Chevrolet to sell RHD Camaro in UK market

Chevrolet to sell RHD Camaro in UK market

Chevrolet is using this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed event in the UK to unveil the right-hand drive Chevrolet Camaro. The iconic musclecar is scheduled to begin sales in the UK market sometime during the first six months of 2011.

The example to be shown off to the Goodwood crowd will be powered by the 426-horsepower (318 kW) 6.2-litre V8 LS3 engine, shared with the US-spec car, which rpoduces up to 420 ft-lb (569 Nm) of torque. UK customers will not initally be given access to the 400-horsepower 6.2-litre L99 V8 that comes with Active Fuel Management, allowing it to use only four of eight cylinders to save on petrol.

The engine will most likely come mated to the same Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission available in the States.  This will help the car reach 100 kph in 4.6 seconds, but Chevy is only confirming that the U.K. spec car will have a sub-five second 0-100kph sprint, and an electronically-limited top speed of 250 kph.

Chevy is bringing a Transformers-themed version to Goodwood, in full Bumblebee kit, complete with gimmicky Autobot badging.  Confirmed specs and pricing will be made available closer to the UK Camaro’s launch next year.

Chevrolet is using this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed event in the UK to unveil the right-hand drive Chevrolet Camaro. The iconic musclecar is scheduled to begin sales in the UK market sometime during the first six months of 2011.

The example to be shown off to the Goodwood crowd will be powered by the 426-horsepower (318 kW) 6.2-litre V8 LS3 engine, shared with the US-spec car, which rpoduces up to 420 ft-lb (569 Nm) of torque. UK customers will not initally be given access to the 400-horsepower 6.2-litre L99 V8 that comes with Active Fuel Management, allowing it to use only four of eight cylinders to save on petrol.

The engine will most likely come mated to the same Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission available in the States.  This will help the car reach 100 kph in 4.6 seconds, but Chevy is only confirming that the U.K. spec car will have a sub-five second 0-100kph sprint, and an electronically-limited top speed of 250 kph.

Chevy is bringing a Transformers-themed version to Goodwood, in full Bumblebee kit, complete with gimmicky Autobot badging.  Confirmed specs and pricing will be made available closer to the UK Camaro’s launch next year.

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