Bad news for U.K.: no RHD Camaro
For those of you living in U.K., this is bad news: General Motors announced that Chevrolet has abandoned plans to build the new Chevrolet Camaro in right-hand drive form, and also the number imported will be reduced to 100 units: 50 coupes and 50 convertibles.
All the U.K. cars will be similar to the Camaro SS in the states. The U.S. version uses a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine that produces 422 hp.
GM is right now has strong demand for the car in the U.S., and will be lowering export numbers to keep below some European regulations. General Motors is still likely to make a tidy profit on the cars. The Camaro SS starts at about $30,995 in North America, and exported cars should retail for about £35,000 (about $50,000 at current rates.)
Although this news now ensures the U.K. Camaro will be become a rare classic, we still feel sorry for our U.K. friends. Then again, we’re sure they can comfort themselves with their Volkswagen Sciroccos, Pagani Zondas, Ford Focus RSs, Alfa Romeo Breras, etc.