Just a couple days after the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro was unveiled for the 2016 model year, the American muscle car has already been rendered in production guise. It is reported that the new Camaro Convertible will be launched before the end of the year and the following two renderings provide us a glimpse at how the car will look.
Because the 2016 Camaro’s design is relatively similar to that of the outgoing fifth-generation car, it is little surprise that it looks quite good in drop-top guise. One key point of difference between the upcoming Camaro Convertible and the outgoing car however, will be the new models’ dramatic weight reduction. As a reminder, the 2016 Camaro coupe weighs about 100 kg less than the outgoing model so we expect similar weight savings for the new Convertible.
Engines for the coupe include a new 2.0 litre turbocharged unit producing at 275 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm). The new engine delivers more than 30 mpg on the highway (GM-estimated), and 0-60 mph acceleration under 6 seconds. Chevrolet also offer a new 3.6 litre V6 with 335 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque (385 Nm) – the highest specific output of any naturally aspirated V6 in the segment. The range topping Camaro SS gets a new 6.2 litre LT1 direct-injected Small Block V8 rated at 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque (617 Nm).
The suspension setup includes Magnetic Ride Control with active suspension. An all-new Drive Mode Selector tailors up to eight vehicle attributes for four modes: Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport and – exclusively for SS models – Track settings.
All of these engines and systems are expected in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.
[Via X-Tomi Design and RM Design]