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HSV confirms 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 outputs

By Louis Cordony, 15 May 2019 News

HSV confirms 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 outputs news

Camaro ZL1’s supercharged V8 officially rated

HSV has finally confirmed the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1’s engine outputs.

After signing off on its local compliance program, it’s rated the 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine at 477kW at 6400rpm and 881Nm at 3600rpm.

Comparatively, the figures are slightly different to the American-market ZL1 that produces 485kW and 868Nm, or 8kW less and 13Nm more. HSV has said this comes down to local testing guidelines, having made no changes to its US-spec powertrain. It also says the LT4 tolerates local 91RON fuel.

That’s also 138kW and 264Nm more than the 2SS atmo V8’s 339kW/617Nm, making it the most powerful HSV on sale by some margin.

Either way, the Camaro ZL1 should be as fast as intended when it launches locally this month. GM’s claimed acceleration figures state the rear-drive ZL1 can blast to 60mph (97km/h) from rest in 3.5 seconds and cross 400m in 11.4 seconds when equipped with a 10-speed automatic.

It’s also available with a six-speed transmission that adds two tenths to its 0-100km/h time and four tenths to the quoted 400m figure. Prices for the manual version start at $159,990 before on road costs, whereas the 10-speed adds another $2200.

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Construction on swapping it from left-hand drive to right-hook is underway. When finished, it’ll feature the best bits from the Camaro’s extensive options catalogue like magnetic dampers tuned to FE4-spec, an electronically controlled locking rear-differential and front six-piston Monobloc Brembos.

Along with that, it’ll score 2019-specific upgrades like Infotainment 3, forward collision alert and a rear-camera mirror. It’s not stated to feature the on-board Performance Data recorder standard on the US car.