Big buzz around Chevrolet Camaro

The US brand’s tie-up with the ‘Bumble Bedzz’ project, a scheme designed to create bee-friendly flower beds in the UK, is a nod to the famous Bumblebee edition of the Camaro which appeared in the Transformers films.

To celebrate the sponsorship, a Chevrolet Camaro in the black and yellow Bumblebee colours was on hand as Chevrolet managing director Mark Terry officially opened a garden at Stoke Mandeville Railway Station this week.

He said: “The bumble bee is as much of an icon for the British countryside as the Camaro is for Chevrolet,” said Mark Terry. “It’s fair to say that they both cause quite a buzz. We’re delighted to be involved in such an innovative and worthwhile local initiative”

The flower bed will boast a sign showing information about bees and flowers carefully arranged into the shape of Chevrolet’s bow-tie badge.

The Chevrolet Camaro will go on sale for the first time at UK dealers in 2012 in left-hand drive only. Priced from £34,995 and boasting a potent 6.2-litre V8 engine, the famous muscle car has been tuned to excel on European roads.

UK versions will be available in both coupe and convertible body styles, with a choice of manual or automatic transmission (automatic will be an optional extra at £1,500).

All models will be fitted with 20" alloy wheels, full leather upholstery and a range-topping sound system comprising nine speakers and Bluetooth connectivity.

Rear parking sensors, performance brakes and a choice of body colours and body stripes will all be available with the Camaro, which is available in top-level specification only.

The Chevrolet Camaro has already starred at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year and will take part in a number of events leading up to its debut in UK showrooms.