Revised Camaro coupé and convertible make world debuts; both will be powered by a 6.2-litre V8 and cost from £35,320
10 September 2013

The new Chevrolet Camaro coupé and convertible has been shown for the first time at the Frankfurt motor show today.

Power comes from the existing 6.2-litre V8 engine – putting out 426bhp at 5900rm and 419lb ft of torque at 4600rpm. Either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission can be chosen.

In manual form, the Camaro will accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.2sec, with the convertible reaching the same speed just 0.2 seconds later.

Revised aerodynamics are said to provide more efficient cooling and stability at high speeds. Chevrolet has added a wider, lower grille, while the functional bonnet vent helps reduce heat and aerodynamic lift. A ‘sculptural’ deck lid, horizontal lamps and a diffuser complete the new design.

Inside, the Camaro boasts a new colour heads-up display and the new Chevrolet MyLink connected radio located in the centre stack; the radio being built around a seven-inch touch screen.

The manufacturer is claiming the latest Camaro represents the most significant redesign since the introduction of the fifth-generation model in 2006.

The new Chevrolet Camaro will cost from £35,320 for the coupé and £40,320 for the convertible when it goes on sale at the end of this year. 

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Aaron Smith

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22 August 2013

Still say that if the Yanks want to sell globally, their going to have too build them in RHD!, i don't care what people say that you adapt when driving a lefty in a RHD Country,if we wanted to sell more European cars to Uncle Sam, would we have to engineer them for LHD.....?

Peter Cavellini.

23 August 2013

Peter Cavellini wrote:

Still say that if the Yanks want to sell globally, their going to have too build them in RHD!, i don't care what people say that you adapt when driving a lefty in a RHD Country,if we wanted to sell more European cars to Uncle Sam, would we have to engineer them for LHD.....?

It simple economics - the Americans do sell globally but the majority of markets in the world are not RHD. Just like when people complain that car manufacturers dont build cars suitable for British roads - i seriously doubt they underpin their entire engineering strategy on the blip on the landscape that is the UK and its derisory road system.

22 August 2013

Are those brake disks or milk bottle tops, I can see through the wheels?

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

22 August 2013

Nxt to the new Corvette..........?,yep, looks like a ragtop version of a Chevrolet Sedan!

Peter Cavellini.

22 August 2013

FFS, can someone tell those warmongers that it's no longer 1965.

A34

22 August 2013

... but remember to buy squashable luggage bags [boot/trunk aperture is tiny], and better get a haircut [I'm 6' and developed a cricked neck in the hardtop version].

TBC

23 August 2013

So why no LT1 engine?

23 August 2013

Pray enlighten us as to how exactly this car is 1965?  Or is it just your viiew of the US car industry that's 1965?

Try to think of it as an E63 AMG for less than half the price which for all practical purposes is rather more than half as good.

23 August 2013

Sorry chaps but I would have this over a bmw 3 series. Had one as a rental in america - its cheap fun. Would get the coupe rather than the convertable but for the price the performance etc its a bit of a bargain.

Why follow the herd - plus this engine is pretty bulletproof, yes interior not great but I drive a car not touch the dash.

23 August 2013

That is all it is and fair bang for the buck.Horrible quality and handling and WAAY behind 0-60 when an A45 AMG does 4.1. E63???. S 4Matic is a 4 door and does 0-60 in 3.5 !! Where does that comparo come from ??

Madmac

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