HSV Camaro power figures confirmed

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Words: Nile Bijoux
22 Aug 2018

HSV has confirmed the power output for right-hook Camaros set to be sold in Australia and New Zealand.

A spokesperson for HSV told an Aussie publication that the American muscle car will be making 339kW and 617Nm from a 6.2-litre naturally-aspirated LT1 V8 engine, virtually identical to the American version.

Keen-eyed readers will spot the similarities between those figures and the Camaro’s natural rival, the Ford Mustang. Ford’s contender is currently pushing 339kW and 556Nm in flagship GT form but does so with a smaller 5.0-litre V8. However, the Camaro offers 61 extra newts of twisting force.

The 2SS-spec Camaro is also set to only be offered with an eight-speed automatic, while the Mustang can be had with a six-speed manual. HSV is keeping quiet about performance figures for the Bow-Tie, but we managed to coax the 2018 auto-equipped Mustang GT to 100km/h in 4.86 seconds.

Another key difference between the two cars will be the price. The cost of the Camaro is still to be confirmed, but we know that it will be more expensive than Mustang. As such, HSV isn’t looking for a direct, one-on-one fight between the two.

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