Chevrolet Camaro muscles in to the UK

We don’t hide from the fact that we love Detroit muscle, so much so that there’s a Corvette on the fleet. Which is why we’re so excited that one of the greatest muscle cars around, both current and historically, is finally coming to the UK.

The Chevrolet Camaro will be arriving at dealerships by late spring, and will be available at £34,995 for the coupe version, or £39,995 for the soft-top Convertible.

For the money you’ll get an American icon powered by a 6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine that puts out 426bhp, generates 420 lb/ft of torque, gets to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds, seats four people and makes a rumble deeper and louder than a volcano.

All models come with a six-speed manual gearbox, but are available with a six-speed automatic transmission as a £1,500 option, and all have an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

Coincidentally, the Camaro is arriving on its 45th anniversary, so an extra £1,500 will get you the 45th Anniversary model, finished in striking Carbon Flash Black with bespoke red and silver anniversary stripes, dark silver 20-inch alloys, a unique 45th anniversary leather interior with red, white and blue stitching and a one-off white-backed instrument panel.

Company car drivers may wish to look away now. Average fuel economy is 20 mpg on the combined cycle, while CO2 emissions are measured at 329g/km. This is not a rival to the Volt…

Adventurous types thinking of importing a Camaro from the US personally should note that whilst the muscle car does start at just £14,800 in the states, the V8 model above costs considerably more. With the addition of shipping, fees, import duty and VAT, you won’t get any change out of £33,000. We feel the warranty on offer, and the ease of purchase, is worth the £2,000 premium.

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Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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