Like most American muscle cars, the Chevy Camaro has a big following the world over. GM has tried to tap into that market by offering the 5th-generation Camaro for sale in far flung places like South Korea, China, and Europe.
England is on that list as well, and GM has just announced pricing figures for the UK Camaro. The Camaro starts at £36,495, or about $57,000 at today’s exchange rates.
That’s a lot of loot for a Camaro, but like most of Europe, the UK has high taxes and tariffs on imported cars. All told, these add-ons almost double the cost of the Camaro from the time it leaves American shores to the time it reaches the British Isles.
There is only one engine option, the 426 horsepower 6.2 liter V8, and the automatic transmission option adds another £1,500 or $2,350 to the price tag. Want a convertible? Prices start at £41,965, or $65,838. That’s Cadillac CTS-V pricing right there, though the UK will also get access to the 45th Anniversary Edition Camaro at an undisclosed price. And these prices are likely without any available option packages; start ticking those off and the price could easily climb above $70,000.
Just another reason America rocks; we can still keep our muscle cars reasonably priced, as well as our gas. Imagine having to top up a Camaro with $8 a gallon gas, like most of the UK pays. There, the Camaro is a car reserved for the wealthy, but here in America even the average man can aspire to own a piece of automotive muscle.