Fifth Gear Tests 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS “Yank-Tank”

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When it comes to truly American sports cars, like the current muscle cars produced by Dodge, Ford and in this case Chevrolet, European journalists are divided into two groups. One group is made up of muscle car aficionados who understand what to look for in one of these cars. The other group feels that American cars are crude before they even get behind the wheel.

Fifth Gear’s Jason Plato recently reviewed the latest offering in the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS. So is he part of the former group, or the later?

The Bumblebee colored Camaro SS in question isn’t an officially imported car, but privately imported into Britain. The cost of the car is around £40,000, which is the same price as the Porsche Cayman over there.  When it comes to straight line performance, Plato seems to think that this car is a better deal than the German sports coupe.

But then comes the elephant in the room—the independent rear suspension. Plato points out that the older Camaro’s rear suspension had more in common with a horse and buggy, but the 2011 Camaro features modern “European” technology.  The car seems to be a bit of a challenge to drive, but that seems to make it more enjoyable to drive.

So the end result seems to be that the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro is the best muscle car, according to Fifth Gear, to come out of America. We just worry that if they reviewed the 2011 Mustang, they’d hate it for that solid rear axle.

[Source: Fifth Gear via Youtube]

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