Aside from looking good, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro boasts a load of engineering feats that help it achieve a great combination of power and fuel efficiency. Rated at 323 horsepower, and as high as 30 miles per gallon on the highway, the engineering in its 3.6L direct injected LFX engine is nothing to look over. And GM is willing to share just how the 2012 Camaro V6 sees an 11 horsepower jump over least years model.
Like people, engines perform better when they can breathe better. With that in mind, engineers improved the engine’s airflow by seven percent through hours of simulation and bench testing. From that minor tweak, engineers saw an improvement of 11 horses, with a 10 percent improvement in exhaust flow. Couple that with 13 extra pounds of lost weight thanks to integrating the exhaust manifolds to the aluminum cylinder head, and the LFX engine is one fine piece of engine.