2018 Chevrolet Camaro Australian power figures confirmed

HSV has officially confirmed exact power figures for locally converted Camaros

2018 Chevrolet Camaro

CHEVROLET Camaros sold in Australia will have an identical power figure to their natural rival, the Ford Mustang.

HSV has been tight-lipped up until now about official, ADR compliant outputs for the Camaro, which the local outfit will convert to right-hand drive for sale in Australia.

However, a HSV spokesman has confirmed to Wheels the American coupes will generate 339kW and 617Nm from a 6.2-litre naturally-aspirated LT1 V8 engine.

2018 Chevrolet Camaro  rear

In America, Chevrolet claims the 2SS Camaro produces 340kW and 615Nm. Meanwhile, the facelifted 2018 Ford Mustang, which recently went on sale in Australia, is available with 339kW and 556Nm in flagship GT variants.

The Blue Oval’s pony car is fitted with a 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated V8, paired with either a six-speed manual, or 10-speed automatic transmission for $62,990, and $66,259 respectively, in Fastback form.

While the Mustang and Camaro have identical power figures (339kW), the Camaro has a significant torque advantage, with an extra 61Nm of twisting force being sent to the rear axle.

2018 Chevrolet Camaro side

Chevrolet claims the 2SS will crack 60mph (97km/h) from zero in 4.0-seconds, but HSV has not revealed local performance figures.

Ford claims the locally delivered Mustang will hit 100km/h from standstill in 4.3-seconds when fitted with the 10-speed auto.

In the US and Europe Camaros are sold with both eight-speed automatic, and six-speed manual transmissions, while the 2SS-specification models coming to Australia are expected to initially be available solely with the self-shifting unit.

2018 Chevrolet Camaro front

Independent dyno testing by our sister-magazine Motor revealed that the automatic 2018 Ford Mustang produces 314.8kW at the rear hubs.

While HSV has been taking pre-orders for the Camaro, it is not yet available in showrooms, and final pricing is yet to be confirmed.


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