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Chevrolet Offering Left-Hand Drive Camaro in UK for $41,100

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Chevrolet will be selling a left-hand drive version of the turbo-powered Camaro for approximately $41,100 in the UK

2017 Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition
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Back in 2013, the Ford Motor Company made headlines when it announced the sixth-generation Mustang would be built as a right-hand drive vehicle for the UK market for the first time ever. Not to be outdone, Chevrolet is also accepting orders currently for its new Camaro in the UK, but it will only be offered as a left-hand drive model and in limited numbers.

Chevrolet has allocated only 15 coupes and three convertibles for the UK market. These muscle cars will all be sold through one dealer based in Virginia Water and it’s expected most buyers will order the V8-powered Camaro coupe with the eight-automatic transmission, which has been priced at £38,245 or approximately $49,469 in US currency.

The turbo-powered Camaro will also be offered in the UK, but will only be available with an automatic gearbox. This Camaro has been priced at £31,755 ($41,075), which means Camaros sold in the UK with either engine option will be substantially more expensive than the Mustang. Ford is offering its turbo-powered Mustang for £28,995 ($37,505), while the price increases to £28,995 ($42,679) for the model with the V8 engine.

Demand for the Mustang has been so high in the UK, that despite already delivering 1,000 ‘Stangs, the company still hasn’t covered the 3,500 orders that have been placed for the RHD Mustang. In fact, the sixth-generation Ford Mustang has been such an overall success that it was the only sports coupe in 2015 to move more than 100,000 units globally.

Chevrolet’s decision to offer the sixth-generation Camaro in limited numbers and in LHD format could be viewed as a sign that it’s testing the waters in the UK to see what type of demand there is for the muscle car. Chevrolet Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser previously suggested that if the company finds sufficient demand for a RHD Camaro, then it could possibly go into production.

Folks in the UK should also know that Chevrolet will not be offering the 650-horsepower ZL1 Camaro in the country, but the 50th Anniversary Special Edition model will be available to order.

Gallery: 2017 Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition

News Sources: AutoCar, CarScoops