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OUR mates at MO­TOR mag­a­zine re­cently took the 2018 HSV Ca­maro 2SS for a drive. HSV? Yep, Holden’s per­for­mance arm has taken Chevro­let’s iconic, V8-pow­ered, rear-drive mus­cle car and con­verted it to right-hand drive for the Aussie mar­ket. That means it ain’t cheap though; it will sell for $85,990 be­fore on-roads – $20K more than the Mus­tang. It’s pow­ered by 6.2-litre LT1 V8 mak­ing 339kw and 617Nm, but it’s avail­able only with an auto trans­mis­sion. So the ques­tion is: Would you buy one?

Dan King – Rather a Mus­tang and the ex­tra $20K in my bank. Ben Thor­son – You’ll need that 20 grand to re­pair it af­ter it drives into a crowd. Ja­son Burow – For sure the Mus­tang is a bet­ter deal, and the Ca­maro is a joke con­sid­er­ing I got a Gen-f2 GTS with a su­per­charged LSA with 430kw out of the box for less – that’s the prob­lem. Dan Heinz – Mus­tangs will de­pre­ci­ate 20 times faster. Money to burn. Jef­fer­son Bayliss – Waste of time and money. Why don’t they get the fac­tory to build them in RHD like the Mus­tang? David San­ford – GM only thinks about Amer­ica.

An­drew Jack­son – Why don’t we just change the rules so we can drive them left hook? Tris­tan Ed­monds – Yawn, that re­view reads

av­er­age at best. It’s 100 per cent over­priced – BMW M2 ter­ri­tory.

Ricky Roberts – Hope the ZL1 ver­sion fol­lows. Cherie Cox – It does not com­pete with a Holden.

Eli Rose – Could buy a dirty old Com­modore, build it to out­run one of these ev­ery day and still have cash left in the pocket lol!

San­dro Grazi­oli – Cheaper to put a Chev badge on a Com­modore.

An­drew Fraser – All that con­ver­sion work and it will be re­placed soon any­way with the new model with the new 10-speed ’box, etc. Why would you bother buy­ing one now?

Dar­ren Robert­son – I was at HSV last Fri­day when you jour­nal­ists were hav­ing a look around. Very pro­fes­sional build and you can see where the dol­lars are. Look­ing for­ward to my de­liv­ery date.

Glen Neeves – Please for the love of God, use the Ca­maro in the Su­per­cars cham­pi­onship in­stead of the new shit­box Com­modores.

Mark Wright – It’ll come even­tu­ally. The fac­tory will be pro­duc­ing RHD man­u­als and then we can all smile.

Tom Ra­dit­sas – Surely they could bring it in as a roller. Then it would im­port un­der the lux­ury car tax price. Why put the en­gine in at the fac­tory on these cars and then take the en­gine out again for the con­ver­sion here?

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