A Brief History of the 5th Generation Chevrolet Camaro from GM.
After GM canceled the F-body project in 2002 it would not be until 2009 as a 2010 model that the all new camaro would be released. In 2007, the Camaro concept helpped to increase the demand for the new camaro by staring as "Bumblebee" of the movie Transformers.
The 5th Generation Camaro went into production in the 4th quarter of 2008 and was available as a 2010 model in the first quarter of 2009. The production Camaro is very close to the concept from which it has been borne only a few changes are present most notibly a taller roof line and different rear bumper.
Based on the 2006 Camaro Concept and 2007 Camaro Convertible Concept, production of the fifth-generation Camaro was approved on 10 August 2006 and is now produced at the Oshawa Car Assembly in Canada. This was also where the previous 4th gen was produced prior to being canceled in 2002.
Production of the coupé began on March 16, 2009, in LS, LT, and SS trim levels. LS and LT models are powered by a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 producing 312 hp for the 2010 & 2011 model mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with manual shift. The SS is powered by the 6.2 L (376 cu in) LS3 V8 producing 426 hp (318 kW) and is paired with a 6-speed manual. The automatic SS gets the L99 V8 with 400 hp (300 kW). The RS appearance package is available on both the LT and SS and features 20-inch wheels with a darker gray tone, halo rings around xenon headlamps, a unique spoiler, and red RS or SS badges.
On April 1, 2010, the Camaro was named the World Car Design of the Year at the World Car of the Year Awards.
In late January 2011, the production of 2011 Camaro Convertibles started. Convertibles had the same options as the coupé (engines, RS, SS, etc.). The Camaro Convertible features an aluminium brace over the engine assembly, and under the transmission.
The 2012 model year marks the 45th anniversary of the Camaro and an edition is offered in a "Carbon Flash" color only. The V6 is updated to a 3.6 L "LFX" engine producing 323 horsepower. The SS model received an upgrade to the suspension system. All models receive the RS spoiler and taillight details, wheel-mounted volume and radio controls, and Bluetooth connectivity controls as standard. Chevrolet announced the new 2012 ZL1 Camaro will have a 6.2L LSA supercharged V8 and will produce 580 hp (430 kW). The LSA motor is the same used in the Cadillac CTS-V and makes it the fastest production Camaro ever produced. Some other features include 2-stage exhaust, addition of suede seats, steering wheel and shift knob, and ZL1-exclusive 20" aluminium wheels. New for 2013 is the new ZL1 Convertible with 580 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque from its supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V-8.