Just as our Quarter Pounder is a European's royale with cheese, our Camaro Coupe is their Camaro Coupé – as in, "Coo-pay." As far as we can tell, there are two Continental affectations bestowed on Chevrolet's WTCC safety car, one being a set of LED taillights; otherwise it speaks a universal pony car language. The second is that the Euro Camaro gets the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 with 432 horsepower in six-speed manual trim, a six-hp bump over our version, and the 6.2-liter L99 V8 with Active Cylinder Management is detuned to 405 hp, fitted with the six-speed automatic.

If the press shots are anything to go by, though, the Camaro over there has a sharper image than its American cousin: among other tableau, it is posed with a woman with a boomerang, an angel with a whip, and El Mariachi. Those pics and more are in the gallery, you'll find more further details in the press release below.
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Chevrolet Camaro Coupé
An automotive icon reborn

- Segment: Sports car
- In model range since: Autumn 2011


It's strong, low-slung stance tells a story that spans four decades and remains as exciting today as it was when it was launched in the late 1960s. The all-new Chevrolet Camaro generation five arrived at European showrooms in Autumn 2011 and promises to be a hit thanks to its stunning looks, high performance and great value for money

The Camaro maintains the front-to-rear body proportions synonymous with the original concept; the design acknowledges its rich past without being trapped in a 'retro' focus. The immediately recognizable V-shaped nose that has become a Camaro trademark, together with the high-intensity discharge headlamps with glowing xenon halo rings, mimicking deep-inset eyes, give the Camaro an aggressive ready-to-pounce stance.

The sweeping long hood, with a 10-centimeter power bulge, combined with the sculpted rear shoulders and short rear deck and finished off with dual outlet stainless steel exhausts accentuate the Camaro's iconic look and feel.

Attention to detail and expressing a balance between heritage and modernity, characterize the new Camaro's interior. A pair of deeply recessed instrument binnacles, with round gauges in square housings, is a nod to classic Camaros. This feature contrasts with an ambient light package which uses advanced LED light pipe technology to give the cabin a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The detailing – such as large, chrome-trimmed controls, low-gloss surfaces, premium fabric, and acrylic trim appliqués – conveys a quality level never seen before in the Camaro. More attention to detail is evident in the center-console gauge cluster. It takes its cue from a similar option on the 1969 Camaro, but adds contemporary LED backlighting.

A superb 432 hp, 6.2L V8 engine generating 569 Nm of torque gives the new Camaro the muscle to match its looks. First seen on the 2008 Corvette, this engine features high-flow cylinder heads for impressive low-end torque and strong top-end power. When fitted with the six-speed automatic transmission, it delivers 405 hp/556 Nm and includes GM's fuel-saving Active Fuel Management system, enabling it to cruise on just four of the eight cylinders during light load conditions.

Electronic stability control (GM's StabiliTrak system) and traction control come as standard equipment. Four levels of electronic assistance are available for competitive / sport driving opitions. The six-speed manual transmission includes Launch Control for consistently quick starts.

The large, ventilated brake disks (front 355 mm / back 365 mm), clamped by four-piston aluminum Brembo calipers, ensure impressive braking performance. The braking system is designed to withstand punishing track day usage.

The front suspension uses a multi-link strut arrangement with a double ball-joint configuration. The unique, 4.5-link independent rear suspension is double-isolated from the chassis for a smoother, quieter driving experience – and improved cornering.

The Camaro offers comprehensive safety features, including dual-stage front airbags, front seat- mounted thorax side airbags and head curtain airbags for front and rear occupants.


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      L1011
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want the LED taillights here in the US (along with real yellow turn signal indicators...grrr!) but Europe can keep the hideous outside mirrors. Wow are those ugly!
      Aussie Aspie
      • 2 Years Ago
      Six horsepower more you say 426 vs 432??? Are you sure you're not just getting confused between SAE horsepower and PS, as is used in Europe? Suspiciously; if you convert 426 SAE into PS you get 432. It's not more power, just a different interpretation of what constitutes a horsepower. It's still 318 Kilowatts, any way you look at it.
      Z. Kesh
      • 2 Years Ago
      ohh, look, glowing sunglass frames!
      ROLO
      • 2 Years Ago
      kk how late is this news? Late 2010 early 2011 I mean this is LATE.
      Spies1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I must say, I think those look much better.
      eurodriver
      • 2 Years Ago
      My thoughts as well… way to stay current Autoblog, this was posted to other sites months ago.
      Keldon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmmm, not sure about the sunglasses-looking taillights. I think the ones on our Camaro look better.
      Narom
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm guessing you've never been to Europe? Where the hell can you get a royale with cheese?
        Georg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Narom
        even 20years ago we had several thousend McDonalds and Burger King in Germany
        JamesC
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Narom
        I'm guessing its meant more to be a nod to Pulp Fiction verses a factual statement. Either way, in some European countries Quarter Pounders are named some derivative of Royale but not all.
        LoneWolf
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Narom
        In every McDonalds in Germany..
        creamwobbly
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Narom
        Wikipedia to the rescue: "In most markets unfamiliar with imperial measurements, the Quarter Pounder is known as the Hamburger Royale or McRoyal, or variants thereof. The "Royale with Cheese," as famously explained in the film Pulp Fiction, is not actually a name for the Quarter Pounder with Cheese. In France the official name of the Quarter Pounder with Cheese is Royal Cheese. In English-speaking countries that have adopted metrication, the burger retains the Quarter Pounder name, although it is named "Quart de Livre" and "Quart de Livre avec fromage" in French. Quarterão com Queijo is used in metric Brazil, "Royal Cheese" in Portugal,Cuarto de Libra con Queso in Spain and in Latin America, Quarter Pounder is used in Finland, and the QP Cheese is found in Sweden. In South Africa there are two variations; the Quarter Pounder with cheese, and the Quarter Pounder Deluxe. In some Middle-Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, McDonald's provides both a Quarter Pounder and a McRoyale burger on its menu, the McRoyale having slightly different ingredients. In Chinese markets, the Quarter Pounder is known as a "full three taels" (Chinese: 足三両) because three taels is approximately equal in weight to a quarter pound. In Russia, it is known as Royal Cheeseburger." The opening statement misses the mark: most European countries which have adopted the metric system still use the local word for "pound" as an equivalent measure, but barring the UK, it is rounded to the nearest metric measure, namely 500g. And *that's* why you can't use the local word for "pound", because it has a definite meaning that is not 454g.
        MagnaFan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Narom
        Paris
        João Pavão
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Narom
        Every McDonald's in Portugal has a range of different McRoyal variations. I would assume that it's pretty much the same in every other european country.
        tritonstrategies
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Narom
        Well, that movie reference is almost 20 years old and anything could happen in 20 years.
      sdwalker85
      • 2 Years Ago
      also, the side mirrors looks bigger. and this is all old news.
      Georg
      • 2 Years Ago
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnslkgE4m7Q the Euro spec tested at Magny Cour Club track by a frensh car magazine... btw this time was better than stock e92M3 and only 0.1s slower than e92 M3 plus competition pack
      PheelACCD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love that Europe is getting the Camaro...but those mirrors look like Shrek's ears. Damn regulations.
      T-Mille
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, everything is more refined in Europe.
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