The new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is here, and replaces the coupe’s lithe roofline with a new electro-hydraulic cloth top featuring a multilayer construction with acoustic and thermal barriers. The soft top is stowed beneath a hard tonneau cover which is stylistically integrated with the bodywork.
The fully automatic top can be remotely opened with the key fob, while it is also capable of opening or closing at speeds of up to 48km/hr. A stiffer and lighter build, like that on the coupe, helps reduce total vehicle weight by at least 91 kg over the previous model.
The convertible will come in either the LT or SS trim levels, but with six powertrain combinations, which includes a 275hp, 2.0-liter, turbo four cylinder engine, a 335hp 3.6-liter V6 engine and the 455hp 6.2-liter, range-topping LT1 V8 engine, all paired to with either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission.
“From the beginning, the Camaro’s architecture was developed to incorporate a convertible with uncompromised driving dynamics,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “Customers will appreciate what they don’t feel: quivers, cowl shake or an under-damped chassis typically found in a four-seat convertible.”