Earlier today, General Motors (GM) announced in a press release (found on Facebook) that the 21st century rebirth of the Chevy Camaro will open a new chapter with the premiere of the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible at the LA International Auto Show on Nov. 17.
As a car enthusiast, I’m not surprised that Chevrolet came out with the Camaro convertible, but rather that it took the automaker so long to do so considering consumers have been asking for the convertible version even before the new 21st Century Chevrolet Camaro make its presents know in showrooms when the coupe went on sale back in the Spring of the 2009.
The Camaro Convertible will make its way into showrooms in February 2011 with a starting price of $30,000. The Convertible will feature the same as the basic model Camaro coupe with a 312 horsepower Direct-Injection V6 engine. Even more, the SS model with the real muscle car power will have a 6.2 liter V8 engine with 426 horsepower on tap attached through either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic.
“The Convertible will make the all-new Camaro, already a smash-hit, even more desirable to a greater range of drivers,” says Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing.
Personally I’m looking forward to seeing this convertible model in showrooms early next year. If the model does everything including handle correctly, I have no doubt that consumers will embrace the convertible just like they have the couple version and it will fly off showroom floors. But I do have to wonder in this day and age what will the real price tag be in dealerships…