UK-Spec Chevy Camaro Pricing Announced


With fuel prices sky-high, more and more electric and hybrid cars heading to dealers, and ever-increasing pressure on car makers to bring down their CO2 outputs, General Motors clearly has its finger on the pulse, announcing the official introduction of, er, the 6.2-litre V8 Chevrolet Camaro to the UK market. Brilliant.

The fully type-approved, euro-spec Camaros, will be in showrooms from early 2012, and Chevy has today announced that its beefy coupe will be available from £34,995, with the convertible version costing £39,995.

All UK cars will be the top-spec model, which means (as well 426bhp) 20-inch alloy wheels, Brembo performance brakes, full leather upholstery with a six-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, a Boston Acoustics nine-speaker audio system, Bluetooth and rear parking sensors (which, given its size, you might find useful).

Options will include a choice of ‘premium’ paint colours, bonnet stripes, interior trim accents, a sunroof, polished alloy wheels and automatic transmission.

The only fly in the ointment is that there’s no right-hand drive. But when it looks this good, do you really care? Especially when the VXR8 costs near-enough £50k...

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  • Reardy Mister 05 Jul 2011

    5 USA said:
    If you're tempted to a convertible, check out this comparison of Camaro and Mustang,

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/comparison/2011-...

    They found it a very close run thing! Loads of power from the latest Mustang and a bit too much weight in the Camaro's convertible conversion.
    Typical Road & Track. They refer to the handling short-comings of the 'Stang as "period correct". hehe

  • 5 USA 05 Jul 2011

    If you're tempted to a convertible, check out this comparison of Camaro and Mustang,

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/comparison/2011-...

    They found it a very close run thing! Loads of power from the latest Mustang and a bit too much weight in the Camaro's convertible conversion.


  • Yertis 05 Jul 2011

    V88Dicky said:
    Look, let's put this MPG issue to bed, shall we?

    It just so happens I drove my Monaro into work this morning, weather being nice and all, and, door to door, the MPG was 29.7, not bad for cold start-up etc.

    Now, granted, my commute is mostly 27 miles of reasonably quiet DC with the cruise set to 70mph, and if I was 'enjoying' a cross-country blast, it would be an entirely different kettle of fish.

    So, in summary, yes you can get sensible (for the size of the engine) mpg out of a big V8, it just depends on the type of journey you want to do.

    To put it into perspective, the BEST I ever saw out of my old Subaru, was 31 mpg! And from a 'tiny' 2.0 4pot too! hehe
    clap

    My Monaro is an everyday car - fuel consumption is not a big issue, it's a shade under 30mpg on any long run and a shade under 20mpg if I pootle about town. So about the same as, or better than, any other biggish GT with a decent turn of performance.

  • johnnyboy225 05 Jul 2011

    johnnyboy225 said:
    Budget (rent-a-car) had a 'deal' in May 2011 (closed now I think) meaning I was able to rent a Camaro in Ohio at half the rental price... there was me thinking I'd be getting a tame V6, delighted when it turned out to be the V8 SS version... looked absolutely awesome in White... nice rumble... visibility is a bit of a problem... but over the two weeks I grew to really enjoy driving it...

    John
    Here's a pic of the one I hired...


  • V88Dicky 04 Jul 2011

    Look, let's put this MPG issue to bed, shall we?

    It just so happens I drove my Monaro into work this morning, weather being nice and all, and, door to door, the MPG was 29.7, not bad for cold start-up etc.

    Now, granted, my commute is mostly 27 miles of reasonably quiet DC with the cruise set to 70mph, and if I was 'enjoying' a cross-country blast, it would be an entirely different kettle of fish.

    So, in summary, yes you can get sensible (for the size of the engine) mpg out of a big V8, it just depends on the type of journey you want to do.

    To put it into perspective, the BEST I ever saw out of my old Subaru, was 31 mpg! And from a 'tiny' 2.0 4pot too! hehe

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