The new drop-top will be available in the same basic model range as the Camaro Coupe
18 November 2010

Chevrolet has showcased its new Camaro cabriolet at the LA motor show today.

The new drop-top will be available in the same basic model range as the Camaro Coupe: the standard 308bhp, V6, or more powerful SS model featuring the 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 420bhp. It can get from 0-60mph in less than 5.0sec and has a limited top speed of 155mph.

See pics of the Camaro cabriolet - now updated with LA motor show pics

A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, with an optional six-speed automatic.

Prices for the convertible Camaro will start at $30,000 (approx £18,700) and will be on sale in America from February 2011. Next year will also see the company release its special editions Synergy Series and the XM Accessory Appearance Package.

GM UK has officially confirmed that it will begin official UK imports of Chevrolet’s American muscle coupe, in the in the first half of 2011.

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16 November 2010

Sweet, I would love one of these.... I hope they bring it here along with the hardtop they are bringing over.

16 November 2010

I am an ex-pat Brit living in Toronto, Canada. The Camaro is built in a town called Oshawa, close to Toronto. By chance, driving on the highway the other day I actually saw a pre-production Yellow Camaro Convertible drive past me. It had a black, canvas top that was up, even with the top up it looked good, not sure about yellow as a body colour but it certainly caught my eye!

16 November 2010

A 300 bhp rwd convertible for £18,000!!!

And we have the nerve to be critical about the plastics in American Cars.

Shame its LHD for now, and will no doubt be over double the price before it gets across the Atlantic. I am still impressed.

16 November 2010

[quote artill]

A 300 bhp rwd convertible for £18,000!!!

And we have the nerve to be critical about the plastics in American Cars.

[/quote]Indeed. A point I have made before. For crying out loud you can get a 6.2 litre Holden with everything you could want except a Euro badge at the moment for the same sort of price. Never mind the quality (which is OK and certainly no worse than the bread and butter UK built cars) just feel the power! UK motorists would have to be the most ripped off around!

16 November 2010

If you don't mind where you steer from, fine, i suppose i can't really comment because i've never driven left hand drive in Britain, i guess it's still a compromise though?, i remember Camaro's from the late 70's and thought then they were exciting, all go faster stripes and V8 bellow, but now, they should really stay at home, if you can't even be bothered to make righthand drive available too apparently America's best friend, why bother with a rag top?.

Peter Cavellini.

16 November 2010

I agree with Peter Cavellini, that if there is no right hooker then there is no point in bringing the car to Britain especially if the price is going to be significantly more expensive than in the States even if it will still offer VFM.

16 November 2010

Its not a 300bhp car for 18,000GBP as such.

My guess is it will be 32,000GBP (ballpark) if any muppet orders one for the UK.


And at that price you have got to say, it really does not make sense.

If you want to stand out from the crowd this much, then go shopping naked with a vegetable in your bottom, its much less embarrassing.

17 November 2010

[quote Locknload66]

Its not a 300bhp car for 18,000GBP as such.

My guess is it will be 32,000GBP

[/quote]

Well the conversion works out at just over £18K for the base model which I guess comes with a V6. Plus, this does exlude sales taxes which are added after the retail price in the US.

I think up to about £35K -£40K would be about right for the top of the range SS Model.

At £40K I would have to think about it for a while, but at £35K. If I had that much to spend on a sports car, it would be definately headed to the local chevy garage. Im thinkin pick one up maybe 1-2 years old..... :-p

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