Camaro puts on the gloves for The General in Oz: Wheels magazine preview – November 2018

HSV have a ring-in Yank ready to take on Ford’s Mustang in the clash of rear-drive V8 coupes

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THERE’S an American invader on our streets, and a new issue of Wheels on newsstands this month.

The November issue of Wheels goes on sale today, and our resident good ‘ol boy Ash Westerman has put HSV’s converted Chevrolet Camaro to the test on local roads for the definitive Aussie verdict.

Before Westerman was cut loose in the rear-drive V8 coupe, Deputy Editor Andy Enright was given an exclusive look inside HSV’s Clayton facility to witness firsthand the process of re-engineering the Camaro to suit Australians. Spoiler alert: there’s a lot to it.

Ryan Lewis has also been playing with a rear-drive coupe, though this time it’s missing two cylinders but gained a turbocharger. Yup, it’s the reborn Toyota Supra, and Lewis was lucky enough to get behind the wheel of a pre-production prototype on both road and track.

Ben Oliver filled his grill with bugs on the Isle of Man in the gun slinging BAC Mono. Don’t like sharing? This single seat wonder is the car for you.

If you are in the market for a mid-size SUV our team of experts have been out on the road with a four car comparison, pitting the Mazda CX-5 against the fresh fifth-gen Subaru Forester, sporty Ford Escape ST-Line, and former COTY finalist the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Our resident motorsport fanatic Cameron Kirby was handed an access all areas pass at this year’s Sandown 500. Instead of sneaking his way into Craig Lowndes’ trailer, he shadowed Craig Baird, the man put in charge of keeping the rowdiest touring car drivers on the planet in check.

All the news from the 2018 Paris Auto Show

Enright and Lewis were our boots on the ground at the Paris Motor Show, and the dynamic duo returned with luggage filled with pastries, and notebooks brimming with the hottest news. We’ve got classic BMW racing at Laguna Seca, Holden’s pivotal Acadia SUV under the microscope and the intriguing story of sabotage and other shenanigans on the London-to-Sydney road race.

While regular readers need to look for the bright red Camaro on newsstands, subscribers will enjoy the return of special covers landing in the mail box.

All that, plus our usual selection of in-depth first drives, opinion, long-term test reports, and all the facts and figures that matter in Showroom.

The issue is available now at your local newsagent, or online at


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