Chevrolet is putting the new Camaro muscle car on sale officially in Europe. Like its arch-rival the Ford Mustang, the current Camaro is a modern restyling of the 1960s original. Just like the Mustang, the Camaro got steadily uglier through the 1970s and 1980s, so the back-to-basics design is much to be welcomed.
The specification is pure Americana: 6.2 litre V8, 426 bhp (manual transmision only), 155 mph, 0-62 mph in 5.2 seconds, £35,025. Chevrolet says the suspension has been specifically set up for European conditions – that would be for corners, then. It also benefits from 20 inch Pirelli P Zero tyres and Brembo brakes, so it is a long way ahead of the 1960s original, which came with crossply tyres and no discernible brakes of any description.