• Jan 13th 2011 at 2:25PM
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2012 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

According to a report from Camaro5.com, Chevrolet has told its dealer body that the long-anticipated Camaro Z28 will begin production on 1/1/2012. This high-output version of the Camaro will be sold as a 2012 model and will come from the factory with a 6.2-liter supercharged engine (we'd guess something in line with the excellent LSA mill fitted to the 556-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V).

Naturally, some massive rubber will be required to put all those ponies to the pavement, and we're told to expect 285s up front and steamrolling 330s out back. Exterior styling will reportedly include some hood slats in addition to the expected power bulge to clear the force-fed engine, and the interior is expected to see minor updates as well.

Now that the Detroit Auto Show has officially come and gone with nary a Camaro Z28 in sight, our attention turns to Chicago in February and then New York in April. Stay tuned, we sense an unveiling in the near future.



[Source: Camaro5.com]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Those pictures and 2012??? That was news and why?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was reading Motor Trend recently, did you guys know that V6 Hyundai Genesis beat Camaro, Mustang and Challenger in almost every performance category. Judging by the way Autoblog covers Camaro and Mustang, you’d think they are superior to Genesis.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Too late to break your lease on the Genesis, eh, Sea Urchin? :(
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ poopoohead100 how can a car that has less HP, weights more and has that rear suspension issue win?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Motor Trend say that regular V6 Mustang loses to regular V6 Genesis, 0-60 Mustang is 6.2, Camaro is 6.1 and Genesis is 5.8. As you said Genesis is lightest of the 4 pony car lineup and has the most HP 306. Camaro does have 312 but I believe they are using some kind of technicality to get from 304 to 312.

        Not hating on Mustang or anything, just pointing out that of the 4 Genesis is the real performer.

        • 4 Years Ago
        That was the V-6 versions and the Genesis is a much lighter car. If you read Car and Driver's Lightening Lap, the V-6 stang beat the Genesis by a couple of seconds.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The V6 Mustang with manual and track back is 5.4 0-60.

        http://www.caranddriver.com/features/10q4/lightning_lap_2011-feature/lightning_lap_2011_3a_ll1_class_page_2

        The Mustang V6 handily outperformed the V6 Genesis.

        "Despite having more horsepower, a lower curb weight, and no asinine top-speed governor, the Genesis 3.8 R-Spec couldn’t beat the V-6–powered Mustang, falling 1.3 seconds behind with a lap time of 3:13.8. "
        • 4 Years Ago
        The V6 Camaro HP did not go from 304 to 312 on a "technicality" - they simply used the 304 figure from the CTS application. When certified in the Camaro, the number was 312.
        • 4 Years Ago
        the v6 mustang was also hitting its 114mph limiter going around vir and still won
        • 4 Years Ago
        BOOM ROASTED!
      • 4 Years Ago
      They're taking too long.
        • 4 Years Ago
        True. Lets just hope it's time well spent...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Gotta wonder why this has taken so long. Using an engine available since 2009 and massaging the suspension doesn't seem like too big a project.

        My guess is GM would rather sell Corvettes or CTS-V coupes and keep the Camaro positioned where it is....
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought they were going to put the Z-28 on the Alpha platform (same one the ATS will use.)

      If/when that happens (and we get some interior upgrades) the pony wars will go nuclear.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now what did you think it was going to look like? Okay GM, want to really blow everyone out of the water? How about building retro Vettes to look like the '67.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whoa its gonna have 330s in the back. Thats crazy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The the world will be over by then.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, it won't. That's the END of 2012, not the beginning.
      • 4 Years Ago
      One cannot go wrong with either the GT500 or this type of Camaro. Seriously, it does not matter which V8 pony one picks up, from the 5.0, to the SS to the Challenger, they are all pretty hot in my book...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bah... They will use the hype to sell it for 65k
        • 4 Years Ago
        I thought that was the point...
      • 4 Years Ago
      1/1/2012 falls on a Sunday...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Chevy must feel confident, it's already wearing the checkered flag.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Viva la V8.
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