Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

With the unveiling of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro coupe, with it comes a brand new convertible version. While the Camaro Convertible has yet to be seen at a proper auto show, Chevrolet has confirmed that yes, the Camaro will be featuring a drop-top roof, along with revealing some preliminary photo of the convertible with and without the soft-top on. The Camaro Convertible is expected to hit dealership floors sometime in the first quarter of 2016. Base MSRP $31,500


From the pictures, one can easily notice that the convertible Camaro looks nearly identical to the coupe, apart from the roof. The same redesigned body panels, front and rear fascia and more aggressive bumpers all combine to create noticeably different trim packages. The SS model, for example, will receive a honeycomb mesh front grille and intake with horizontal daytime running lights. At the other end of the spectrum, the four-cylinder and V6 versions will feature horizontal grille slots paired with chrome strips at each side of the Chevy emblem with vertical daytime running lights instead of horizontal. At the rear, the SS receives a trunk lid spoiler and a quad-tipped exhaust system. With the folding soft-top, Chevrolet redesigned the whole system so that the convertible process is much quicker all while taking up less space in the trunk.


Similar to the way exterior the exterior of the convertible mirrors the exterior of the coupe, the interior does the same thing. The interiors have essentially just been carried over other than the button used to open and close the soft-top. Some of the interior upgrades include novelties such as a revised dashboard featuring an eight-inch, configurable instrument cluster and a larger infotainment screen at the top of the center stack of controls. Luxurious ambient LED lighting runs throughout the interior and has 24 colors to choose from, offering a sort of “theatrical light show” inside the cabin. Cleverly placed chrome inserts and contrast stitching add a more upscale feel to the interior.


It is expected that the convertible will be offered with the same engine options as the coupe, meaning that there will be a multitude of engines to choose from. At one end of the spectrum, the Camaro can have the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-banger borrowed from the Cadillac ATS. This engine pumps out 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, getting the Camaro to 60 n under six seconds. For the SS Convertible, the whopping 6.2-liter V8 comes out of the Corvette Stingray and produces a massive 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. The V8-powered drop-top sprints to 60 in less than five seconds.


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