Among the hustle and the bustle, make sure you check out the muscle! Chevrolet's iconic concept car, the Camaro Convertible, will be making its first UK appearance at the British International Motorshow at Excel, London, alongside the Beat minicar concept.

The Camaro Convertible Concept typifies all that is great about Chevrolet's American heritage. "It evokes an emotional response," says Ed Wellburn, GM vice president, global design. "It's a vehicle you want to make room for in your garage"

With that in mind, perhaps it's time to throw away the old paint tins and do a car boot sale, as the distinctive orange and black prototype points the way to a production version of the Camaro, which will go on sale in the car's native USA next year as a coupe, with a convertible much like the concept to follow.

But the big news for British customers is that the Camaro will also be sold here, with European deliveries expected to commence in 2010.

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The concept car, which features a number of retro styling touches that can trace their roots back to the very first generation Camaro, launched in 1967, is powered by 6.2-litre V8 engine with a six-speed manual transmission, which promises awesome performance. Other performance features include 21-inch front and 22-inch rear wheels, advanced multilink rear suspension and powerful four-wheel ventilated disc brakes.

Further details of production versions will be confirmed much nearer to the car's launch, with US production slated for mid-2009.