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The 2007 Adelaide Motor Show will be invaded by a significant number of fabulous cars. But one sports coupe is expected to be a stunner. And that is the new Chevrolet Camaro. The Adelaide Motor Show is scheduled to start on March 28 and will end on April 1.

General Motors Corp. earlier confirmed the production and sale in North America in the first quarter of 2009. Significant elements of the Chevy body parts including the design and engineering is in the works at Fishermans Bend, Melbourne and this facility is the automaker?s centre of rear wheel drive proficiency.

Tony Stolfo, the GM global design executive, said that the Chevrolet Camaro was a prime example of GM?s ability to successfully work across continents on global projects. He added, ?Camaro?s Adelaide showing was also a great opportunity to gauge the Australian motoring public?s appetite for the iconic sports legend.?

?Chevrolet Camaro?s engineering and design work is happening right here, right now, at Fishermans Bend,? Stolfo said. ?We are very excited about helping style the look and developing the thrilling drive performance that are hallmarks of this iconic nameplate.? He added, ?We also want to see whether Australian buyers would want a Chevrolet Camaro in local dealerships. This motor show is an excellent opportunity to put that appetite to the test.?

The production of the new Camaro will start later next year and will go on sale in the first quarter of 2009. A production convertible will be unveiled in 2009.

?The new Camaro will be almost identical to the concept, a thoroughly modern interpretation of the 1969 model, considered by many to be the best design of the car?s first generation,? said Ed Welburn, GM?s global vice president of design. The new Camaro features independent rear suspension, Active Fuel Management?, which shuts off four cylinders to save fuel when the engine is lightly loaded, prominent front grille, high-performance brakes, unique five-spoke cast alloy wheels, vented disc brakes with 14-inch rotors, and prominent fender to boost performance. The sports coupe comes with a choice of manual and automatic transmissions, as well as V6 and V8 engines.

Ed Peper, the Chevrolet General Manager, said: ?We intend to make the all-new Camaro relevant to younger buyers while retaining its appeal to current fans. The beauty of the best Camaros is that they have always been beautiful to look at with performance that rivals expensive European GTs. Yet they were practical enough to drive every day and priced within the reach of many new-car buyers.?

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