New Chevrolet Camaro prices confirmed

This will rise to £39,995 for the convertible version of the famous American muscle car, which will go on sale in Chevrolet dealerships for the first time ever in the UK.

Previously the Chevrolet Camaro was available only as an import, but now left hand drive versions will be sold in the UK without the costly outlay needed to import a car from the US.

The price applies to the highest specification mode from the US, which includes 20" alloy wheels, performance brakes and a full leather interior.

Gadgets such as a nine-speaker audio system and rear parking sensors are included in the quoted prices, but extras such as a sunroof, automatic transmission or the iconic body stripes will cost extra.

The convertible version will boast a power folding roof, but Chevrolet has insisted it will match the performance and handling of the coupe model.

The 6.2-litre V8 performance car has a cult following in the UK thanks to its intense rivalry with the Ford Mustang, which itself will arrive in the UK in 2014.

The popularity of the Camaro was boosted further by the Bumblebee edition appearing in the Transformers films in recent years.

"It’s with great delight that we welcome the Camaro to the Chevrolet UK product range," said Mark Terry, Chevrolet UK Managing Director. "In the last two years we’ve replaced every model in our range with something new, and the Camaro’s DNA has been present in each and every one of them. Chevrolet cars are affordable, accessible, great to drive and full of character – none more so than our new halo model."

Prices for the new Chevrolet Camaro were announced as the car took on the hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week alongside another performance car from Chevrolet, the latest Corvette sports car.