Chevy to sell Camaro, Corvette in UK

The Chevrolet Camaro and new Corvette ZR1 will take part in the Supercar Run up the famous Goodwood hillclimb on 2, 3 and 4 July alongside cars from 40 other manufacturers.

It will signal a return to the Chevrolet name for the Corvette ZR1 after several years as a standalone brand. The 200mph ZR1 has been updated for 2010 with a launch control system and extra airbags, but the 6.2-litre V8 638bhp engine remains.

Both the Corvette and Camaro will be available in the UK within a year. Previously UK customers would have to import the models and would not be offered a full warranty.

"These iconic cars, such as Corvette and Camaro, are clear indicators of how strong Chevrolet’s brand heritage is," said Chevrolet UK Managing Director Mark Terry. "The fact that they are here, in Europe, being sold as Chevrolets is the clearest indication yet of the confidence that General Motors has in the Chevrolet brand, and the direction it is headed in Europe."

The Camaro and Corvette ZR1 will be joined by two Silverline Chevrolet Cruze racing cars from the British Touring Car Championship and drivers Jason Plato and Alex MacDowall.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed opens with the Moving Motorshow on Thursday July 1, with public access for the main event from July 2-4.