HSV converts the Chevy Camaro ZL1 to right-hand drive, kills a number of horses and slaps on a scary price ticket on the entire bundle.
GM lastly determined to enter the Australian market with the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro and although the entire train turned out to be an costly fare for each the corporate and the purchasers, that is certainly fairly a second. The precise-hand drive Camaro is right here, folks! And we received to thank Holden Particular Automobiles for altering the steering wheel and pedals to the “proper facet”.
To be supplied in each 2SS and ZL1 variants, the Camaro shall be taking over the Ford Mustang within the Australian market. Nevertheless, pricing will become the chink within the armor for the Chevy. The 2SS with the 6.2-liter V8 and 6-speed guide will retail for AUD 86,990 and the ZL1 will price a whopping AUD 159,999. The rise in value might be justified by the intensive and costly re-engineering concerned in changing a efficiency automotive from LHD to RHD.
There’s a bit of discrepancy within the energy output of the ZL1. The US-spec Camaro ZL1 churns out 650 hp of energy and 650 lb-ft of torque. The HSV-converted vehicles, then again, have been rated at 640 hp. You gained’t even observe the absence of 10 horses in the actual world although, however we marvel the place they galloped off to.
A 6-speed guide transmission with an Lively Rev system and launch management is customary fare on the ZL1 and A 10-speed automated transmission with paddle shifters, launch management, line-lock, and lift-foot gear maintain tech is optionally available.
The flamboyant price ticket hasn’t deterred events from putting the order as 150 of the 300 vehicles allotted for this 12 months have already discovered takers. All vehicles shall be imported as left-hand drives to Australia and can then be transformed to RHD by HSV at their facility in Clayton South, Victoria.