapper of choice here. Its uses a dual-mass flywheel and twin-disc clutch and gets shorter throws than the lower Camaros in the stable.

Obviously if you’re willing to pay the price for a top-tier trim, you’ll want your neighbors to know about it. A raised aluminum hood is an immediate giveaway, with its functional cutouts and carbon-fiber insert, and a redesigned front fascia with vertical foglights gets more carbon fiber in its splitter. The same approach follows around the ZL1, with wheel-well and rocker-panel skirts as well as a diffuser out back.

If this ostentatious display actually lures your neighbors over, take ‘em for a ride and impress them with heated leather/suede sport seats, a head-up display borrowed from the Corvette and a brand-new leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel that takes care of all those complaints Chevy got about the old tiller. You’ll also notice a new boost readout for the supercharger and alloy pedals, but if you want to dress things up a bit, you can add suede inserts for the dash, too.

The reports and test drives will start pouring in soon, but on paper the ZL1 looks to be the Cobra killer Chevy’s been looking for. Whether or not it’ll have the moves to be considered a true mongoose can’t be said, but at least it looks like it’ll live up to its mythical moniker.