Who has one of the most powerful engines in a muscle car today? Chevrolet's Camaro. Its 312 horsepower V6 is actually the most intense powerplant among Detroit's three V6 sports cars. But the folks at General Motors aren't satisfied.
According to Camaro experts over at the site Camaro5.com, GM's new V6 engine, codenamed LFX, is scheduled to be put into production, and into the chassis of 2012 Camaro vehicles, next year.
There are not any specific details available at this time. One thing confirmed is the direct-injection, variable valve timing contained within, and something else Chevrolet's calling "E85 MAX." One can guess it allows the engine to run on higher octane fuel, which can result in improved performance.
We have seen the LF name before, both as LF1 and LFW powertrains used in Cadillac's CTS, SRX and the Chevrolet Equinox. Those engines have been 3.0-liters with 265 - 270 horsepower and 222 to 223 pound-feet of torque. It seems unlikely that GM will use these with Camaro, as it would mean a massive decrease in power. There is a chance GM might go after good fuel economy, but that seems unlikely as well.
Camaro5 believes the 2012 Camaro V6 will produce anywhere from 325 to 330 horsepower. Also for 2012, Chevrolet will add E85 capability to the Camaro.
The website also mentions the possibility of a 45th Anniversary Package, including premium suspension for V8 models, and new badges.
Test drive the current run of Camaro vehicles today at Holm Automotive Center - 2005 N Buckeye - Abilene, Kansas 67410.
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