Chevrolet Camaro now available for order in the U.K.

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 17, 2012

Fans of the Chevrolet Camaro in UK could now order the modern version of one of the most iconic cars of all time. The Coupe has a price tag of £34,995 while the soft-top Convertible model is priced at £39,995. The new Camaro has all the characteristics that had made the original muscle cars very successful. It offers excellent performance, amazing looks, and outstanding value for money.

Aside from the standard models, Chevrolet is also offering the 2012 45th anniversary Camaro for a limited period.

This model has a stunning Carbon Flash Black finish with bespoke red and silver anniversary stripes, dark silver 20-inch alloys, distinctive 45th anniversary leather interior with red, white and blue stitching and a one-off white-backed instrument panel. The Coupe costs £36,495 while the Convertible has a £41,495 price tag.

All of these models have a six-speed manual gearbox but customers may opt for a six-speed automatic transmission for £1,500 more. It is powered by a 6.2-litre V8 engine, which delivers 432PS (405PS auto), enabling the vehicle to accelerate from zero to 62mph between 5.2 seconds (manual Coupe) and 5.6 seconds (auto Convertible). All Camaros feature an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

“It’s with great delight that we welcome the Camaro to the Chevrolet UK product range,” said Mark Terry, Chevrolet UK Managing Director. “In the last two years we’ve replaced every model in our range with something new, and the Camaro’s DNA has been present in each and every one of them. Chevrolet cars are affordable, accessible, great to drive and full of character - none more so than our new halo model.”

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro has a very close resemblance to the first-generation Camaro – making it look like a very modern interpretation of the original version. For the 2010 model year, the Camaro still comes with classic proportions as evidenced by its length of 190.4 inches (4,836 mm), width of 75.5 inches (1,918 mm) and height of 54.2 inches (1,376 mm).

2010 Camaro sits on a wheelbase measuring 112.3 inches (2,852 mm). It features a long hood and a short deck – both pushed to the corners of the fender forms. V6 versions of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro boast of a coefficient of drag of 0.37 Cd while V8 models come with a 0.35 Cd – both thanks to their 67-degree rake windshield. Chevrolet paid special focus on the Camaro’s wheel arch openings, making sure of its consistent relationship between the fender and the tire, regardless of the wheel size chosen.

All Camaro models come with the classic "V" design motif in the nose as well as a 2.5-inch (63.5 mm) power dome on its aluminum hood. SS models of the Camaro feature a simulated air intake in the upper front fascia with a larger lower air intake. The 2010 Camaro also borrowed some design cues from the Corvette as it dons twin cockpits across the roof.

Interestingly, the Camaro’s B-pillar -- designed to provide higher levels of structural rigidity -- seems invisible when viewed from outside, making it look like a hardtop coupe. The B-pillar is designed to provide increased structural rigidity to the car. Chevrolet ensured quality during the manufacturing process by employing a one-piece body stamping, which in turns lends the Camaro a cleaner side appearance without any gaps, seams or appliqués. Of course, the 2010 Camaro features "gills" located in the front of the rear quarter panel.

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