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By Drew Johnson

Following Dodge’s lead to take on the British, Chevrolet has announced that it will begin UK sales of its Camaro muscle car in early 2011. Appropriately, Chevrolet made the announcement earlier today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

On sale in the United States since spring 2009, the Camaro will arrive in UK Chevy dealers sometime during the first half of 2009. The Camaro has proven to be a smash success for Chevrolet thus far, with over 200,000 units sold.

Although several variants of the Camaro are available in the U.S. – including a base model with a 304 (soon-to-be-312) horsepower V6 engine – UK buyers will only have access to the range-topping SS trim. No other details were given, but Chevy did say the Camaro would feature 426 horsepower, indicating only a six-speed manual will be offered. The SS model equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission only produces 400 horsepower.

No pricing information was given, but expect a hefty premium over the Camaro SS’ U.S. starting MSRP of about $32,000.



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Chevrolet confirms RHD Camaro for UK - debut at Goodwood FOS 2010

2011 Chevrolet Camaro for UK market 01.07.2010

By Zack Newmark

July 1, 2010 7:00 am

Filed Under: American, Chevrolet

American automaker Chevrolet is using the Goodwood Festival of Speed as the location for the debut of the right-hand drive Chevrolet Camaro. The musclecar redux will hit the UK market at some point in the first six months of 2011.

The car will be shown off to the Goodwood crowd with the 426-horsepower (318 kW / 432 PS) 6.2-liter V8 LS3 engine, also seen on the US-spec car, which delivers up to 420 ft-lb (569 Nm) of torque. UK customers will not have access to the 400-horsepower 6.2-liter L99 V8 that comes with Active Fuel Management, allowing it to use only four of eight cylinders to save petrol.

Presumably, the engine will be mated to the same Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission available in the U.S. This allowed the car to hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, though Chevy would only confirm that the U.K. spec car will have a sub-five second 0-60mph sprint, and an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph.

Chevy is bringing a Transformers-themed version to Goodwood, in Bumblebee kit, with Autobot badging. Final specs and pricing will be launched closer to the UK Camaro's launch next year.



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