The Chevrolet Camaro is heading to Europe, and the muscle car has been sharpened for Continental tastes. It other words, it gains better handling.
The European Camaro is similar in content to the 2SS model offered in North America. It features an all-new FE4 suspension “characterised by optimised stiffness and lateral stability for high-speed performance and manoeuvrability”. The FE4 suspension package features retuned front and rear dampers, plus new solid front (23 mm) and rear (24 mm) stabiliser bars. The 4.5-link independent rear suspension is “double-isolated” from the chassis for a smoother, quieter driving experience.
Power is transferred to the road through 20-inch wheels wearing Pirelli P-Zero tyres, while the Brembo four-piston anti-lock disc brakes combine with StabiliTrak and traction control. The wheels are positioned to be virtually flush with body surfaces for an agile, planted appearance.
“Our objective was to create a more precise sport suspension with greater road-handling capability. We applied lessons learned from extensive track testing to better the suspension geometry for flatter cornering, a more neutral balance during hard turns and minimised understeer at the limit,” explains Al Oppenheiser, Camaro Chief Engineer.
The manual Camaro is powered by a 432 PS 6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine with 569 Nm of torque at 4,600rpm. It can do 0-100 km/h in a noisy 5.2 seconds for the coupé and 5.4 seconds for the convertible. The auto is mated to a 405 PS L99 6.2 litre V8 with 556 Nm. The auto coupé covers 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, with an additional 0.2 seconds for the convertible.
Standard equipment includes Head-Up Display (HUD), ultrasonic rear parking assist with camera, six airbags and ISOFIX anchor points. Buyers can also have a premium Boston Acoustics 245W, nine-speaker stereo system.
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