Prices have been announced for the Chevrolet Camaro, ahead of arriving in showrooms in late spring.

The prices for the Chevrolet Camaro have been announced. The Camaro coupe will be priced at £34,995, while the Camaro convertible will cost £39,995.

Chevrolet will offer a limited-edition ‘45th Anniversary’ model, available in carbon black paint with bespoke graphics. Other standard-fit equipment includes dark silver 20-inch alloy wheels, unique leather interior and instrumentation.

All models in the Camaro range are supplied with a six-speed manual gearbox, but are available with six-speed automatic transmission as a £1,500 option. GM’s StabiliTrak electronic stability programme and traction control are fitted as standard.

Both the coupe and convertible use large 355/365mm ventilated discs and four-pot aluminium Brembo calipers. The model uses multi-link front suspension with a double ball joint configuration and 4.5-link independent rear suspension at the rear.

Power comes from a 6.2-litre V8, developing 426bhp with acceleration between 5.2secs and 5.6secs, depending on transmission and bodystyle. All models are limited to 155mph.

The order books are open now, and the first cars are expected to arrive at dealerships in late spring.

Our Verdict

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The Camaro is a brawny muscle car in the truest sense; a two-door coupe that's equipped with a 6.2-litre V8

It’s now on sale officially in the UK, so would you want to buy one?

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14 February 2012

Great price but like the Monaro / VXR8 that GM have bought in before, it will probably suffer crippling depreciation. It won't help that it is left hand drive only.

Like the afore mentioned Vauxhall products though, this car is a desirable piece of kit so it won't stop people buying them, even if it isn't in significant numbers.

My only worry would be the servicing. Would you be happy in letting your average Chevy dealer in the UK loose with this?

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

14 February 2012

"Power comes from a 6.2-litre V8," I think it'll need a new car tax bracket of it's own.

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

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14 February 2012

Shame you can't get it in right hand drive. I think that'll put a lot of people off. Still, a lot of engine for your money! Tax and fuel costs would be very worrying though!

14 February 2012

As professor Farnsworth would say, "Oh my!"

Not relevant in the UK really, but it doesn't stop it being desirable.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

14 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]

Great price but like the Monaro / VXR8 that GM have bought in before, it will probably suffer crippling depreciation. It won't help that it is left hand drive only.

Like the afore mentioned Vauxhall products though, this car is a desirable piece of kit so it won't stop people buying them, even if it isn't in significant numbers.

My only worry would be the servicing. Would you be happy in letting your average Chevy dealer in the UK loose with this?

[/quote]

As usual, we pay in £ what the Americans pay in $... Actually depreciation may be better than you think - because it's LHD there's a ready market in Europe (that certainly applies to Corvettes)....whereas the Monaro/VXR8 was of no interest outside the UK due to being RHD.

Servicing is a doddle - all you need to do is change the oil every year, then change the plugs every 100K miles!

14 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]My only worry would be the servicing. Would you be happy in letting your average Chevy dealer in the UK loose with this?[/quote]

Why not? There's nothing remotely complicated about the required tasks.

14 February 2012

Well priced i think the tax, right hand drive and the fact it will most likely do 150 miles to tank of fuel will put alot of people off.

14 February 2012

[quote GaryW]As usual, we pay in £ what the Americans pay in $[/quote]

Its not quite that simple. The UK price includes VAT, delivery to the dealer, road tax, registration charges etc but in the US you normally have to add all those to the retail price. There also the cost of shipping to the UK and import duty and changes to the car to make it legal over here, all that the american market doesnt have to pay for.

14 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]

Great price but like the Monaro / VXR8 that GM have bought in before, it will probably suffer crippling depreciation. It won't help that it is left hand drive only.

Like the afore mentioned Vauxhall products though, this car is a desirable piece of kit so it won't stop people buying them, even if it isn't in significant numbers.

My only worry would be the servicing. Would you be happy in letting your average Chevy dealer in the UK loose with this

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I agree the price is good, and big discounts are available too taking the coupe down to about £31k.

I am not sure about the depreciation comments though. Limited supply should help. Monaros really didnt do badly. Mine cost £25k 6 years ago and has lost less than most cars that cost that.

I think you have a point about servicing, most Chevy dealers will never see one. Personally i have always had mine done by my trusted local mechanic, and its actually very cheap because they are such simple things.

Road tax is a big issue. Most will be second/third cars so £460 a year is quite a price of a spare car. My Monaro is old enough to be kept in band K so it isnt too bad.

As for the comments on fuel, they really are much better than people assume. I almost never see less than 20 from a tank, and more than 30 is easy on the motorway. These wont be any different. I know a diesel Polo will go further on a gallon, but thats not the point is it.

Ultimately if you like the image and can live with left hand drive one of these would be very appealing. But they wont sell many, shame its not RHD

14 February 2012

[quote artill]shame its not RHD[/quote] has this been confirmed for sure now? - last year RHD was back on the cards (seeing as how its based on a RHD car anyway)

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