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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coming to Australia with 480kW

It's been the worst-kept secret in the industry, but we can finally officially reveal HSV will import and convert the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 from April this year, with pricing to start from $159,990 before on-road costs...

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2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coming to Australia with manual option
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS coming to Australia with manual option

HSV has confirmed it'll bring the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro to Australia, complete with the option of a manual transmission and a higher $86,990 starting price before on-road costs. Headline news is the addition of a six-speed manual option to the Camaro, which now becomes the standard transmission. A 10-speed automatic is an option ($2200) and brings customisable launch control and line-lock...


2019 Ford Mustang GT v Chevrolet Camaro 2SS comparison
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2019 Ford Mustang GT v Chevrolet Camaro 2SS comparison

While we’ve said goodbye to the Commodore and Falcon, the muscle car war hasn’t died off completely. For the first time, it’s the traditional US rivals that square off Down Under, with the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS now on sale (albeit in limited numbers) alongside the 2018 Ford Mustang GT...


CarAdvice podcast 133: Camaro v Mustang!
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CarAdvice podcast 133: Camaro v Mustang!

Join Mandy Turner, Trent Nikolic, and Tony Crawford in Sydney for the CarAdvice Christmas Party! Tony talks about his new purchase, a Ford Mustang Bullitt, and we announce the winner of guess the exhaust. In car news, external airbags have been put to the test, an i30 N Line has joined the Hyundai range, the McLaren 720S Spider has been revealed, and the Toyota GR Supra Super GT Concept has been teased...


2018 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS review
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS review

The Chevy Camaro is now available through HSV's dealer network, giving muscle car buyers another option in this post-Maloo/GTS world. The RHD conversion is top-notch, but also means it costs much more than a Mustang.


Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO: Electric drag racer unveiled
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Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO: Electric drag racer unveiled

Developed in conjunction with Hancock and Lane Racing, a team specialising electric drag racing, the Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO concept has an electric motor making over 522kW (700hp) of power, and 813Nm of torque. Chevrolet estimates the eCOPO can blast through the quarter mile (400m) in around 9.0 seconds, although the company admits testing is still ongoing...


Chevrolet Camaro hybrids could be on the cards - report
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Chevrolet Camaro hybrids could be on the cards - report

Earlier this week, a Ford advertising campaign teased a Mustang hybrid of some sort. Now, it looks like there could be electrified competition coming from Chevrolet. According to a report from Motor Authority, which cites a forum post, a group of current Camaro owners were recently surveyed by Chevrolet about how they'd receive a hybrid, turbocharged four-cylinder or a hybrid V8 powertrain...


Chevrolet Camaro 'Shock' revealed for SEMA
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Chevrolet Camaro 'Shock' revealed for SEMA

Chevrolet has revealed a special example of its 2019 Camaro for this year's SEMA show, which kicks off on October 30. Finished in an eye-catching bright yellow dubbed 'Shock', the Camaro show car is based on the 2019 model-year SS and features new accessories and performance parts that will soon be available from US Chevrolet dealers...


2018 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS review
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS review

Aussie muscle car fans have a new option in the form of the Chevrolet Camaro, thanks to a RHD conversion by HSV, bringing American style and performance to local shores at a near-OEM level.


2019 HSV Camaro pricing and specs
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2019 HSV Camaro pricing and specs

HSV has announced pricing and specs for its hotly-anticipated, right-hand drive converted take on the Chevrolet Camaro 2SS. First up, the burning question of money. You'll pay $85,990 before on-road costs for the automatic Chevrolet muscle car, plus $850 if you want Bright Yellow, Garnet Red or Hyper Blue Metallic paint. Power comes from a 6...


Demon v ZL1 v ZR1 track battle - video
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Demon v ZL1 v ZR1 track battle - video

Chevrolet and Dodge have had some epic muscle car battles over the years – think Corvette and Viper for example. With the Viper gone, Dodge's flagship performance models have been SRT versions of the Challenger coupe, the most potent version being the Demon. In the Chevrolet corner, meanwhile, the General Motors subsidiary has maintained its two-pronged attack with the Corvette and Camaro...


HSV: Chevrolet Camaro hitting showrooms this month
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HSV: Chevrolet Camaro hitting showrooms this month

The factory-converted HSV Camaro is almost ready to roll, with production kicking off shortly ahead of a 'late August, early September' on-sale date. Die-hard GM muscle car fans don't have long to wait for the locally converted right-hook Camaro, with HSV confirming cars should start popping up in dealers either late in August or early in September...


Time Machine Tuesday: 29 May 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 29 May 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of May 29 in years past...


HSV Camaro to be auto-only
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HSV Camaro to be auto-only

Initial specifications for the HSV Chevrolet Camaro have been revealed, and spoiler alert – there's no manual version. The Camaro will be imported and converted in only one spec: outgoing MY18 2SS trim, rather than the facelifted MY19 version. And, according to HSV's website, the V8 sports car will only be available locally with an eight-speed automatic transmission...


Poll: 2019 Chevrolet Camaro topples Ford Mustang
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Poll: 2019 Chevrolet Camaro topples Ford Mustang

Chevrolet split opinion with the 2019 Camaro, eschewing a sleek face for a fussier look in line with the brand's wider range, but that hasn't stopped the GM Pony Car from taking down the Ford Mustang in our latest poll. A handy 57 per cent of respondents preferred the Camaro to the (also facelifted) Mustang...


CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!
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CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!

Mike Costello and Mike Stevens join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the Ford Focus has been revealed, along with the Audi A6 Avant. Also, pricing and details have been released for the Lexus LS and Ford Ranger Raptor. Plus, the BMW M2 Competition has been leaked, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is headed Down Under...


2019 Chevrolet Camaro facelift unveiled
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2019 Chevrolet Camaro facelift unveiled

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro coupe and convertible range has been given an extensive update, including significant revisions to its looks. The biggest changes have taken place at the front, with all Camaro models featuring wider headlamp units with lengthened daytime running light elements. Variants powered by the 2...


Hennessey-tuned Camaro exorcises the Dodge Demon – VIDEO
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Hennessey-tuned Camaro exorcises the Dodge Demon – VIDEO

Hennessey Performance has picked up the gauntlet laid down by the Dodge Demon, outrunning the factory-fresh Fiat Chrysler dragster in a Camaro called 'The Exorcist'. Based on a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, The Exorcist has been boosted to 756kW and 1197Nm. The results are predictably impressive...


HSV: SportsCat, Camaro and Silverado pricing revealed
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HSV: SportsCat, Camaro and Silverado pricing revealed

Pricing for HSV's 2018 range has been revealed on a dealer website, showing prices for the SportsCat, SportsCat+, Camaro and Silverado. The range kicks off from $65,000 for the entry-level HSV SportsCat, which is based on the Holden Colorado Z71. As we reported late last year, the HSV SportsCat will feature a design that veers away from the current Colorado Z71 offering, but will carryover the same engine and power outputs...


HSV: Chevrolet Camaro confirmed for Australia
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HSV: Chevrolet Camaro confirmed for Australia

The Chevrolet Camaro will be converted to right-hand drive by HSV, giving Holden a response to Australia’s best-selling sports car. HSV this week confirmed long-running rumours that the Camaro would bring its rivalry with the Mustang from America to local showrooms, giving Holden fans a V8 option following the demise of the home-grown Commodore in the process...