► Sixth-gen Camaro on sale for £32,500
► LHD only, unlike the new Mustang
► Only a handful allocated to the UK
Not quite sold on the new Ford Mustang? How about a sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, then? That’s right, there’s an active and official GM dealer in the UK – Ian Allan Motors, in Virginia Water – that will be offering the latest Camaro.
Unlike the recently launched UK Mustang, however, the Camaro’s still only available here in LHD – which may be an immediate stopping point for most. Those not fussed by in-car-clamberings at ticket barriers and the like, however, may well want to take a closer look.
New 2016 Chevrolet Camaros, landed and registered, will be available in the following specifications:
- Camaro Turbo Coupe (automatic): £32,500
- Camaro Turbo Convertible (automatic): £36,500
- Camaro V8 Coupe (manual): £37,000
- Camaro V8 Convertible (manual) £41,000
That means the Camaro’s more expensive than the Mustang, which starts at £30,995 for the 2.3-litre Ecoboost version and £34,995 for the full-fat V8. There are, however, some differences on the power and performance front, which may swing a decision:
- Camaro 2.0 Turbo (automatic): 275bhp, 295lb ft, 0-60mph in 5.5sec
- Ford 2.3 Ecoboost (manual): 313bhp, 319lb ft, 0-62mph in 5.8sec
- Camaro 6.2 V8 (manual): 455bhp, 455lb ft, 0-60mph in 4.3sec
- Ford 5.0 V8 (manual): 410bhp, 391lb ft, 0-62mph in 4.8sec
Any options or delivery details I need to know about?
An eight-speed automatic is available for V8 versions of the Camaro, and will cost you an extra £1460. A selection of upgrades are on offer, too, including magnetic ride control for the V8 versions – also a £1460 option.
The UK distributor has 15 order slots for the coupe and three for convertibles, and orders can be taken now. Each car will come with a three-year European warranty, too, and there are several UK-based dealers who can service them. Consequently, owning one shouldn’t prove too much of a chore.
You’ll be able to see the latest Chevrolet offerings at the 2016 Goodwood motor show. Chevrolet also recently revealed the 640bhp ‘ZL1’ version of the sixth-gen Camaro.
The only Chevrolet I’m interested in is the Corvette.
Ah, I see. Well, current UK pricing for LHD Corvette C7s is as follows:
- Corvette Stingray Coupe: £62,450
- Corvette Stingray Convertible: £66,070
- Corvette Z06 Coupe: £87,860
- Corvette Z06 Convertible: £91,480
Not bad value for money, steering wheel position aside, when you consider that an entry-level Porsche 911 – which is far less powerful – starts at £76,412.
A wide range of options are also available for the Corvette line-up, including upgraded interior trim packages, a performance data recorder with front-facing camera and sports seats.
Orders for the C7 can be placed at Ian Allan Motors, too, but unlike the Camaro there are no restrictions on numbers.
Read CAR magazine’s Chevrolet Corvette Z06 review
Read CAR magazine’s Chevrolet Camaro reviews