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Hennessey’s Exorcist is a Camaro ZL1 with 746kW

Texas-based tuning company Hennessey has begun testing of its aptly-named Exorcist – a modified Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 designed to compete with the Dodge Charger SRT Demon. Thanks to extensive engine modifications to the standard Camaro ZL1's 6.2-litre supercharged V8 – including a larger supercharger, camshaft and cooling cores, a beefed-up valvetrain and freer-flowing intake system – the Exorcist produces a claimed 746kW and 1197Nm...

Toyota LandCruiser, Nissan Patrol, Ram 1500, Silverado 1500 in demand as buyers holiday at home

An increasing number of Australians are planning epic road trips on home soil because of travel restrictions overseas, according to the latest new-car sales data which has unearthed an unexpected trend. Sales of heavy-duty four-wheel-drives and towing vehicles – such as the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series, Nissan Patrol, Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – have either surged or remained relatively strong in the wake of the coronavirus crisis...

Ute beauty! Pick-up sales surge after COVID-19 lockdowns ease

MORE: All COVID-19 coverage here Sales of US pick-ups such as the Ram 1500 and newly released Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – as well as our perennial favourites the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger – have been bolting out the door in the first two weeks of May, according to numerous dealers and industry sources...

The $150,000 instant asset tax write-off: everything you need to know

The $150,000 instant asset write-off tax incentive introduced by the Federal Government in the lead-up to the coronavirus lockdowns has caused widespread confusion in the car industry about how it applies to motor vehicles. A special investigation by CarAdvice has found most major car companies are reluctant to offer any guidance about which vehicles might be eligible under the scheme scheduled to run from 12 March 2020 to 30 June 2020, the close of this financial year...

Right-hand-drive Corvette in doubt for Australia as GM stops development

The Chevrolet Corvette is in danger of not making it to Australia after General Motors in Detroit stopped engineering development of all vehicles during the COVID-19 lockdowns. A report out of the US – based on a leaked copy of a secret internal General Motors document – claims GM’s executive director in charge of program management, Michelle Braun, “recently issued a blanket order pausing all future car and truck development, including for the Corvette”...

Chevrolet Corvette high-performance heroes put on hold – report

A new report out of the US has provided a glimpse into the future for high-performance versions of the Chevrolet Corvette – coincidentally unearthed at the same time as General Motors has hit the brakes all future vehicle development. According to US publication, Hagerty, a list of Corvette variants and their proposed model year timing gives a solid indication of how Chevrolet will expand the line-up of its first ever mid-engined Corvette...

Chevrolet Camaro reaches the end of the line in Australia

The Chevrolet Camaro muscle car has reached the end of the line in Australia, with the last example rolling off the Holden Special Vehicles assembly line in the past few weeks. The Chevrolet Camaro SS was introduced locally in September 2018 while the high performance Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 went on sale in the middle of 2019...

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 by HSV priced from $113,990 plus on-road costs

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 V8 petrol pick-up – converted to factory right-hand-drive standards by Holden Special Vehicles in Melbourne – will start from $113,990 plus-on-road costs, or about $120,000 drive-away. This price puts the Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Premium Edition 1500 V8 petrol pick-up well above the Ram 1500 V8 Express ($79,950 drive-away) and the Ram 1500 V8 Laramie ($104,950 plus on-road costs)...

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 reaches the end of the line in Australia, only 100 remain

The current generation Chevrolet Silverado 2500 pick-up from the US – powered by a 6.6-litre V8 turbo diesel with an epic output of 332kW/1234Nm and a 5890kg towing capacity – has almost sold out in Australia. Only approximately 100 examples remain in dealer stock nationally after about 1200 were remanufactured in right-hand-drive to factory standards by Holden Special Vehicles in its Melbourne facility from June 2018...

The 10 most popular cars in video games, ranked

The most popular car brands and models to feature in video games have been revealed in a new study conducted by UK car sales website Carwow. The study – which analysed thousands of video games featuring cars (whether as the main focus or merely as tools for players to utilise) – ranked popularity based on how many appearances brands and models made across the titles...

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pricing and specs for Australia

The company once responsible for Australia’s hottest Commodores, HSV, has cemented itself as a centre of excellence for re-engineered left-hand drive products, and has now added the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pick-up to its range. The dual-cab Silverado ute was one of the top-selling trucks in the United States for 2019, just behind the Ford F-Series and the Ram pickup...