General Motors has released a new high-res gallery of its flagship Camaro SS V8 model.

Chevrolet Camaro SS V8 gallery

 

With much of its development carried out here in Australia by Holden engineers, naturally then it is powered by an LS3 V8 engine which also features in the local HSV line-up.

Chevrolet Camaro SS V8 gallery

The Camaro SS develops 315kW and 553Nm when mated with the 6-speed manual gearbox, which drops to 298kW and 535Nm with the 6-speed automatic.

 Chevrolet Camaro SS V8 gallery

The Camaro almost wasn't meant to be, with the initial concept never intended for production.

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When executives then gave it the green light, Australian boffins pieced together the modern interpretation of the classic American icon on underpinnings borrowed from Holden's billion dollar baby.

Chevrolet Camaro SS V8 gallery

Unfortunately, still no official word yet on whether the new Camaro will ever see Australian showrooms.