A look at the technical data is enough to make car fans happy: V8 small block with 6.2 liters, 333 kW / 453 hp, maximum torque of 617 Newton meters, rear-wheel drive – American could the inner values of this sports car well hardly be.
Of course, this also applies to the design of the current Camaro, which can be described as brutal without exaggerating. The sports car is edged, the long bonnet ends abruptly without tilting towards the road surface. It seems that the goal here was to create a front view that would fill out the entire rear-view mirror of the vehicle in front, even if there were still several hundred meters between the vehicles. Chevrolet is clearly in the Camaro on physical presence – fans of discreet performances are certainly not warm with him.
If you get into the Camaro, experienced a positive surprise. The days of cheap hard plastic are over. The interior seems upbeat, and the quality testers at the American carmaker have done a decent job – which one may assume in a car for about 50,000 euros but also. When it comes to connectivity, there is nothing to complain about, a high-resolution 8-inch central screen displays information such as navigation data, features and infotainment features and is the control panel for the MyLink infotainment system. Also standard is the smartphone integration using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The pressure on the start button then causes finally for trepidation, the V8 howls briefly, then he falls into a bubbling, which gives an idea what will happen when pedaling on the accelerator. Then the pony car becomes a stallion, even without a wild horse in the logo. The Camaro struggles vehemently forward, only at 290 speed is over. The six gears can be switched through smoothly – and offer the most driving pleasure, if one ausreizt the respective speed range. This is noticeable in the consumption, 15 liters of the Camaro gnnt at brisk driving style, which is not unusual in its performance data.
Amazing: The Camaro can be moved quickly and accurately on winding roads, although the first impression gives the feeling of moving quite a chunk. This lightness one does not trust the sports car from the USA at first. When downshifting, the active speed adjustment supports "Active Rev Match" with automatic and perfectly fitting intermediate gas.
The Recaro performance bucket seats, available for an additional € 1,900, make this grumbling Ami feel like he's a made-to-measure – not a fine Milanese twist, though, rather the superhero Iron Man. That fits.
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Specifications Chevrolet Camaro V8 Coup Sport:
Two-seat, four-seat sports coupe, length / width (without mirror), / height / wheelbase in millimeters: 4.784 / 1.897 / 1.340 / 2.812, curb weight: 1,659 kg, gross vehicle weight: 1,844 kg, luggage space: 257 l, fuel tank capacity: 72 l , Price: from 50,100 euros.
Drive: V8-cylinder petrol engine, displacement: 6,162 cc, power: 333 kW / 453 hp at 5,700 rpm, max. Torque: 617 Nm at 4,600 rpm, six-speed manual gearbox, 0 – 100 km / h: 4.6 s, top speed: 290 km / h, standard fuel consumption combined: 12.8 l / 100km, CO2 emissions combined: 292 g / km, emission standard: Euro 6b.
The item "Chevrolet Camaro: Iron Man on Wheels" was added on 29.04.2019 in the category Driving Report by Mirko Stepan with the keywords Car, Sports Car, Driving Report, Design, Gasoline, Test Report, Press Preview, Test, Report, Short Test, Presentation released.