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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Preview

 
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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is out from under the covers, ready for its world debut tomorrow at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. It's precisely what you'd expect, since the car has been out as an almost identical concept for about three years now, but there are a few surprises.

The convertible will be offered in similar model configurations as the Camaro coupe. The standard model will have a 312 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque 3.2-liter direct injection V-6 engine delivering 17 mpg in the city and up to 29 mpg on the highway. The SS model will feature the 6.2-liter V-8 engine producing 426 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.

A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, with a six-speed automatic remaining as an option. Note that automatic SS models get a slightly less powerful V-8 engine, with output coming in at 400 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.

Pricing has already been revealed: $30,000, including an $850 destination charge. That's about $2,000 higher than the 2011 Ford Mustang Convertible, which starts at $27,995, including destination.

Nine production exterior colors are available, with the soft-top roof offered in black or tan. The top is made of thick, durable canvas and it features acoustical headliner material that provides a quiet, coupe-like ride when up. It also incorporates a glass rear window and rear window defogger, and retracts in about 20 seconds. Rear parking assist is standard on all convertible models.

The new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible begins production in January and goes on sale in February.

[Chevrolet]

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  1. there a shop right down the road from me thats been making the new camaros, chargers, and challengers into convertibles and have done an awesome job at it.
     
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  2. Chevy should know better than to rate the 6.2 at 426HP , that is a Mopar number, it should be 427HP IMHO.
     
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  3. I HAVE A 2010 NOW (#835)(5000MILES) I AM GOING TO TRADE IT FOR A 2011 CONVERTIBLE
     
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  4. To me it does not look like a Camaro. The Charger does not look like a Charger. Now the Challenger looks more like the old Challenger. Once I win the Powerball I'm gonna get me a challenger. 69 roadrunner too by golly.
     
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  5. Was going to order but with Black or Tan the only color options for the top I will need to wait. Want matching paint scheme to the 69 or 67 pace cars which had white tops. Maybe a Camaro will pace laps for the Indy 500 again and will be offered like the old Z-11 designation? GM if your listening...
     
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  6. Those new Camaro's look good... but they could be better...
    Anyways, that looks like a good buy.
     
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  7. Very nice but one thing i noticed if you cover up the front of the car it looks like a Ford Mustang..from rear panel (side view) other than that.. I will take two...The wife has got to have one..lol.
     
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  8. Hey William, you had the same thought I did. Too much like the side view of the Mustang. I'm still disappointed they didn't bring back the '69 body lines! Love to have this new convertible though!
     
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