Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Released –

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

After a couple of years of teasing, Chevrolet finally allowed the world to see the 2011 Camaro Convertible, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The car maintains its roots with the coupe model but the trunk lock cylinder is now positioned on the rear seat area and the antenna is now placed on the deck lid.

Of course, the most important change is in the top which is made out of a very durable canvas material and comes with a glass rear window with a defogger and an acoustic headliner. The top of the Camaro can be lowered in just 20 seconds or so, when the single-locking latch is opened. Just like other convertibles, the luggage area had to suffer a great deal, measuring now only 10.24 ft (290 liters) and decreases to 7.85 ft (222 liters) if the roof of the car is lowered.

The engineers at Chevrolet had to install a strut tower brace in order to guarantee that the chassis remains rock solid. Furthermore, the car is equipped with underbody ā€œVā€ braces, a transmission support bracket as well as other reinforcements that eliminate cowl shake. Thanks to all of these significant modifications, the Camaro Convertible has better torsional stiffness in comparison with the 3-Series convertible from BMW.

As far as the engine compartment is concerned, the situation is just about the same in comparison with the coupe model. The entry-level engine will be the V6 3.6-liter that is capable of outputting 312 hp (232 kW) and 278 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. For those of you concerned about fuel consumption, this engine allows the car to consume only 17 mpg city / 29 mpg highway (manual) and 18 mpg city / 29 mpg highway (automatic).

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

For those of you that want more muscle, the Camaro Convertible can be equipped with a 6.2 L99 V8 massive engine that produces 400 hp (298 kW) and 410 lb-ft (556 Nm) of torque. The engine is available only with a modern six-speed automatic gearbox and eats up 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

The latest and greatest engine available for the Camaro Convertible is the 6.2 V8 that offers no more than 426 hp (318kW) and an incredible torque of 420 lb-ft (569 Nm). Connected to a sporty six-speed manual transmission, it will do 16 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.

The car will be available at GM / Chevrolet dealers starting with February 2011.

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