A couple of days ago we showed you a rendering of the upcoming 2017 Camaro ZL1 Convertible and speculated on what the high-performance drop-top might be like. Well, the car’s now gone official at the New York Auto Show, and it is every bit as awesome as we were expecting it to be.
What we got here is a 2+2 sports car with a fabric soft top, a supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine estimated at 640 hp, a new 10-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual gearbox, Magnetic Ride suspension and an electronic limited-slip differential, Driver Mode Selector, dual-mode exhaust and advanced connectivity features, plus buff looks and angry face. Camaro ZL1 Convertible is the automotive equivalent of a Navy SEAL in the sense that it’s big and powerful and capable of doing things outside the scope of an ordinary man’s abilities.
Besides what mentioned above, Camaro ZL1 Convertible also comes with 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires, Brembo brakes with six-piston monobloc front calipers, and a powerful cooling system with 11 heat exchangers to make the car track ready. The Convertible is slightly heavier than the coupe due to some necessary structural beefing-up, but it’s got more than enough power to make up for that. Still, the omission of the sold roof changes the character of this car from a track monster to a very, very sporty cruiser. ZL1 convertible goes on sale in early 2017.