Chevrolet Camaro Documentary (National Geographic)
You’re looking at the most powerful open-top Chevrolet in the brand’s
100-year history: the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible.
Powered by the same supercharged 6.2-litre ‘LSA’ V8 engine as the 2013
Camaro ZL1 Coupe, the
Convertible produces 432kW and 754Nm of torque.
While the engine doesn’t quite meet the 485kW/813Nm heights of the 2013
Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe revealed at LA earlier this week, it easily
accounts for some of the most exclusive European soft-top supercars,
including the Porsche 911 turbo S
Cabriolet (390kW/700Nm), Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster (420kW/650Nm) and
the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder (412kW/540Nm).
Chevrolet says the architecture of the fifth-generation Camaro – designed and
engineered in Australia by GM Holden – was developed “from day one”
to accommodate a convertible model, helping it achieve claimed
“coupe-like driving dynamics”.
A range of structural reinforcements have been used throughout the body and
chassis aimed at reducing cowl and steering wheel shake, noise and
vibration, and unwanted body motions that typically plague high-performance
The Camaro ZL1
Convertible’s ‘Magnetic Ride’ suspension adjusts damping levels up to
1000 times per second, which is around one adjustment per inch of vehicle
travel at 100km/h.
The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible – which
is not destined for Australia – goes on sale in the US early next year.
Prices for the Model Year 2013 vehicle are not yet confirmed, but it is
expected to start slightly higher than the Coupe at around US$60,000
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