The Ford Mustang’s sworn rivalry arrived in Australia final year to give red-blooded muscle-car supporters something to hearten about. It was good to see a V8 behind in Holden showrooms though a mid-range Camaro 2SS is not Chevrolet’s best effort.
That arrives subsequent month in a form of a Camaro ZL1. Packing a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 with large outputs (477kW/881Nm), a ZL1 drives a back wheels by a six-speed primer or 10-speed involuntary transmission. It’s not inexpensive though HSV says it can keep adult with blue-chip opening cars such as a Nissan GT-R.
Buyers looking to spend a small reduction can go with a unchanging Camaro 2SS, with 339kW engine, for $86,990 and on-roads. We’ll expostulate them both soon.
Toyota GR Supra GT, from $85,900 and on-roads
For only over half a income of a Camaro ZL1, we can get behind a circle of Toyota’s Supra — that quite for younger drivers has larger cred. The Supra packs a BMW-built 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo (250kW/500Nm).
Toyota reliable Australian prices this week, pitching a entry-level Supra GT from $85,900 and on-roads, while a some-more lush GTS brings improved audio, 19-inch wheels and additional niceties for another $10,000.
Anticipating impassioned direct for a reborn sports car, a code will reason a lottery for a initial 100 customers. Just 300 will come to Australia in a initial year of production.
The initial examples arrive in Sep though you’ll have to get in discerning to get reason of one before Christmas.
Nissan Leaf, from $49,990 and on-roads
If V8 or turbo coupes are too prohibited to handle, a Leaf has a opposite approach of creation we feel comfortable inside. The world’s many renouned electric automobile arrives in August, giving affordable electric cars such as a Hyundai Kona and Ioniq something to worry about when flitting gas-guzzlers queued during a servo.
Its electric engine (110kW/320Nm) draws assign from a 40kWh battery, giving about 270km of range. All a latest reserve rigging is benefaction and correct.
Better still, Nissan has engineered a Leaf in a approach to keep we toasty in winter. You can assign it adult with energy drawn from your home, or use a battery to keep a lights, heater and electric sweeping using on cold nights. The latter underline competence not be accessible when a automobile reaches internal showrooms though Nissan is operative to get it using soon.