Right now, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro and Camaro ZL1 sold in Australia still retain their U.S. suspension tune, but HSV has been investigating adding an Aussie-specific suspension package, which would be sold as optional equipment. HSV has even said it may offer current U.S.-market styling packages, but none of it is for the 2019 model year.
“We want to make sure any additional cost that goes into it delivers a better outcome in unique Australian driving conditions. That takes time and money, it’s not just change a spring and away we go. There is a whole raft of things that interact; ESC, spring rates and dampers and so on” – HSV managing director Tim Jackson.
To Jackson, it’s primordial that the Camaro’s standard suspension tune remains the way it is out of respect for Chevrolet. So HSV’s promised handling package has no other choice than to be optional equipment.
On another note, it has been confirmed that the HSV Camaro ZL1 will be getting a track-oriented Goodyear Eagle F1 tire package. These are the tires that come on the cars when they arrive in Australia, to then be replaced by less aggressive Continental ContiSportContact 5 rubber that is better suited for daily driving. HSV will sell the Goodyear tires as a $1,000 option.