American automaker Chevrolet is using the Goodwood Festival of Speed as the location for the debut of the right-hand drive Chevrolet Camaro. The musclecar redux will hit the UK market at some point in the first six months of 2011.
The car will be shown off to the Goodwood crowd with the 426-horsepower (318 kW / 432 PS) 6.2-liter V8 LS3 engine, also seen on the US-spec car, which delivers up to 420 ft-lb (569 Nm) of torque. UK customers will not have access to the 400-horsepower 6.2-liter L99 V8 that comes with Active Fuel Management, allowing it to use only four of eight cylinders to save petrol.
Presumably, the engine will be mated to the same Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission available in the U.S. This allowed the car to hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, though Chevy would only confirm that the U.K. spec car will have a sub-five second 0-60mph sprint, and an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph.
Chevy is bringing a Transformers-themed version to Goodwood, in Bumblebee kit, with Autobot badging. Final specs and pricing will be launched closer to the UK Camaro's launch next year.
Note: U.S. specification vehicle pictured.