Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) has finally confirmed pricing for its new Chevrolet Camaro, which will be available in one variant, the 2SS, checking in at $85,990 plus on-road costs.
Production will begin at HSV's new production facility in Victoria this month, where it will convert the American muscle car to right-hand-drive specification.
The only option available from launch will be metallic paint, which will add $850 to the sticker price.
Only 550 units will be available in the first year, which according to HSV managing director Tim Jackson, will allow the distributor to have a stronger connection with its customers.
"Our business model has always been to provide a niche offering with strong connection and support to our customers and, with just 550 available in our first model year, we are excited to get the product in customers' hands" he said.
Standard equipment includes 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle tyres, power-adjustable heated and ventilated leather sports seats, a leather flat-bottomed steering wheel, a Bose nine-speaker sound system, power sunroof and keyless start.
The dash is dominated by an 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster, with access to four drive modes – Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice and Track.
The vehicle also benefits from a wireless phone charger, universal garage door opener and ambient interior lighting.
As reported, the Camaro is powered by a 339kW/617Nm 6.2-litre LT1 V8 engine which is matched exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Suspension is handled by twin-tube shock absorbers, and lightweight Brembos front and rear provide stopping power.
While customers can sometimes be turned off by conversions, Mr Jackson said he was confident that HSV will maintain the integrity of the left-hand-drive vehicle.
"This project has been over three years in the making and involved millions of dollars of investment in product development, testing and validation" he said.
"We set out with the goal of retaining the integrity of the left-hand-drive vehicle through the adoption of extensive engineering, development, and manufacturing processes".
"I can't think of another organisation, that is not one of the large OE manufacturers, that has challenged itself to conduct full volume compliance on a passenger vehicle".
2018 Chevrolet Camaro list pricing Chevrolet Camaro 2SS – automatic – $85,990
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