Chevy unleashed the long-awaited convertible version of its Camaro at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. The car, to be released as a 2011 model, goes on sale in February 2011, in similar trim options as the hard-top Camaro.
The long-awaited Camaro Convertible made its first appearance at the 2010 Los Angeles auto show. This soft-top version of the Camaro comes in similar trims as the coupe, with the LT version powered by a direct-injection 3.6-liter V-6 and the SS sporting a 6.2-liter V-8.
Although it loses the roof lines of the Camaro coupe, the convertible version adds much-needed visibility with the top down. The top is canvas and includes an internal headliner to reduce external noise.
Chevrolet stiffened the body of the Camaro Convertible with a tower, transmission tunnel, and V braces front and rear to compensate for the removal of the hard top. The company claims the car has more torsional rigidity than a BMW 3-series convertible.
The power-operated top folds down and stows under a tonneau cover in 20 seconds. To keep the car's lines clean, Chevrolet integrated the radio antenna into the rear spoiler. A fin antenna is added for satellite radio.
Like the coupe, a navigation system is not available with the Camaro Convertible, although the car does come with OnStar for concierge navigation. The stereo uses seven speakers, including a subwoofer.
Chevrolet included a Hot Wheels logo in conjunction with the Camaro Convertible, advertising the fact that it will give away Hot Wheels models of the car during the Los Angeles Auto Show, which runs from November 19 to 28.