• Aug 21, 2010
Chevrolet is air-dropping the Corvette and Camaro back into the UK retail market next year. Corvette supplies dried up in 2009 when the importer closed its doors, and it's been 34 years since the mothership last sold the Camaro in Britain. Autocar reports that Chevy UK is seeking approval for the entire Corvette lineup, while Camaro buyers will be limited to the SS model in coupe or convertible body styles.

Pricing hasn't been finalized, but in 2008 (when Corvettes were last offered in the UK) a standard C6 cost £39,999 ($62,117 U.S.) and the Z06 was £54,995 ($85,405 U.S.). The new pricing is expected to be in the same ballpark, with additional cars like the Grand Sport and ZR1 factored into the mix. Shoppers should see the American sports cars in UK showrooms next May, but in the meantime, Chevy UK would like to interest you in an Orlando MPV, which goes on sale in early 2011.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I am courious as to how many the have sold and / or anticipate selling in the Uk.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Amazing how that slow fat car managed to best a WRX STI, a M3 CSL, and a BMW Z4 on the top gear track.... hmmm.
        • 4 Years Ago
        david the camaro has the same chassis as the pontiac G8 meaning its on a zeta platform which is good on the twistys bro. so the ride should be good plus its fully indipendant suspension and you will get brembo brakes with the ss standard i believe
        • 4 Years Ago
        not many i assume seeing as it seems they're not bothering to make em rhd

        not many people are willing to pay that kind of money to be sat on the wrong side

        a rhd vette would do well imo, though the camaro is a lost cause, slow fat poor handling and terrible fuel economy

        i think we're almost reversed on what we want in cars this side of the pond... 0-60 we don't really care about as long as we can fling the car about in the corners, you guys seem to be all about the dragstrip (well the camaro does)
        • 4 Years Ago
        true, i'd imagain its pretty quick in a straight line

        i meant that its not exactly quick in the twisties (relatively, i know 30 grand will get you straight line speed or cornering, not both. ) most people here would take the impreza sti (or that kind of car) handling > straight line speed, at least here where someone seems to of passed a law against straight well designed road networks >.>



        • 4 Years Ago
        Where did you get the idea the Camaro is slow from? It's definitely not slow.

        Also, the fuel economy, while not great, isn't horrible for a sports car. The V6 gets a little better fuel economy than an S2000 and that car did very well in the UK. The V8 gets a little worse fuel economy than an S2000.

        As to it being large and heavy, well yeah, no two ways around that one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A lot of high-powered RWD cars don't work well on British roads, hence 4WD 4-doors such as the Scoobishi pair and the 911 Turbo being so fast point-to-point on typical, broken-surfaced, off-camber country roads. I'm lucky enough to have such roads near-by and any powerful RWD car would be a handful, not just a Corvette.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Corvette's and Camaros ARE available in the UK although it's only one garage that sells them. That's Bauer Millett's in Manchester. They also sell Cadillacs and Hummers. They're also an Abarth and Alfa Romeo dealership (I got my Abarth 500 there).

      http://www.bauer-millett.com/#/vehicle-193
        • 4 Years Ago
        BM aren't the only enterprise which specialises in importing new American cars to order. There are a number of others. However, these are independent specialists and not officially approved GM dealers offering full new vehicle warranties, etc.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm sure the Corvette will show back up. After Kroymans disappeared, killing Cadillac and Corvette distribution in Europe, GM has to do something.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess the Corvette will be sold as Chevrolet's this time.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Maybe, because GM announced that they are no longer selling rebadged Daewoos as Chevys... (except the Cruze) and is making the marque more 'upscale'.

        It might be a good idea for revamping the brand. I hope GM makes that decision
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope that the 'Vette does well in Britain. Hopefully the likes of James May, who seem motivated to decry the ostentatiousness of the 'Vette from the helms of their Rolls Royces, won't present too great a detraction.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why is the weather always so depressing in the UK?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Because the North Atlantic currents bring warm water from the North American continental shelf directly to across the ocean.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well that makes sense.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Niche cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sold my 03 S2000 in June, I miss that car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't think this will work, we have corners on our roads.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And yet the Corvette spanks quite a few cars you would consider good handling.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Joanna D, you shouldn't comment/troll on things you know nothing about, like the C6 Corvette.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hilarious parody of what Top Gear says every time they review an American car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Limited to the coupe and convertible body styles??? Are there other styles out there I'm unaware of for the camaro? Ute, station wagon, sedan, hatch???
        • 4 Years Ago
        Limited to the *SS model* in coupe and convertible styles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is car is so out of place in the UK, it's like taking a tank for the school run.
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