Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Review & Ratings
- 21 April 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Chevrolet Camaro convertible was designed with a number of stylistic updates, including heavily revised front end along with some changes under the hood. This vehicle’s powerful V8 engine may be fairly loud, but it provides that rush of speed and adrenaline that so many Camaro lovers crave. There is no doubt that this vehicle is fast, and the sheer flexibility of its engine is impressive all by itself. The convertible version of the Chevrolet Camaro is fairly heavy though, weighing in at 4,200 pounds. The grip with this vehicle is exceptional though, and the ride is smooth and pleasant overall.
The base price of the Camro convertible is $42,950, which may seem like a lot but is well worth the investment for many drivers. This car uses a 6.2 liter V8 rear-wheel drive engine with a 6-speed manual transmission. This convertible’s power output is rated at 426 horsepower at 5900 rpm with 420 pound-feet of torque, which is definitely impressive. The fuel economy of the Camaro convertible is 15.8 mpg, and while it shouldn’t come as a surprise to most people, it is still not a positive aspect in any way.
There are a number of options and packages available for the Camaro convertible 2-DOOR 2LT version, including features like a black body color, cargo net, cargo mat, compact spare tire and wheel, black rally stripe package, audio system with navigation, and rear polished aluminum wheels. The 2-door convertible with 3.6 liter 6-cylinder 6M LT model comes with many optional features as well, though not as many as the other configurations. These cars come with Bluetooth connectivity and heated seats as standard and use a traditional gasoline engine with rear-wheel drive.
The Camaro ZL1 features a sixth generation intercooled 1.9 liter Eaton supercharger, providing the user with some additional speed and thrust. The 4-lobed supercharger allows for a very broad range of power through the rpm band, which means low-end torque and plenty of horsepower. The convertible design of this vehicle allows the driver to put the roof down when things start to get hot, which is definitely one of its primary selling points. This vehicle is definitely a unique convertible to say the least, not to mention a huge powerhouse under the hood. Unlike many of the Camaro’s longtime competitors, it comes equipped with factory-integrated auxiliary fluid coolers that would normally cost thousands of dollars to have installed.
The differential cooler inside the Camaro convertible has a very unique and interesting design with an innovative system that pumps overcooled transmission fluid to a heat exchanger inside the house, disposing of any excess heat coming from the differential fluid. The manual transmission which this car is available with allows the user to be in complete control of shifting and provides a smooth transfer of the engine’s power and torque. The word “smooth” definitely applies to this car and it has an impressive overall design.
The ZL1-tuned performance suspension system with third generation magnetic ride control is yet another interesting and impressive design feature of this vehicle. The Camaro convertible’s suspension configuration makes for an unbelievably smooth ride, allowing the driver to go over even the bumpiest road without feeling very much. All of the bushing, dampers, and mounts in this vehicle have been tuned for high performance dynamics. The springs also lower the car in order to reduce its overall center of gravity for better braking as well as handling. The Camaro convertible is definitely a departure for Chevrolet, but in a very good way. This convertible is very impressive in terms of its overall power as well as some unique and innovative design features.