Chevrolet doesn’t seem to know how to pace itself. It seems that in the last few weeks we’ve been bombarded by an avalanche of very good Camaro news. Solid performance numbers from the SS, a 1LE track pack, and the recent unveiling of the Mustang eating 2017 ZL1 Camaro. We’re still trying to process all the performance data and then Chevrolet pulls the curtain back on the 2017 ZL1 convertible!
The 2017 Camaro ZL1 is poised to challenge the most advanced performance cars in the world in any measure – with unprecedented levels of technology, refinement, track capability and straight-line acceleration. From the fully automatic soft top that seamlessly disappears beneath the hard tonneau cover, to modular underbody bracing to allow the same sharp, nimble handling as the coupe, the Camaro ZL1 Convertible is a high-tech masterpiece. The fully automatic top can be raised or lowered with a single button while driving up to 30 mph, or lowered remotely with the key fob. It offers comparable performance to the coupe model, thanks to the Camaro’s modular and rigid body architecture, which was designed at the outset to support a high-performance convertible. As a result, only a few minor structural differences separate the coupe and convertible models, enabling the coupe’s track-honed chassis and driver control systems to carry over unchanged. The Camaro ZL1 convertible goes on sale in early 2017.
While the convertible will present safety challenges for those that want pass technical inspection at their local track, it’s cool that you can get so much performance in a drop-top Chevy. At some point the good news from Detroit will have to slow down, but for now we’re glued to our computer screens waiting for the next big announcement. With the recent rumor of Z/28 spy shots floating around it's likely the next announcement will be really big. To get all the performance specs be sure to check out our ZL1 story.