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Good-Bye Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette?

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

According to a media report, the Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette C7 have lapsed certification on the emission norms and hence the cars will no longer be for sale from 1st September 2019 in Europe. The vehicles do not comply with the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), which is the new emission regulations that will be implemented from September 2019.

The sales of the cars will continue in Switzerland as the rules are applicable in the European Union and Switzerland is not a part of EU. The country is also the brand’s second largest market in Europe. The V8 cars could see the end of days in Europe with tighter emission norms but, the C8 Corvette is being planned and according to a report a dealer in the UK which brings the American cars, has been accepting orders for the new model. We might just have to wait until the reveal which is scheduled in July.

The V8 Chevrolet Camaro is powered by a 6.2-litre V8 DI engine that produces 455 hp @ 6000 RPM and 617 Nm of torque @ 4400 RPM coupled to a 6-speed transmission. The car also features StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system with traction control, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, Limited-slip rear differential, Rear differential cooler, etc.

The C7 Corvette is powered by a 6.2-litre LT1 V8 that produces 460 HP of power and 624 Nm of torque. The car can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 3.8 seconds.

This could be the last opportunity for buyer’s in Europe to get their hands on the Chevrolet V8’s. The C8 Corvette is due to launch in mid-July but the brand has not confirmed which market the car will be offered in. The C8 Corvette is expected to come with a mid-mounted V8 engine that could meet the new emission norms.

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