2010 Camaro SS to sell in Australia for over $120K
The 2010 Camaro SS has made its way to Australia, although if you’re thinking of getting yourself one, you might want to check your bank statements first.
Performax International, a Queensland-based importer of US vehicles, recently announced the upcoming launch of an RHD Camaro in the Australian market. But before our Aussie friends can rejoice over the prospect of driving a Camaro, they should be informed that the going price for the 6.2-liter V8 Camaro SS comes at around $139,000 AUD – that’s $128,000 USD.
If you must know, the exact same model of the Camaro SS sells in the US at just $33,745 USD, which, if you’re astute in math, is one-fourth of the selling price in Australia. We don’t exactly know as to why Performax is selling their Camaro’s at such an inflated price – actually, inflated seems to be an understatement – but according to them, orders have been coming in droves already.
In an effort to justify their position, Nicholas Vandenberg, Performax’s GM said, "For something that will be an absolute standout on Australian roads - and drive as good as it looks - it’s great value for money."
While he does have a point about the Camaro standing out in Australia, we still can’t fathom why they’re selling the car at such an exaggerated price, especially when you consider that the HSV Clubsport R8, a high-performance version of the Holden Commodore that compares to the Camaro in terms of performance sells for half the price tag - $65,990 AUD - of the American muscle car.