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If you're looking for a high-performance machine that offers the best dollar-to-horsepower ratio in the business, check out the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. In SS form, it outmuscles most exotics costing tw
If there is a sacrifice to be made for the Camaro's modest sticker price, it resides in the car's cockpit. If hard surfaces and cheap plastics are a deal breaker, you might want to check out the Ford
We were given the opportunity to spend equal time in every Camaro trim, from the V6-powered LS to the 426-horsepower SS with the 6-speed manual transmission (our preferred choice as, due to the Active Fuel Management system, the automatic SS has 26 less horsepower). Admittedly, we enjoyed all the cars, but spent the lion's share of our time testing the SS. With its ever-present torque and seemingly endless horsepower reserves it's easy to make the SS go fast. Aided by GM's electronic launch control our Camaro SS was able to tackle the 0-60-mph
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By Randy (VA) on Saturday, June 15, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fun fun fun Loves the curves with new toyo tires."
Cons: "Six spd shifter loose replaced with Hurst"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Great car alot of power from a six New exaust and air cleaner 287 HP at the rr wheels Chassis is very stiff with no noticable flex On ramps are a blast Car has great road feel and very netral steering pwr boost is not overdone Can actually feel what the tires are doing Mild over steer under power or 60% braking effort More fun in the mountains than my 69 Z28 but not a straight line car 25 MPG the way I drive Comfy seats and plenty of room Im 6'4"& 200 lb Chevy got it right My friend has 2010 Mustang and hes jealous I can take him anywhere"
By SkyGunner (AL) on Saturday, June 15, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,112overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "For a car of world class capabilities,great price."
Cons: "Having to sleep, cant drive then."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I came to manhood in the late 60's and I owned quite a few muscle cars made in that era. I thought, for yrs. afterward, that was the fastest factory made cars that would ever be made. W R O N G!!!! I now own a 2012 Camaro ZL1 and even though it weighs a little over four thousand lbs. CHEVROLET definitely made up for it. This car would have embarrassed the muscle cars of that time. It's rated at 580hp and 560ft.lbs.of torque and I believe Chevy still rates their cars VERY conservatively in their claimed ratings. I have yet to be beaten in the quarter-mile or low-end. This includes all the "muscle cars" of today except the Z06 Vette( and I'm withholding judgement,haven't run one yet). The Dodge Charger, and Challenger, all Mustangs, yes including two 2012 Shelbys, and the regular Corvette. My ZL1 has five different performance settings, with launch control, and one setting for rain( that really works). It also has a tour setting and, to me, rides as good as most family cars, if not better. When you go around a curve it's as if you're on rails. The sports bucket seats are nearly in a class with Recaro seats. All in all I would say this is the fastest, most controllable car I have ever owned and for this class of cars, the most comfortable. In one of the performance modes I can get 22mpg. I would buy another ZL1 with no hesitation if I get another car."
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