Seriously, are we gonna get this puppy or not? Rumours have been jumping around the vine for the last couple of years on whether the latest incarnation of GM's Camaro is going to land in OZ to refill the soon "glass is half empty" side of our V8 world. Right now the glass is only half full with Ford fans' pending Mustang.
Holden's imminent demise is definitely going to leave us wanting, if not for competition, then for choice. So what is GM's play? The problems seem to hover around RHD (
The shared Zeta platform architecture shared with the Commodore is half the battle won. Moreover the balance of design, engineering and development
2.0L Turbo: 275 hp
0-100kph (sec): 5.4 (man.) 5.5 (auto.)
Middle of the road
3.6L V-6: 335 hp
0-100kph (sec): 5.2 (man.) 5.1 (auto.)
6.2L V-8: 455 hp
0-100kph (sec): 4.3 (man.) 4.0 (auto.)
So let's get this straight; this thing is badass. Each variant delivers performance negligible against the other. You'll
If previous incarnations are anything to go by, this next version is just as
If we get the Camaro to regale our streets, pricing is up in the air. If you're familiar with the current import game, you could guesstimate by checking prices in US dollars, then multiply the exchange rate to AU dollars, add on a few thousand for importing, shipping, another huge whack for some luxury car tax and probably about 30K for RHD conversion. I don't know how much that is exactly, but it sounds in the neighbourhood of double and a pinch of 'ripoff'' for that which it's worth. We'll only save money if production RHD is in the mix at GM. Latest rumours are buzzing GM won't put RHD production into action for five years until 2020 due to the impact of the GFC, leaving the Ford Mustang as a singular market choice until then.
All that being said, there's a lot of chatter about the '
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