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Chevrolet Camaro on Goodwood Hill

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"the Camaro justifies its muscle car reputation in real life"

"the Camaro justifies its muscle car reputation in real life"

Fans of American muscle cars will have been delighted at Chevrolet's announcement last year that the Camaro is to head back to these shores, albeit in left-hand drive only.

The brand is slowly ramping up for the UK launch, and the first full drives are expected in the last month or so of this year, before it heads to customers in early 2012. But Chevrolet is a giving company and brought both the Camaro drop top and its Coupe sibling to this year's Goodwood Moving Motor Show - and we were lucky enough to take it up the famous hill.

Thankfully the Camaro justifies its muscle car reputation in real life with pleasingly chunky good looks that have not been watered down by Chevrolets continuing attempts to conquer the budget mass market with Korean-made superminis and MPVs. In fact the Camaro harks back to the classic Chevy days and is entirely made in Toronto.

The rear three quarters are a particular visual highlight, and is especially imposing when viewed in the wing mirrors. It is a large car from almost every angle, and this made seeing around the tight corners leading to the bottom of the Goodwood hill a little tricky, more so on the wooded section on the way back down.

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