The Chevrolet Camaro – GM's centrepiece at the 2006 Detroit auto show – has received the green light for production.
The V8 coupe will be unveiled in late 2008, with sales confirmed for early 2009. 'The new Camaro will be almost identical to the concept, a thoroughly modern interpretation of the 1969 model,' said GM design boss Ed Welburn. The front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sport coupe gets an independent rear suspension and V6 and V8 engines.
For more details, pick up the September 2006 issue of CAR, on sale now. Our 12-page feature presents the Camaro in all its glory, and brings it together with its muscle car rivals – the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and Dodge Challenger – for a world exclusive shoot. The Camaro bowed out of production in 2002, after 35 years on sale. Some 4.8m have been built so far.