2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible heads up, fifth-gen Camaro fans: General Motors has just released a full slate of official information on the drophead version of Chevrolet's muscle car. The topless bruiser has undergone a significant amount of reinforcement to cope with the loss of structural rigidity that comes along with shaving a vehicle's roof structure, and by bracing at the transmission, transmission tunnel and strut towers, GM claims that the Camaro Convertible has better torsional rigidity than the BMW 3 Series Convertible.

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The convertible makes use of a folding softtop built by the same folks responsible for the unit in the Corvette, so it's probably reasonable to expect the same center-handle locking mechanism. GM says that the top folks away in around 20 seconds. When up, the top uses composite knuckles to help do away with the traditional convertible roof ribbed look.

Like the hardtop, the Camaro Convertible will be available in both V6 and V8 trims starting at $30,000. Destination will cost you another $850. For that price, you get a row-your-own six-speed manual transmission, though a six-speed auto is also available. Something tells us that a manual-equipped Camaro Convertible is going to be a rare bird indeed.

Look for the Camaro Convertible to land on dealer lots in February of next year, but before that, you can expect a full slate of images and impressions from its introduction at the LA Auto Show later this week. While you're waiting, hit the jump to have a look at the press release as well as a few videos of the softtop in action.


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