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Car Tech Video: 2011 Chevy Camaro Convertible

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Car Tech Video: 2011 Chevy Camaro Convertible

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Gunning for the Ford Mustang, the Camaro gets a face-lift of sorts.

I'm not sure what's cooler, the giant Hot Wheels track or the car coming off it, the giant Hot Wheels car. Here is, finally, the Camaro, in ragtop form, and it'll come in three potencies, if you will. Be available with a 3.6-liter V6 doing about 312 horsepower, or go for a V8 6.2-liter that has an automatic that's gonna give you 400 horsepower, or go up to 420-plus horsepower if you get it with V8 and manual transmission. Now, they're playing with the faithful. Beyond that, it's pretty much the same Camaro you know but that's like saying a convertible's no big deal. It operates a lot like the Corvette top does, you release it with the center latch here and then it's a power retractor that goes into this well behind the seats and largely leaves the trunk intact. And one of the best improvements about going topless in this guy? No more of that bunker feeling that I get in the regular Camaro. Now, the key question--is a Camaro ragtop for posers because that's a big deal among folks who buy cars like this. I don't think it is. We just talked about the engine choices, nothing phony there, and the engineers at GM say they were able to use the same suspension setup and settings in this car and get the same ride quality which means they were able to stiffen up the body, to rigidize it with improvements and various buttresses to get the same kind of rigidity which means the car should handle as much on point as one that has a metal top. Okay, availability. This convertible Camaro will hit showrooms in February of 2011. Exact pricing is still TBD and, of course, it'll vary widely by the power train choice you decide to put in here, but this is the Camaro a lot of folks say is the one it was designed to be.

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