Chevy drops the top on the Camaro ZL1 Convertible

In a surprise move, Chevrolet has introduced the 2017 Camaro ZL1 Convertible at the New York Auto Show.

Set to go on sale early next year, the model follows in the footsteps of the Camaro ZL1 Coupe and features a “flow-tie” grille, a front splitter, and a heat extractor hood.  A closer inspection reveals aggressive side skirts, wider front fenders, and a trunk-mounted rear wing.  Last but not least, the car has been equipped with 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires.

The four-seat interior receives a number of special touches including a flat-bottom steering wheel and Recaro sport seats with red contrast stitching.  Other highlights include a suede-wrapped shifter and a plethora of ZL1 badges.

Power is provided by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces an estimated 640 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque. It can be connected to either a six-speed manual or an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission.

Chevrolet didn't have much else to say about the convertible variant but noted the car will offer "comparable performance" to the coupe thanks to the Camaro’s rigid architecture.  Despite this, the convertible has a "few minor structural differences."

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