2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

The Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is going to arrive a little bit earlier than we expected. Chevy showrooms will see their first drop-top Camaros in February—likely just in time to see the buzz build up to summer—and it's a 2011 model.

Pricing was also 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.

GM hasn't yet revealed much up close about the Camaro Convertible, and so far it's been keeping a handle on pictures of the production version. But it did give us this shot today—showing the top stowed neatly under a cover.

Specs will be about the same as those for the Camaro Coupe. A 312-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 is standard, while the SS model gets a 426-hp, 6.2-liter V-8. On either, a six-speed manual is standard and a six-speed automatic optional.

The first Camaro Convertible was recently sold at Barrett-Jackson's Mandalay Bay sale for $205,000—with the proceeds going to charity.

And while you dream about, potentially, burning rubber next summer in a Camaro Convertible, be sure to follow High Gear Media's own team as they pilot a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe on the 2010 Fireball Run Adventurally, as part of an effort to help locate missing children.

[General Motors]