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.
Customers can also get an upgrade of their Camaro if they wish. The company offers the hardcore 1LE package that comes with a carbon fiber body kit, Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve dampers on all corners, and wider wheels. There is a track only GT4.R that takes things a little further, but at the same time, does not make use of the supercharged V8.
Not so long ago, the limited edition GTS-R W1 was introduced to Australia as Holden Special Vehicles replaces the Commodore. The limited edition vehicle makes use of the supercharged 6.2 liter V8 that was adapted from the older generation Corvette ZR1, but is more powerful with its 635 horsepower (474 kilowatt) engine. This local, high performance sedan is priced a little higher than the post converted Camaro, at $127,930 ($166,990 AUD).
If any of you are interested to bring in a Camaro ZL1 to Australia, then definitely consider the extra charges that will be added to your bill.