Following a substantial leak earlier this week, Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the 2016 Camaro Convertible.


Slated to hit dealerships early next year, Chevy’s brad new open-top Camaro is at least 200 lbs lighter than the model it replaces and adopts an electro-hydraulic power roof featuring a multi-layer construction. It has acoustic and thermal barriers and with the top on Chevrolet says it looks just as sleek as the coupe.


The roof can be opened and closed at speeds of up to 30 mph (48 km/h) and when stationary the top can be remotely operated by using the key fob. Latches release and secure the top and the hard tonneau cover automatically hides the folded top to enable a “finished appearance.”

Engines will be carried over from the coupe so expect to find a newly developed four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbo engine with 275 bhp (205 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. A stronger all-new V6 3.6-liter is also available with 335 bhp (250 kW) and 284 lb-ft (385 Nm) while the SS variant will boast a 6.2-liter V8 with 455 bhp (339 kW) and 455 lb-ft (617 Nm).

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