Chevrolet has developed a limited-edition 2012 Camaro – dubbed the 2012 Camaro Honor and Valor model -- that could only be sold to active members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, and National Guard. Chevrolet wanted to create something special to mark the celebration of National Military Appreciation Month.
The new package is based on a stock 2012 Camaro S, which received several tweaks, such as a painted body kit, white side stripes, black leather seating, a so-called “Honor” badge, and a grille insert and surround that’s comparable to what this year’s Indy 500 pace car had used.
Camaro Honor and Valor models are offered in red, white, and black colors. Only 99 units of this limited edition model will be built. If you’re interested, you can go to www.gmmilitarydiscount.com to order. Aside from these specialized Camaros, GM is also extending its military discount through the end of May.
The discounts, which range from $500 to $4000, are available only to spouses of both active and reserve members, as well as retirees. In addition, if you order, buy, or lease a Chevrolet this month, you will get a set of Honor badges (similar to what’s seen on the limited edition Camaro). Furthermore, GM will donate $100 for every transaction to Cell Phones for Soldiers, which is a group that gives mobile phones to soldiers assigned overseas for free calls home.
In terms of design, the Chevrolet Camaro is quite similar to the original concept that was presented. This model’s design clearly recognizes the legacy of the first-generation Camaro, the one manufactured between 1967 and up to 1969. With a wheelbase that measures 112.3 inches (2,852 mm), it is clear that this two-door coupe continues to carry the classic proportions. When it comes to length, this sports coupe measures 190.4 inches (4,836 mm) with width at 75.5 inches (1,918 mm) and height measured at 54.2 inches (1,376 mm).
With both the short deck and its long hood being pushed to the corners of its rather muscular fenders, it gets a 67-degree rake shape windshield which greatly helps with the aerodynamic performance. The V-6 versions for instance have a coefficient of drag at 0.37 while the SS models with its V-8 engines have Cd at 0.35, considering they are a bit sleeker. While designing the Chevrolet Camaro, extra attention was given to the openings of its wheel arches.
The design made sure to focus on ensuring that whatever wheel was equipped, be it the standard 18-inch ones or the optional 19-inch version or 20-inch type, the relationship between the fender’s bottom and the top of the tire would be the same across all the models. In addition, all of the models will have on its nose the classic “V” design them.
When coupled with the 2.5-inch (63.5 mm) power dome placed in the aluminum hood, this reminds one of the high-performance Chevrolet Camaro. For the SS variant, the lower air intake has been larger while on the upper front of its fascia a simulated air intake has been placed. For the top meanwhile, it is clear that it has been inspired by the Corvette. However by having across the roof the sculpted twin cockpits, it gives it that unique Chevrolet presence.
Viewed from the outside, it gives off that hardtop coupe appearance as the B-pillar was designed to be invisible to the eye. However, the B-pillar was also aimed to help increase the car’s structural rigidity. There is also the one-piece body stamping which serves two purposes. First it gives the side a cleaner appearance since there are no plastic appliqués, gaps, or even seams. The second is that it helps ensure that the manufacturing process results in quality. On the front of its rear quarter panel are the “Gills”, which is in fact another styling cue from the Chevrolet Camaro.
Ten colors for the exterior will be made available. These include Black, Rally Yellow, Silver Ice Metallic, and Victory Red. Also offered will be Aqua Blue Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Inferno Orange Metallic, and White. As an option, customers can also choose Red Jewel Tintcoat. For the LT and the SS variants, the RS appearance package will be offered. This package includes taillamps, the 20-inch wheels that come with a Midnight Silver finish, and the HID headlamps that have halo rings integrated to it. Specific to the LT version is the inclusion of a rear spoiler.