HSV’S CA­MARO PRIC­ING

NZV8 - - WORLD NEWS -

Fol­low­ing the launch of both the Colorado Sport­sCat and the Chevro­let Sil­ver­ado, Holden Spe­cial Ve­hi­cles (HSV) has now con­firmed pric­ing for its new Chevro­let Ca­maro 2SS. HSV will be re-en­gi­neer­ing and re­man­u­fac­tur­ing the cur­rent Chevro­let Ca­maro for the Aus­tralian and New Zealand mar­kets — the first man­u­fac­turer to do so with full vol­ume com­pli­ance. The driv­ing force be­hind the Ca­maro 2SS is the 6.2-litre LT1 V8, fea­tur­ing di­rect in­jec­tion, vari­able valve tim­ing, and ac­tive fuel man­age­ment — com­bin­ing ef­fi­ciency with power. Speak­ing of which, it’s good for 455hp and 455lb·ft, and will be avail­able only with GM’s new eight-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. “This project has been over three years in the mak­ing and in­volved mil­lions of dol­lars of in­vest­ment in prod­uct de­vel­op­ment, test­ing, and val­i­da­tion. We set out with the goal of re­tain­ing the in­tegrity of the left-hand-drive ve­hi­cle through the adop­tion of ex­ten­sive en­gi­neer­ing, de­vel­op­ment, and man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­cesses. We are proud to say we be­lieve we have achieved our goal,” said HSV’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Tim Jack­son. “I can’t think of an­other or­ga­ni­za­tion that is not one of the large OE man­u­fac­tur­ers, that has chal­lenged it­self to con­duct full vol­ume com­pli­ance on a pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cle. The in­ter­est and push we have had from cus­tomers and the GM faith­ful to bring this ve­hi­cle to mar­ket has been noth­ing short of ex­cep­tional.” The Chevro­let Ca­maro 2SS has had its RRP con­firmed at $NZ104,990, with the com­pany re­port­ing that the first model year will be lim­ited to just 550 units, in­clud­ing 38 for New Zealand. By the time you read this, the man­u­fac­ture of the Chevro­let Ca­maro will have com­menced at HSV’s new pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity in Clay­ton South, Vic­to­ria.

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