The 2011 model year Chevrolet Camaro has been independently certified to have an extra 8 horses over its predecessor under the hood.

Chevrolet has announced the availability of 8 extra horses for the 2011 MY Camaro modern muscle car. The horsepower rating in the 3.6-litre V6 engine has now been re-certified for 312 hp (233 kW / 316 PS) at 6,500rpm and 278 lb-ft (377Nm) of torque at 5,100rpm, both independently verified by a third party.

"We are pleased with Camaro's success in the market during its first year of production," said Jim Campbell, US Vice President, Chevrolet Marketing. "The 2010 model year has been a banner year for us, and we plan to build on this momentum."

"The 304 horsepower in the 2010 Camaro was actually a conservative rating on our end," said Tom Sutter, GM V-6 chief engineer. "But we knew already that this award-winning engine produced at least the amount of power we stated, but now we've gone the extra step in certifying the engine for this application and have verified an additional 8 horsepower."

In addition, the 2011 Camaro will offer Head-Up Display, becoming only the second Chevrolet after the Corvette to get it. The HUD can display information such as the car's speed, outside air temperature, phone information, the tachometer and a gear shift indicator if specified.

Gallery: 2011 Chevrolet Camaro V6 Gets 312 hp

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