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?