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Chevrolet Camaro news - Cam’ buster - 2009

If you’re a red-blooded petrolhead with the smell of burning clutch in your nostrils and other clichéd stuff like that, you probably want a Camaro.

Until now, the only way to get yourself a lump of Chevy muscle in the UK has been to import a left-hooker from the States: too much paperwork and hassle for most.

But now this, the VR Camaro, is heading to our shores in full UK spec. As you’ll have noticed, it’s quite a bit more than just an imported Camaro: the two-door muscle car has been thoroughly worked over by Danish design consultancy Hermann and Brandt, which has opted for something of a Lambo Reventon aesthetic.

That new front bumper, with its massive air intakes, is made from carbon fibre, as are the side skirts and the new ducktail-style rear spoiler - which means it’ll be a bit lighter than the stock Camaro.

It’ll be quicker, too. Though we’re yet to have figures confirmed, the shadowy figures behind the VR Camaro say they will fit the 6.2-litre V8 with a UK-built supercharger, which should push power north of 600bhp.

That means it could be a rival for the awesome Corvette ZR-1… but potentially at half the price.

It could be a proper monster, but we’ll retain our trademark mild scepticism until the VR Camaro arrives early next year. Until then, what do you think of the looks? Hot Wheels good or Halfords bad?

Sam Philip

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