HSV Chevrolet Camaro to start from AU$90,000

Prices for the upcoming HSV Camaro have been leaked online via a dealer website, confirming the Chevrolet muscle car will kick off from AU$90,000.

At this price point the Camaro will have to do well to win over American muscle car fans as the Ford Mustang GT, which is made in right-hand drive from the factory as opposed to the Camaro being converted locally by HSV, starts from $57,490 for the V8 version.

Details of the pricing appeared in a recent CarAdvice report, with screen shots showing confirmation that we’ll get the Camaro SS. It features a 6.2-litre ‘LT1’ V8 producing 339kW. It’s unknown if the price is in regards to a six-speed manual or the eight-speed automatic.

Also confirmed are the prices for the HSV SportsCat, based on the Holden Colorado. It seems the base version will start from $65,000, with a SportsCat+ variant starting from $72,000. The upper version adds special exterior garnishes such as bolstered wheel arches and performance AP Racing brakes.

The new ute was revealed late last year, featuring the regular 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine. As disappointing as it might be, using the standard engine, the SportsCat uses bespoke suspension, big brakes, and a sporty exterior package including two-tone dark alloy wheels.

Lastly, it looks like the HSV Chevrolet Silverado will start from $130,000. At this stage it is unknown what specification we will get exactly. Given the base model double-cab Silverado starts from around US$36,095 in the US, the Aussie price could be a hard sell to some.

All three vehicles will officially launch a bit later this year, with the SportsCat set to hit the market first. Official info is expected to be announced soon.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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