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In the morning the Bugatti-Veyron drove into the hotel parking lot. This idol of the class stratification of society gleamed in the sun and blinded his eyes. And the driver, thoughtfully picking his nose, was talking to someone on the Vertu phone. I was not pricked by envy of a representative of Arab top management. Yes, Dubai is his home. There is a lot of sun, even more oil. A liter of gasoline costs about 12 rubles, and small taxes allow you to dilute the street stream of the same black and white bodies with bright, powerful cars … I just came for one of them.
Round headlights viciously peek out from under the front edge of a long hood. Chopped forms of the hind wings and a notch in front of the arches in the form of shark gills, black stripes along the body - and look at these shapes in front of me will grow a Bumblebee nanorobot transformer. Filmmakers understand a lot about spectacular cars.
There is no tightness inside, on the contrary - it’s spacious. After all, the Camaro is 73 mm wider than the Nissan 370Z and 92 mm wider than the Audi S4. But the feeling that you are sitting in a racing cockpit does not leave. Low roof, high window line, rear window-loophole. So that the head did not support the roof, I had to tinker with the electric adjustments of the leather chair longer than usual. And still there is not enough space above the head. Well, you can get used to it.
Spartan interior, but that's a plus. The steering wheel has a comfortable grip, although the bagel is rather thin. In the form of the center console there is something cosmic. The square shafts of the dashboard are also original. But the dials themselves of a more familiar form are round. But the skin of the front panel is indecently tough
Spartan interior, but that's a plus. The steering wheel has a comfortable grip, although the bagel is rather thin. In the form of the center console there is something cosmic. The square shafts of the dashboard are also original. But the dials themselves of a more familiar form are round. But the skin of the front panel is indecently tough. Spartan interior, but that's a plus. The steering wheel has a comfortable grip, although the bagel is rather thin. In the form of the center console there is something cosmic. The square shafts of the dashboard are also original. But the dials themselves of a more familiar form are round. But the skin of the front panel is indecently tough.
THE MAIN CHARACTER
With the start of the engine I feel a special emotional upsurge. The start of the Formula 1 Grand Prix at the local Yas Marina highway gives birth to the same. At first the buzz and anticipation of something special. Then a roar and a wave of excitement, covering the fans with their heads. The roar of the 3.6-liter V6 is mesmerizing. If it were my will, I would add a couple of letters “p” to the model name.
Kamar-r-ro and I are taxiing out of the parking lot into the city. The car is comfortable. But limited visibility and small mirrors make it necessary to maneuver neatly. After some time, the metropolis is letting go. City street turns into a highway running through the desert. I can’t wait to press the gas. Squeezing, and the Chevrolet does not think to accelerate sharply. A sluggish increase in speed is puzzling. I’m looking for an excuse - and I find: a two-ton car and even with an “automatic” 316 forces are not enough.
But here the roar, like kicks, pushes the speedometer needle higher and higher. And, when already over a hundred, I get what I expected from a sports car. Flying through the desert on the almost five-meter “Camaro” is an extraordinary pleasure. The car gets on the road, the steering wheel is poured with effort. In the ears of rock and roll! The feeling that you are a western hero does not leave. That's just instead of the prairies, yellow sand to the horizon and a black ribbon of the road. Now the state of mind is only happiness! Late I notice a speed camera shooting in the ass. I hit the brakes - the Camaro bites into the asphalt and rolls its sixty as if nothing had happened. Amazing performance at the Brembo mechanism: I really hung on my belts!
Inexpensive and convenient solution. A leather strap on the side of the seatback holds the seat belt. To fasten your seatbelt, do not frantically stretch your muscles
Inexpensive and convenient solution. A leather strap on the side of the seatback holds the seat belt. To fasten your seatbelt, do not frantically stretch your muscles. Inexpensive and convenient solution. A leather strap on the side of the seatback holds the seat belt. To fasten your seatbelt, do not frantically stretch your muscles.
The stabilization system allows spectacular slippage and a slight skid, but if the Camaro kicks back, it's right there. A little twist the bug? Yes, no problem. You just need to press the system shutdown button, depress the pedal, turn the steering wheel and slightly tighten the handbrake. Already on the second round, a slight fright replaced euphoria: suddenly I’m burning rubber? The smoke from under the rear wheels was very dense. And there is only one reserve. Everything worked out. And I really liked it! He noted only the unusual location of the parking brake for a European - on the central tunnel from the passenger side.
A slightly winding empty winding road curls in the sand to the right. A box in manual mode - and you can a little faster. The Camaro is not at all like a roll of American barges! The thrusters work quite quickly, and the suspension is dense in the European way, it does not even smell like a storm swing in corners. Especially for the European market, Americans ran the car on several racetracks and thoroughly finalized the chassis: installed new springs, shock absorbers with changed characteristics and more rigid anti-roll bars. “Dude, I fell in love with this car right away, twenty years ago,” the Chevy tester, a former NASCAR pilot, told me, “I’m not disappointed in it now. You'll like it". I subscribe to every word.
When I stopped to take a picture of the car, motorbikes drove out from behind a dune. They stood silently and looked at this yellow car for a long time. "Camaro" with pleasure bathed in the limelight. His body, it seems, began to shine even brighter.
I sit in the Chevrolet with a 426-horsepower V8 and a “mechanic”. A large leather knob box fits comfortably in your hand. And when switching each time, those old Camaros pop up in my head. The classic "American" - for the scorched bachelor-individualist!
There are two types of transmission: a 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual. Unfortunately, the latter will not be in Russia
There are two types of transmission: a 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual. Unfortunately, the latter will not be in Russia. There are two types of transmission: a 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual. Unfortunately, the latter will not be in Russia.
The interior of this version is distinguished by indicators of battery charge, gearbox oil temperature, engine oil pressure and temperature located on the central tunnel. Here I was missing except for a helmet and racing seat belts. Acceleration covers with your head, and in fast corners, to stay in the seat, you need to rest your knee on the center console. This is the device for true connoisseurs of speed! I won’t be surprised if Chevy will again play a leading role in the next Transformers.
THE BEAST IS GOING IN SPRING
In Russia, Chevrolet Camaro will start selling in May. For a car with V6 they will ask about 2 million rubles, with V8 - for 500 thousand rubles. more. We have this engine will develop 404 hp It is a pity that they will not offer a manual gearbox. But with the "automatic" is not a slow-moving. Yes, and appearance at least noticeable! And also - the amazing charisma of this yellow egoist. And the bestial roar of a motor tearing negative emotions to shreds.
Elements of high-strength steel are integrated into the body structure, imitating the roll cage, as in racing cars. The Camaro is equipped with front airbags for the driver and passenger. With a side impact, pillows protecting the pelvic area will be protected. There are side curtains for front and rear riders. Seat belts - with pretensioners. To help the driver - stabilization systems and traction control.
After a series of crash tests, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) assigned the car five points in six different categories. Tests were carried out on rollover, frontal and side impacts.
LITTLE BLOODFOOD ANIMAL FEEDING WITH MUSTANGS
For a long time, Chevrolet managers answered the question in this way, what does the word camaro mean. The car appeared on September 26, 1966 for the sole purpose of: taking part of the market from the popular Ford Mustang.
Later, Jiemovites admitted that they took this word from the dictionary of Old French. Camaraderie in translation means "buddy." "Ford" immediately found a different interpretation in the old Spanish dictionary - "shrimp." The press did not stand aside, finding out that in one of the languages "make camaro" means to release the intestines of the enemy.
Initially (and now) two configurations were provided: SS and RS. But if desired, they can be combined. This "Camaro SS / RS 396" with an open top was seen by spectators of the Indianapolis 500 race in 1967. The car was assigned the role of a pace car.
The Horse Eater did an excellent job. In the year it entered the market, Camaro lowered Mustang sales by one third. Five generations of the model saw the light. For 45 years, the car has achieved success in sports and has become the hero of many films.