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Camaro Convertible is the ultimate open-air driving experience. From chiseled lines to exhilarating performance to impressive efficiency, this Camaro leaves nothing behind but the top.
The Camaro Convertible packs a powerful 312 horsepower Direct Injection V6 while still offering up to an impressive 29 MPG highway(5). If you want even more wind in your hair, the legendary SS boasts a 6.2L V8 for an outstanding 426 horsepower an EPA-estimated 24 MPG highway. The available automatic transmission version of SS features Active Fuel Management and offers 25 MPG highway(5) while delivering 400 horsepower.
Like its coupe sibling, the Camaro Convertible was engineered for precise ride dynamics. Drop the power top and subtract nothing from the ultimate sports car adventure. Its handling will take your breath away. Pulse rates instantly rise as a natural response to a thrilling, wind-in-your-hair drive.
The latest technology inside the Camaro Convertible keeps you informed and entertained. New for 2012 is the Head-Up Display (HUD), standard on 2LT and 2SS. The HUD displays your speed, RPM and more–even your radio station–on the windshield. You can customize the display height and intensity. Best of all, with OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation(8) standard for the first six months, your directions also appear on the HUD.
It's one of the best convertibles around, with performance credentials compared to many super cars such as:
* A 6.2L V8 with standard 426 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque or 400 hp (with available six-speed automatic transmission with TAPshift controls)
* Launch control (with manual transmission) for an aggressive acceleration edge
* Performance-tuned suspension with a competitive mode for use in sanctioned racing events
* 20-inch wheels(13) with Pirelli PZero™ ultra-high-performance tires(14)
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HISTORY OF THE CHEVROLET CAMARO - FROM THE BEGINNING
The first-generation Chevrolet Camaro debuted in September 1966, for the 1967 model year, up to 1969 on a brand new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform and would be available as a 2-door, 2+2 seating, coupe or convertible with a choice of inline-6 and 302cu in (4.9 L), 307 cu in (5.0 L), 327 cu in (5.4 L), 350 cu in (5.7 L), or 396 cu in (6.5 L) V8 power plants. Concerned with the runaway success of the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet executives realized that their compact sporty car, the Corvair, would not be able to generate the sales volume of the Mustang due to its radical rear-engine design, as well as declining sales, partly due to bad publicity from Ralph Nader's book,Unsafe at Any Speed. Therefore, the Camaro was touted as having the same conventional rear-drive, front-engine configuration as Mustang and Chevy II. In addition, the Camaro was designed to fit a variety of power plants in the engine bay. The first-generation Camaro would last until the 1969 model year and would eventually inspire the design of the new retro fifth-generation Camaro.
Introduced in February 1970, the second-generation Chevrolet Camaro would be in production for a total of 11 years. The car grew somewhat larger and wider with the new styling, thus resulting in a heavier car. Still based on the F- body platform the new Camaro was engineered much like its predecessor in that it still used a unibody structure with a front subframe, leaf springs in the back and A-arms up front for suspension.
The car would see major changes in both styling and performance as time progressed from the introduction through the end of second-generation production in 1981.
The third-generation Chevrolet Camaro was introduced for the 1982 model year. It continued to use General Motors' F-body platform and would produce a "20th Anniversary Commemorative Edition" for 1987 and a "25th Anniversary Heritage Edition" for 1992. These were also the first Camaro's with throttle body fuel injection TBI, Turbo-Hydrometric 700R4 four-speed automatic transmissions, five-speed manual transmissions, 15 inch or 16-inch wheels, hatchback bodies, and a rear window third brake light. It was during the third generation that the famous IROC-Z Camaro was available, which included upgrades such as Performance Suspension and 16-inch Z rated tires.
The third-generation Camaro's would continue through the 1992 model year.
The fourth-generation Chevrolet Camaro debuted for the 1993 model year on an updated F-body platform. It would retain the same characteristics since the first-generation's introduction back in 1967; 2-doors, 2+2 seating, available as a coupe (with optional T-top roof) or convertible (with the latter introduced in 1994), rear-wheel drive, and a choice of V6 and V8 power plants. Options included the 3.4 L (207 cu in) 160 hp (119 kW) V6 (changed to 3.8 L (232 cu in) 200 hp (149 kW) V6 in mid-1995: The LT1 V8 Engine (350 CID) 5.7 L V8 with 275hp (flywheel rated) that had been introduced in the Corvette one year earlier, as well as an optional six-speed manual T-56 transmission.(The motor was later rated at 285hp) The 1997 model year introduced a newer interior, while the 1998 model year was refreshed and revised with both exterior and engine changes. The engine was replaced with GM's all-aluminum LS1 (346 CID) which had been introduced with the Corvette C5.
The fourth-gen Camaro would last up through the 2002 model year, marking 35 years of continuous production. Production of the F-Body platform was stopped due to slow sales, a deteriorated sports coupe market, and plant overcapacity.
Based on the 2006 Camaro Concept and 2007 Camaro Convertible Concept, production of the fifth-generation Camaro was approved on 10 August 2006. Oshawa Car Assembly will produce the new Camaro which will go on sale in spring of 2009 as a 2010 model year vehicle. The 2010 model is offered as a coupe only in LS, LT, and SS trim levels. The LS and LT trim levels will be powered by the LLT 3.6L (217ci) V6 producing 304 hp (227 kW). The SS is powered by the LS3 6.2L (376ci) V8 producing 426 hp (318 kW) when paired with the 6 speed manual. When paired with the 6 speed automatic the L99 V8 producing 400 hp (300 kW) is installed. The RS appearance package will be available on both the LT and SS. On March 16th, 2009 production began as a 2010 model year.
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