2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible. Click image to enlarge
2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible
Los Angeles, California – Chevrolet has premiered the 2011 Camaro Convertible at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The new convertible begins production in January and goes on sale in February, featuring an enhanced body structure and tailored top mechanism to deliver sports-coupe-like driving fun and precise quality.
“The launch of the new convertible opens Camaro design and performance to a new set of potential customers,” said Chris Perry, vice-president of Chevrolet marketing. “‘The 21st-century revival of Camaro is tremendously popular, so it’s a natural to now expand and elevate the product range in new directions.”
The convertible will be offered in similar model configurations as the Camaro coupe. The standard model will use a 312-horsepower V6 engine, while the SS model will feature a 426-horsepower 6.2-litre V8. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, with an optional six-speed automatic transmission available.
The right to purchase one of the first convertibles was recently sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for US$205,000, with all proceeds donated to charity, while a group of 100 cars exclusive to premium retail department store Neiman Marcus sold out in three minutes, priced at $75,000 each.
The Camaro convertible will be built alongside the Camaro coupe exclusively at GM’s facility in Oshawa, Ontario.