America’s favorite modern muscle car, the Chevrolet Camaro, has made the trip across the Atlantic and has arrived on UK shores where it will go on sale this spring available exclusively with GM’s 6.2-liter V8 and a choice of two body styles, coupe and convertible.
On-the-road prices for the Camaro SS Coupe start at £34,995 (US$55,100 or €42,300), which brings it in the same price range as the BMW 330i Coupe (£35,045) and fairly close to the Nissan 370Z coupe that costs £29,950 (US$47,200 or €36,200).
The soft-top Convertible model carries a base price of £39,995 (US$63,000 or €48,300).
In addition to the standard models, Chevrolet is also offering the 2012 45th anniversary Camaro, but only for a limited time. The special edition features a Carbon Flash Black paint with red and silver 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.
Prices for the 45th anniversary edition are set at £36,495 (US$57,500 or €44,100) for the Coupe and £41,495 (US$65,400 or €50,100) for the Convertible.
All models are powered by a 6.2-litre V8 engine producing 432PS (426bhp) when linked to the standard 6-speed manual gearbox and 405PS (399bhp) with the £1,500 optional six-speed automatic.
The Camaro completes the 0-62mph (100km/h) acceleration between 5.2 seconds (manual Coupe) and 5.6 seconds (auto Convertible), while all models have an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.