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Old 08-17-2011, 06:32 PM   #1
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Any LFX V6's out yet? (Updated with LFX pics)

Just wondering.

UPDATED WITH FIRST PICS BY MEMBER R6P

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Our LFX V6 powered convertible got dropped off just as I was leaving the shop this afternoon. I hung around just long enough to snap a couple of pictures.

The new cylinder head with integrated exhaust manifold...



The new E39 engine control module (not good news for us Bosch controled LLT guys hoping for tuning alternatives)



A new 8 wire MAF/Air temp sensor



And (sorry for the poor picture) of a new plastic intake plenum








For those not familiar, here's info on the new LFX V6:

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Camaro’s new 3.6L direct injection V-6 – the LFX engine – goes into production this summer. It delivers an SAE-certified 323 horsepower (241 kW) at 6,800 rpm – an increase of 11 horsepower (8 kW) over the 2011 engine, with no compromise in fuel economy.

The LFX delivers the most standard power in the regular sports car segment. It is also 20.5 pounds (9.3 kg) lighter than its predecessor, which promotes a more balanced driving experience. EPA-estimated highway fuel economy for the ’12 Camaro is 30 mpg (2LS model).

Compared to the 3.6L V-6 in 2011 models, the new LFX engine features:

  • New cylinder head design with integrated exhaust manifold
  • Improved intake port design and larger intake valves within the cylinder heads
  • Longer-duration intake camshafts
  • Composite intake manifold
  • New fuel pump and isolated fuel rail
  • New, optimized-flow fuel injectors
  • Structural front cover and cylinder block enhancements
  • Stronger and lighter-weight connecting rods
  • Camshaft cap and throttle body design enhancements.

Direct injection is the key technology enabling the engine’s combination of power and efficiency. It optimizes fuel delivery to the combustion chamber by introducing fuel closer to the combustion chamber. The result is better efficiency in the combustion process leading to increased fuel efficiency at part and full throttle. It also uses a new fuel pump for the direct injection system, along with a new, isolated fuel rail. The new fuel pump is quieter, while the isolated fuel rail further reduces fuel system noise.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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now that you mention it...it seems like everyone in our tpw thread have ordered ss's..hhmmm
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:39 PM   #3
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now that you mention it...it seems like everyone in our tpw thread have ordered ss's..hhmmm
Exactly where I'm going with this thread...
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:44 PM   #4
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My shop has a LFX V6 Convertible built & sitting at the railyard, due any day now.
I can post pictures when it arrives.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:03 PM   #5
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My shop has a LFX V6 Convertible built & sitting at the railyard, due any day now.
I can post pictures when it arrives.
Please do so.

I have yet to see any on this forum.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:28 PM   #6
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i want a review!
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:31 PM   #7
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stupid ?, but what is a LFX?
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:34 PM   #8
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LFX is the new engine in the 2012 V6 Camaros 323HP / 278 TQ

Yeah the only LFX review I've read so far is this...and it was about the new Cadillac SRX with the LFX engine http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...&highlight=LFX
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:36 PM   #9
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I'm curious as well where the hell are they
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Can't be long now until the reviews start pouring in.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:38 PM   #11
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Didn't the one guy on this forum who had a test fleet camaro have the LFX V6 engine in it? That was a couple of months ago.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:39 PM   #12
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LFX is the new engine in the 2012 V6 Camaros 322HP / 278 TQ

Yeah the only LFX review I've read so far is this...and it was about the new Cadillac SRX with the LFX engine http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...&highlight=LFX
thanx, can't always keep up on all the new things coming out on the 12's
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Good question i was wondering the same thing.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:21 PM   #14
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So far I've only personally seen CTS Coupes and the SRX(driven) with it.
I would fully expect that we will see Camaros within the week with the LFX.
The Camaro is too important to GM to not have the Camaro get it ASAP.
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So far I've only personally seen CTS Coupes and the SRX(driven) with it.
The CTS is built in Lansing, Michigan and the SRX in Ramos Arizipe, Mexico so they can sure as heck deliver the LFX motors to Oshawa.
I would fully expect that we will see Camaros within the week with the LFX.
The Camaro is too important to GM to not have the Camaro get it ASAP.
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My shop has a LFX V6 Convertible built & sitting at the railyard, due any day now.
I can post pictures when it arrives.
Please do. x2
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:22 PM   #17
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I've been wondering this myself for the past couple days now.. Wanting to see what kind of improvements the new HP bump gives on the 1/4 mile times, even if slight. Not expecting too much of course, just a little something something. I'm guessing we'll see some breaking into the high 13's, at least low 14's in stock form. Will be interesting to see at least what GM has in store for those opting for the v6.
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I'm buying a 2012V6...Dealer says the car should be in within a few weeks. I will post pics as soon as my black beauty is in hand=)
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only thing he missed is the LFX but gives you a look at the LFX and the sound at idle
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only thing he missed is the LFX but gives you a look at the LFX and the sound at idle
Very nice!

I like how they made the switch from buttons to actual flaps for the tapshift. One thing I did hear him mention was the old 312hp rating instead of the new 323hp rating, but just nitpicking I suppose. Beautiful car, can't wait till I can stop dreaming about getting one and actually get one. Nice find again.
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keep it up chevy, keep making more changes so my 2010 will keep getting better value/rare in the future.
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My 2012 2LT RS Black Black Inferno LFX arrives Monday. I'll keep you posted.
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Very nice!

I like how they made the switch from buttons to actual flaps for the tapshift. One thing I did hear him mention was the old 312hp rating instead of the new 323hp rating, but just nitpicking I suppose. Beautiful car, can't wait till I can stop dreaming about getting one and actually get one. Nice find again.
That's because the "323" isn't confirmed or SAE certified...
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