Preventing any further leaks, Chevrolet released the official details and pictures of the 2016 Camaro Convertible last night. To be launched early next year, the new drop-top Camaro has the same exact technical specs as the Coupe, with the exception of the roof, obviously, which is a fully automatic soft-top.
Being fully automatic must mean that you no longer have to work that stupid manual locking mechanism that’s found on the current Camaro Convertible. That system was so 20th century and we’re glad that it’s gone in the new model. What’s more, in the new model you can operate the roof remotely via the key fob and at speeds up to 30 mph.
Chevrolet promises the 2016 Camaro Convertible is engineered to be as stiff and rigid as its hardtop sibling, meaning that you will be hard-pressed to find any flex in the chassis. That’s good news, because we think the Convertible looks a lot cooler than coupe – with the top down, that is.
As mentioned, the 2016 Camaro Convertible is technically the same as the coupe. It comes with the same engines, including a 2.0L Turbo rated at 275 horsepower, an all-new 3.6L V-6 producing 335 horsepower, and a LT1 6.2L V-8 in the SS model rated at 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque.