How much performance? Well all Camaro ZL1 Convertibles come with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine rated at 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque.
Matched to either a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic (note, the comparable Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 only comes with a stick), the engine in the Camaro ZL1 Convertible will rocket the car to 60 mph from rest in around 4.0 seconds and see it reach a top speed of up to 184 mph.
For comparison, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible stickers for $59,995, including destination, while the Shelby coupe lists at $54995, and both offer an even healthier 650 horsepower.
Unique to the Camaro ZL1 Convertible are additional chassis bracing components including a strut tower brace up front, and additional braces on the suspension both front and rear.
Note, the high-performance drop-top isn’t the only new addition to the Camaro lineup in 2013. GM has also added the new track-focused Camaro 1LE, which is only available as a coupe and is priced from $37,035, including destination.