One car is set to create a bigger buzz than most at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, as Chevrolet announces that its Bumblebee themed Camaro marks the launch of the new model in the UK.
Building on Chevrolet’s iconic US Heritage, the retro-styled Camaro has been on sale in the USA since 2009, and has already seen sales in excess of 200,000 as American retailers cleared their waiting lists.
And very soon, those waiting to get their hands on an official Camaro in the UK will have reason to celebrate – the car will go on sale as an official Chevrolet, complete with full manufacturer warranty, during the first half of 2011.
With looks that draw heavily from the styling of the legendary 1967-69 Camaro – immortalised in song in Bruce Springsteen’s Racing in the Street and on the silver screen in both 2 Fast 2 Furious and Transformers – the car is a full four-seater, with an interior that also takes significant cues from the look of its forebears.
The Camaro will be available only in top level V8 trim – the 6.2-litre 426bhp powerplant is as much of a legend as the Camaro itself. It promises a top speed electronically limited to 155mph, and a 0-60mph time of less than five seconds, coupled to a dynamic chassis that, thankfully, owes little to the layout of more traditional muscle cars.
Final specification details and prices will be announced closer to the car’s 2011 launch.Published 4 July 2010