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Because of the fact that local automobile manufacturer, Holden, has stopped production in the country. Australia is about to lose its homegrown muscle cars now that the Commodore has come its way as the Opel Insignia’s variant. However, Crossover Car Conversions, Australia’s leading import and conversion specialist since 1990, that has a wide array of choices from a Mustang, Camaro, to Ford GT, is offering a right-hand drive Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 as an alternative.
But it isn’t that simple. The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has a base price of $63,435 with a six-speed manual, and if you want a 10-speed manual, it will cost you $65,830. But it doesn’t end there. Having the car shipped all the way to Australia will means you’ll have to add shipping fees and local taxes. So, getting the ZL1 and then converting it to a right-hand drive will be very costly. In fact, simply swapping the steering wheel will cost you another $33,700 (44,000 Australian dollars), and after adding all the other costs, the Camaro will have a price tag price of around $115,000 ($150,000 AUD).
With a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that can yield up to 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (880 Newton-metres) of torque, the ZL1 is actually the fastest Camaro ever, having a top speed of 198 miles per hour (318 kilometers per hour). Furthermore, due to its 10-speed automatic rapid acceleration, it can shift much faster than a Porsche dual-clutch PDK - that in just 3.5 seconds, it can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour). The 2017 Camaro ZL1 is definitely one powerful machine.Read the entire article Costs of bringing in and converting Chevy Camaro ZL1 in Australia are very high
In Australia, factories of GM-owned subsidiary Holden, have closed and so the automaker is looking for ways to keep the fans of the performance brand loyal. Despite the fact that the Mustang is the current best seller as it continues to outsell other sports cars in the region, Holden Special Vehicles and Chevy will work together on a plan to introduce the Camaro to the Australian market next year.
In 2018, Chevrolet will be selling the Camaro SS through the same dealer network, according to Wheels Mag. Of course, HSV engineers will convert the left-hand drive Camaro into right-hand drive for Australia. Under the hood, it will still have the 6.2 liter V8, allowing it to produce 455 horsepower (339 kilowatts).
As usual, the Camaro won’t come cheap. In Australia, one could get it for $80,000 AUD ($62,675 USD). For comparison’s sake, the entry level Mustang with a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine starts at $44,990 AUD ($57,425 USD). On the other hand, for $57,499 AUD ($73,380 USD), customers can get the Mustang GT with a V8 engine that is paired with an automatic gearbox. According to GM, due to the $20,000 price difference, the Camaro and the Mustang are not to be considered direct competitors in the region.Read the entire article Chevy Camaro SS confirmed to reach the land down under in late 2018
As we know, only the fastest and most worthy cars take on the Nurburgring, and one of those models include the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE with a lap time of 7:16.04. Though it may not be the record holder, it still made its mark around the Green Hell. One thing we have just learned though is that this model will never make it to European streets, this is because of the European pedestrian safety standards.
Unlike the standard ZL1, the ZL1 1LE variant overall has a more aggressive body kit, front splitter, massive front dive planes and a huge carbon-fiber rear wing. These aerodynamic components make it extra aggressive and a menace on the track, according to Motor Trend. Apart from good looks, the main purpose of the dive planes is to cool the car down, while adding downforce when on the track, but this also makes the vehicle more threatening to pedestrians, according to EU safety rules. In fact, giving the ZL1 LE the dive planes alone are enough reason to buy the car, while also making it illegal on the road.
If you want to convert your standard ZL1 to a 1LE, you will have to shell out an extra $7,500 over the ZL1’s standard price, which includes a number of upgrades. Both trims come equipped with a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 with 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (880 Newton-metres) of torque. The main difference is that the 1LE gives it a diet where it loses 60 pounds (27 kilograms) off the standard ZL1 - thanks to its thinner rear windows, and fixed rear seats.Read the entire article 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is not legal in Europe
Chevrolet has been pretty lucky in races they have participated in. From the Chevrolet SS, the Impala, to the Camaro. Recently, the company introduced the Camaro ZL1, which will be the race car they will use for the 2018 season.
To give you a little bit of a back story, the Chevrolet SS has won around 70 MENCS races for the company since it replaced the Impala in 2013. Besides that, the company has also used a Camaro in the Xfinity Series in the same year.
In the past four years, Chevrolet has been running the SS performance sedan, but since it is going out of production this year, they needed a replacement, and this is how the 2018 Camaro ZL1 enters the picture. The ZL1 is powered by a supercharged 650 horsepower V8 so the manufacturer is pretty confident to race this model.Read the entire article 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 race car prepares for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Porsche has created some of the world’s most iconic and timeless vehicles. One of them is the oblong-shaped Porsche 911, a timeless beauty impossible to duplicate. The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS is one of these timeless beauties and is particularly famous (and coveted) amongst collectors. The 911 was a big hit in the early 70s because of the 2.7 RS, Porsche’s “hardcore homologation special” which ultimately became a fearsome track contender. The year after the release of the 2.7 RS, Porsche wanted to do something out of the ordinary and thus released the 3.0-liter RS, stepping its game up in the race track.
This super rare 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS is considered to be more special than its 1973 predecessor and is quite a sight to behold for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
To know that these collector’s items still exist is quite thrilling especially for fans and collectors alike. Recently, it has been reported that one of six examples of the right-hand drive Carrera 3.0 RS can be found in the United Kingdom. Let’s take a look.Read the entire article Rare Mexico Blue RHD 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS up for grabs in the UK
An RHD (right hand drive) BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been listed to be for sale by Romans International, UK’s leading supercar dealership. The first owner of this rare BMW would have had to dish out about £135,000 in the UK. Production of this rare RHD DTM Champion Edition is limited to only 200 units.
BMW revealed the M4 DTM Champion Edition in October 2016 as it paid tribute to Marco Wittmann, BMW Motorsport Works Driver who won the championship title in the same year. In just 2 years since making his first championship win, Wittmann once again held the DTM driver’s title in the 2016 finale. Never before has BMW come out with a special edition model that is so closely related to motor racing.
Unlike the standard M4, the DTM Champion Edition gets an additional 51kW and 50Nm under the hood. As a result of this, the Champion Edition model boasts a zero-100kmh acceleration in just 3.8 seconds with top speed of up to 305 km/h.Read the entire article For Sale in the UK: BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition (RHD)
There is no doubt that the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 can perform. And not only can it perform, it can definitely impress a lot of car enthusiasts. But if you think the ZL1 can do a better job, you are indeed right about that. Chevrolet just announced the 1LE option package for the said model, to ensure that the muscle machine efficiently uses every bit of its 650 horsepower down to the road.
You can get the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE along with the track-focused equipment for a total of $69,995, which already includes the $995 destination fee, as soon as this summer. The 1LE option package has a price of $7,500.
The Camaro ZL1 that comes with the optional 1LE package is currently the range topper in the lineup. If you choose to get the said package, your Camaro will be given performance parts such as Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve dampers - this will allow the driver adjust the ride height at the front. There is also a three-way adjustable rear stabilizer bar.Read the entire article Range topping 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE starts at $69,995
Hennessey Performance recently published a riveting video showing The Exorcist’s 959.32 hp and 756.29 lb-ft of torque on the rear wheels.
As it turns out, the tuner from Texas wants to announce to the world that “The Exorcist” Camaro ZL1 could cast out an incredible 959 hp on the Dyno test. It isn’t even close to the SRT Demon’s 840 hp at the crankshaft.
The theory is based on actual math, starting with the fifteen percent “drivetrain loss” on the Demon’s 1,103 hp. As for the ZL1, the boosted performance was made possible by Hennessey’s decision to upgrade the Camaro’s ECU, intakes and supercharger. Needless to say, the competition between Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Hennessey Performance Engineering’s Chevy Camaro is heating up even more.Read the entire article Hennessey tests the Exorcist Camaro ZL1 on the Dyno, possibly to scare the Challenger SRT Demon
It’s pretty neat if you possess something of an extraordinary breed like, say, the Pagani Huayra. There are after all just a total of 100 units ever been built by the exotic car manufacturer. As with every new Pagani supercar, each client can collaborate with the team to help create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece -- where science meets art. Out of the 100 examples however, there are actually two right-hand-drive Huayra’s that came out as part of their deal with Mercedes-AMG— the company that supplied its engine.
For those who have been wondering what happened to the two RHD Huayras, well, a UK dealer has recently listed the exclusive supercar for the price of $2,360,410 (that’s equivalent to £1,849,990 in the UK). On the listing, the dealer said the car comes in the same factory color (Dubai Red) with exposed carbon fiber and glossy top coat protective film. The set of wheels on the other hand is specified to come in silver finish.
Elsewhere, the Dubai Red Pagani Huayra is fitted with black leather for most of its interior finishing. For contrast, the dark surface feature aluminum trims, naked carbon fiber accessories and red stitching to match the black leather upholstery.Read the entire article Rare Pagani Huayra RHD could be yours for a handsome price of 2.37 million USD
Contacting Father Damien Karras, Hennessey’s new “Exorcist” Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is getting out of control! We already know that Dodge is well on its way to unwrap its very own SRT Demon Challenger. Not to be outdone, Hennessey is also out to steal the limelight with its very own---The Exorcist. The horror of all horrors!
Hennessey Performance Engineering has created a 1000hp monster out of the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1-- and even naming it after one of the “most profitable” horror movies ever made. But, way before Hennessey had cast its evil chants on the poor Camaro, the devilish muscle car already packs a strong 650hp and 650 lb ft-of torque. As if the Hellcats and SRT Demons aren’t good enough. Or should we say, “bad enough” for the hell’s standards.
With the new package, the 6.2-liter LT4 V8 receives a modified ECU, new larger intakes and an updated intercooler. Aside from the sufficiently large supercharger, Hennessey further enhanced the engine with long tube stainless steel headers, ported factory heads and high performance camshaft. Overall, this provides the LT4 with an extra 350hp and 316lb-ft of torque.Read the entire article Hennessey unleashes the new Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Chevrolet has long been known to set new standards in terms of performance every time it releases a new model. The brand has once again shown this to be true with the track-capable Camaro model, the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE.
Already recognized to be tuned for the tracks, the 1LE blueprint was not simply utilized by Chevrolet for this new model. In fact, prepare to be amazed with its new levels of performance and sophistication.
Aside from having been given aerodynamic technologies, it has been fitted with a suspension that is clearly based on racing. Those who want to take to an even higher level can opt to have the extreme track performance package which includes, among others, the exclusive Supercar 3R Eagle F1 summer-only tires from Goodyear.Read the entire article 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE has exceptional track capability
How fast can a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 actually go? Considering the amount of power lurking underneath its line-laden bonnet, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 is capable of achieving a top speed that goes beyond 200 mph (322 km/h). But then, nothing is official unless Chevrolet exerts effort to prove how fast the Camaro ZL1 could go.
With nothing but top speed as the goal, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 took the challenge and proceeded to the High Speed Oval of Automotive Testing Papenburg GmbH in Germany. Keep in mind that this particular 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is nearly all stock – as the modifications made only involved the addition of mandatory safety equipment and data logging equipment.
Take note that even a stock Camaro ZL1 already features several special performance-enhancing parts -- balanced enough to reduce lift while not affecting drag. Chevrolet fitted the 2017 Camaro ZL1 with special aerodynamic elements like a stanchion rear spoiler that is considered to be capable of delivering a lift/drag ratio better than a blade-style rear spoiler. Moreover, the carmaker fitted the 2017 Camaro ZL1 with a patent-pending auxiliary transmission oil cooler cover that could lower front-end lift without affecting drag. Chevrolet also tuned the coupe’s front-to-rear aero balance to offer better high-speed stability.Read the entire article 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 confirmed to reach top speed of 198 mph
Wondering how fast the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in actual driving? To provide customers a good idea on how fast the 2017 Camaro ZL1 could really get, Chevrolet recently had it driven in one of the most challenging road tracks in the world – at Nurburgring. This 13-mile circuit is technically a public road, sans the speed limit. It boasts of sweeping curves, significant climbs and drops, variable surfaces, and a straightaway that stretches for more than a mile. Over the decades, the Nurburgring has been considered as a definitive one-lap test that has become a yardstick that measures the true worth of production cars.
Considering how Chevrolet cornered all ends to make the 2017 Camaro ZL1 special both in looks and performance, it was not surprising to learn that the most recent Nurburgring run has led to a new record. A recent footage released by the American carmaker has shown the 2017 Camaro ZL1 cruising through the Nurburgring, recording a lap time of 7:29.60.
This means that the next generation Camaro is a lot faster than its predecessor, which had completed the same circuit with a time of 7:41.27. Compared to other production cars, the new Camaro ZL1 is faster in the Nurburgring than the Mercedes SLS AMG GT (lap time of 7:30.00), Porsche 911 GT2 (lap time of 7:31.00), Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (lap time of 7:32.00) and Porsche 911 Turbo S (lap time of 7:32.00). However, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is slower than the Porsche Carrera GT (lap time of 7:28.71), McLaren MP4-12C (lap time of 7:28.00), Ferrari 458 Italia (lap time of 7:28.00) and BMW M4 GTS (lap time of 7:27.88). Overall, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 is the 30th fastest production car in the Nurburgring, with the record held by Radical SR8L M (lap time of 6:48.00).Read the entire article 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 breaks own older Nurburgring record [w/video]
The debut of the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible at the 2016 New York Auto Show was certainly highly anticipated. Avid fans will be excited to know that Chevrolet will commence sales of the new Camaro ZL1 convertible in early 2017.
This convertible version of the Camaro boasts of a performance comparable to its coupe sibling as it is underpinned by a modular and rigid body architecture designed to support a high-performance convertible.
Since the models only have a few minor structural variations, the convertible is able to inherit the track-honed chassis and driver control systems of the coupe version.Read the entire article 2016 New York Auto Show: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible packs plenty of power
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is entering the market and is more than ready to challenge even the most advanced of sports coupes. This can be in terms of straight-line acceleration, refinement, track capability, and even technology. Global Product Development executive vice president Mark Reuss shared that the Camaro ZL1 was designed to be the best at everything.
Powering the Camaro ZL1 is the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that can deliver 640 hp or 477 kW. Transmitting the amazing power of the engine is the six-speed manual transmission with its active rev matching or the 10-speed automatic.
Handling capability is made possible with the use of the stiffer and lightweight structure of the sixth-generation Camaro which is combined with the electronic limited-slip differential and the Magnetic Ride suspension.Read the entire article 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ready to challenge sports coupes
The exclusive Koenigsegg One:1 was unveiled earlier this year at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and most of you folks may remember it as the mega car, the hypercar that comes with 1 megawatt of power. Only six units of this hypercar will ever be produced and one of them will be headed to the UK and will be the only One:1 in right-hand drive configuration.
As you can see from the photos, the RHD Koenigsegg One:1 features blue tinted carbon with triple layered pearlescent white stripe that highlights the design lines. For those who still don’t know, the Koenigsegg One:1 is powered by a 5.0-liter aluminum V8 engine that produces 1,314 hp (986 kW) and a staggering 1,371 Nm (1,011 lb-ft) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
What’s more interesting is that the car weighs 1,341 kg (1,956 lbs), which means that the hypercar has a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio. The engine is bolted to a 7-speed transmission and delivers the power using an electronic differential.Read the entire article First and only RHD Koenigsegg One:1 gets rendered
Ford already announced that the 2015 Mustang will arrive as a global car, which means that for the first time ever the company will offer a right-hand-drive version. As a result, the new Mustang will debut in more than 25 right-hand-drive markets such as the United Kingdom, Australia and South Adrica.
The American car manufacturer revealed today the first right-hand-drive version of the 2015 Mustang as the prototype will be used for various tests in preparation for the car’s debut.
Ford’s all-new 2015 Mustang will arrive with a choice of three engines: a 5.0-liter V8, a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost and a 3.7-liter V6. The 5.0-liter V8 engine develops 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder generates 310 hp and 320 pb-ft. Meanwhile, the 3.7-liter V6 engine pumps out 300 hp and 280 lb-ft.Read the entire article Ford starts testing the first right-hand-drive version of 2015 Mustang
Ford Motor Co. plans to develop a right-hand-drive variant of the Ford Mustang when it is redesigned for its 50th anniversary in 2014, according to a report by Australian daily Herald Sun. The report said the right-hand-drive version of Ford Mustang will sold for the first time in the United Kingdom, Australia and other countries.
The daily said that since the right-hand-drive Mustang is seen to account for fewer than 10 percent of the model’s global sales, Ford will sell it is as many markets as possible to offset additional engineering costs associated with its development.
UK is seen to become the largest market for the right-hand-drive Mustang, followed by Australia, Herald Sun reported, adding that Jim Farley, Ford's executive vice president of global marketing, sales and service, plans to fly to the Land Down Under on Aug. 13 to unveil plans for such model.Read the entire article Ford plans right-hand-drive Mustang for Australia, says report
Land Rover’s new Range Rover Sport is now available for the United Kingdom with a starting price of £51,550. It will join the Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque as part of the latest offerings from Land Rover. Tagged as the ultimate sports SUV and considered a fine example of Land Rover’s contemporary design and engineering capabilities, the Range Rover Sports can now be ordered, with first deliveries expected to commence in the third quarter of 2013.
The Range Rover Sports will initially be available in these equipment grades -- SE, HSE, HSE Dynamic and Autobiography Dynamic – and in three outstanding engine -- TDV6 (258hp), SDV6 (292hp) and the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 petrol (510hp). It is currently the brand’s most technology-packed vehicle, thanks to a number of installed features. These features include new Wade Sensing system, which monitors depth when the vehicle is driving through water.
In fact, the Range Rover Sport gained an extra 150mm in its wading capability to 850mm. It also comes with Rover's park assist feature, which now includes ‘Park Exit’ and ‘Perpendicular Park’ systems. Also installed in the Range Rover Sport are state-of-the-art audio systems developed by Meridian. Customers could select any of the three available audio systems, including the 1,700W Signature Reference system featuring 23 speakers for the ultimate surround sound experience.Read the entire article 2014 Range Rover Sport RHD priced from £51,550 in the UK
The Dacia Sandero will be launched in the UK this January. With a price tag of £5995, it’s easily the cheapest car currently available in the country. Set to rival the Ford Fiesta, the Sandero will be added to the Dacia lineup for the UK launch, joining the £8995 Duster SUV. The Sandero is priced low but it won’t hold back on technology or equipment.
It is powered by an engine from the new Renault Clio range and will feature the newest 0.9-litre three-cylinder petrol. Meanwhile, the base £5995 Sandero Access model is offered just with a normally aspirated 74bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine. Inside its kit, we found black bumpers and 15-inch steel wheels. The Ambiance trim consists of upgrades that are worth an additional £800.
These upgrades include body-coloured bumpers, remote central locking, electric front windows and Bluetooth connectivity. The Ambiance trim is offered on the Clio 4\\\'s 89bhp 0.9-litre petrol engine (at £7595) and the newest 89bhp 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine (at £8595). The range-topping Laureate trim is priced £1100 higher than Ambiance and is available with all three engine options.Read the entire article 2013 Dacia Sandero UK pricing announced
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