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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Each week we'll bring you a video wrap of the latest goings-on in the automotive industry and in Australia’s new-car market...

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2017 Chevrolet Camaro 'Z/28' spied
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro 'Z/28' spied

Our photographers have spotted the hottest version yet of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro on and around the Nurburgring. At the front, this Camaro prototype sports a refashioned front apron with massive lower air intake complete with a large honeycomb pattern. This is flanked by canards, while underneath there's an aggressive front splitter...


Chevrolet Camaro ‘will be built’ in right-hand drive if demand is high enough, says product chief
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Chevrolet Camaro ‘will be built’ in right-hand drive if demand is high enough, says product chief

The muscle car madness could continue in Australia, with a General Motors spokesperson confirming it is looking into whether a right-hand-drive version of the Chevrolet Camaro could work. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2016 New York motor show, Chevrolet Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser said that the US company is looking at opportunities in right-hand-drive markets, meaning a Camaro with a Holden badge could become a reality...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 revealed, promises to best all-comers
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 revealed, promises to best all-comers

The monstrous new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has been revealed. GM isn't holding its ego in check for this one, either, declaring that the new hero coupe is “designed to excel at everything”. Set to go on sale in the US later this year, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 is claimed to feature “unprecedented levels” of technology, refinement, acceleration and track capability...


Camaro or Corvette to take on Mustang locally?: Chevrolet exec tight-lipped on Holden's new V8 sports car
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Camaro or Corvette to take on Mustang locally? Chevrolet exec tight-lipped on Holden's new V8 sports car

The Ford Mustang, only recently launched in Australia, is already subject to huge waiting lists. With the market's interest in the new Mustang now patently clear, we wanted to compare two potential options for Holden's rear-wheel drive sports car, post Commodore. This week, we saddled up with the Chevrolet Camaro SS and Corvette Stingray, checking out both models at the 2016 Delhi motor show...


Holden unconcerned by lack of Camaro, despite huge Mustang pre-orders
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Holden unconcerned by lack of Camaro, despite huge Mustang pre-orders

Holden insists it is not annoyed at the lack of right-hand drive availability on the Chevrolet Camaro, at the same time as nemesis Ford Australia is having sell-out success with the new Mustang. As we reported this week, Ford’s entire 2016 allocation of 4000 Mustangs is apparently sold out, with 80 per cent secured via deposit before even going on sale...


Ford Mustang sold out until 2017
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Ford Mustang sold out until 2017

The Ford Mustang is now completely sold out in Australia for all of 2016. Ford said today that its Australian Mustang order bank ahead of the January launch now sat at 4000 units, 80 per cent of which had been secured with deposits. This is the entire 2016 allocation. First customer cars landed in Melbourne today, with three more shipments arriving inside a few days...


SEMA 2015: 11 eye-catching concepts
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SEMA 2015: 11 eye-catching concepts

With its mix of outlandish enhancements and 'what were they thinking' concepts, the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas might not be everybody's cup of tea - but it does throw up its fair share of interesting automobiles. To give you a taster of what that all means, we've put together a handful of the most eye-catching machines at this year's show...


Chevrolet Camaro, Nova restomods debut new crate engines at SEMA 2015
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Chevrolet Camaro, Nova restomods debut new crate engines at SEMA 2015

Two restomods, a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS and a 1967 Chevrolet Nova, have been unveiled by GM at 2015 SEMA to show off its new crate engines. The restored 1970 Camaro RS (above and below) has been given the LT4 crate engine. The 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine is also used to power the Corvette Z06, and develops 485kW of power and 881Nm of torque...


Chevrolet Camaro SS Black and Red Accent Package concepts to debut at SEMA
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Chevrolet Camaro SS Black and Red Accent Package concepts to debut at SEMA

Two concept cars, the Chevrolet Camaro SS Black Accent Package and Chevrolet Camaro SS Red Accent Package, will be part of the bow tie brand's display at the 2015 SEMA show. Unlike some vehicles that will be displayed at the show, such as 521kW "Brute Ute" based on the Hyundai Tuscon, the Chevrolet Camaro SS Black Accent Package and Red Accent Package concepts are fairly sedate...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible officially revealed
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible officially revealed

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible was revealed in Detroit overnight, precisely five weeks after the coupe version premiered, and ahead of its UK-market showroom launch at the start of 2016. The official reveal comes a day after images leaked online...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible leaked online
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible leaked online

Photos, which are claimed to be, of the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro convertible were briefly published on the bow tie brand's official website ahead of its launch later this week. The images were quickly taken down, but not before fans on the Camaro6 forum managed to save a copy and republish them...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro unveiled
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro unveiled

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro has been unveiled at an enthusiast's event in Detroit after a succession of teasers and leaks. Buyers of the sixth-gen Camaro can choose between three different engines at launch: an in-line four-cylinder, a V6 and a V8. A 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 205kW of power and 400Nm of torque is billed by the company as the most efficient Camaro ever...


Chevrolet Camaro leaked completely undisguised on cable TV show
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Chevrolet Camaro leaked completely undisguised on cable TV show

The Chevrolet Camaro has been accidentally revealed a day ahead of its official unveiling by a cable business news channel that's available across the world. CNBC aired several images of the sixth-generation Camaro during its breakfast show Squawk Box. The photos you see were posted on the GM Inside News forums, and were captured by users HuJass and FenwickHockey65 with their smartphones...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro teased again ahead of debut
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro teased again ahead of debut

With just days to go until the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is unveiled in full, General Motors has revealed more photos and details about its new pony car. According to the company, the new Camaro has been subjected to 350 hours in wind tunnels. Its design and engineering teams reportedly wanted to fine tune the car's air flow to reduce aerodynamic lift, improve engine cooling and eliminate unwanted drag...


Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro rear end and bonnet teased
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Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro rear end and bonnet teased

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro has been teased, once again, ahead of its official debut and unveiling next month. Ed Welburn, GM's global design chief, says that the next-gen Camaro features "a more expressive evolution of the Camaro’s iconic character, and one that complements its leaner size and sharper reflexes"...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro to be revealed in May
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro to be revealed in May

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro will be revealed in two months’ time, breaking cover at a day-long celebration of the iconic American muscle car in Detroit on May 16. Chevrolet overnight released a video teasing the new Camaro’s rorty engine note along with a new silver badge with the red, white and blue of the American flag...


Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu teased in leaked promotional image
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Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu teased in leaked promotional image

A promotional image from General Motors has been leaked and published online, and it gives us our best view yet of the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Malibu. The leaked image, which promotes all of the new passenger car models that Chevy will debut this year in the US, comes hot on the heels of official info from GM about the next-gen Malibu and Barina Spark...


Chevrolet Camaro : Next-generation coupe rendered from Detroit teaser image
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Chevrolet Camaro : Next-generation coupe rendered from Detroit teaser image

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro may look very similar to the above rendering, as it's based on an official, but deliberately obscured, image issued by General Motors. At the Chevrolet press conference, which kicked off this year's Detroit motor show, GM's mainstream brand had a backdrop consisting of five future models all artfully photographed as silhouettes...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro spied for the first time
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro spied for the first time

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has been spied for the first time, giving us our first look at the sixth-generation ‘pony car’ that will go head-to-head with the new Ford Mustang. The next-gen Camaro – codenamed ‘A1BC’ – will be new from the ground up, trading its ageing, Australian-engineered Zeta architecture underpinnings for a version of the newer, lighter Alpha rear-wheel-drive chassis shared with the Cadillac ATS and CTS models...