The Chevrolet Camaro is nearly ready to roll in Australia. Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) announced the car is days away from going on sale last week, and now the company has confirmed how much power the pony car will make.
HSV told Autocar New Zealand that the right-hand-drive Camaro will make identical power figures to the U.S.-spec car. Thus, we’re looking at 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque, or 339 kilowatts and 617 Newton-meters of torque in metric speak. The figure matches the Ford Mustang GT in Australia, which makes an identical 339 kW, but the Camaro produces an extra 61 Nm, or 45 lb-ft of torque.
The extra torque will come at a vastly higher price point, though. Since General Motors will have HSV convert the Camaro from left-hand to right-hand drive, the Camaro will likely carry a price tag around $71,000 USD, or $90,000 AUD. In comparison, the factory-built RHD Mustang costs roughly $30,000 AUD less.
The first converted Camaros will come in 2SS trimmings with only an eight-speed automatic transmission. HSV previously canned the six-speed manual transmission option but said the stick will show up in 2019 as an option.