HSV Chevrolet Camaro specifications confirmed, automatic only

Some of the finer specs of the HSV Chevrolet Camaro have been released in the lead up to its Australian arrival later this year, including the engine figures and confirmation that it will be an automatic model only.

Under the bonnet, HSV confirms on its website that the local Camaro will be based on the 2SS version, which is powered by a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8. It looks like local outputs will peak at 330kW and 600Nm, although, at the time of writing, the HSV website also lists outputs of 339kW/617Nm further down the page with an asterisks saying “official certification pending”. This, likely to the disappointment of hardcore fans, will come matched exclusively to an eight-speed sports automatic.

From there the grunt is fed into a limited-slip differential. When it comes time to take on a corner, a set of four-piston front and rear Brembo brakes should provide strong deceleration. Passersby will be able to hear the muscle car coming thanks to a bi-modal exhaust system barking through stainless steel tips.

Standard features will include keyless entry and start, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, an old-looking leather-wrapped steering wheel, sunroof, dual-zone climate, and a comprehensive 7.0-inch touch-screen MyLink interface. The driver gets an 8.0-inch digital screen within the instrument cluster.

Prices are yet to be officially confirmed, however, an earlier leak had the price pinned at $90,000 (before on-roads). We’re going to take a stab in the dark here and say it probably won’t be able to match the sales success of the Ford Mustang in Australia, but will perhaps be a more exclusive option.

As previously confirmed, the Camaro will be imported and converted to right-hand driver by HSV’s parent company, Walkinshaw Performance in Melbourne.

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.