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Chevrolet has unveiled the convertible version of the new Camaro ZL1, which shares everything with the coupe version revealed a few weeks ago except for ability to drive with the roof down. The car was showcased at the recent New York Auto Show.

Set to go on sale early next year, the Camaro ZL1 convertible features a more aggressive styling over the Camaro SS. It has a new lower grille opening, which offers greater airflow, and a new hood complete with a carbon fibre insert and heat extractor. There’s also a larger front splitter, along with unique rockers, wider front fenders as well as a wing-style spoiler at the back. A “flow-tie” emblem in the upper grille finishes off the ZL1’s demeanour.

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Inside, the muscle convertible offers 2+2 seating with Recaros on the front, and a sueded flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob. Drivers can check their driving performance through Chevrolet’s Performance Data Recorder, which comes with a Valet mode. Speaking of performance, Chevrolet says the car offers “comparable performance” to the coupe model, with “only a few minor structural differences” separating between the two.

The Camaro ZL1 convertible continues to be powered by a meaty 6.2-litre LT4 supercharged V8 engine that pumps out 640 hp and 868 Nm of torque. Buyers can choose between a six-speed manual and new 10-speed automatic transmission, both tasked to channel the power to the rear wheels.

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The convertible rides on an updated version of the Magnetic Ride suspension, combined with 20-inch forged aluminium wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tyres developed exclusively for the car. Braking power comes from massive 390 mm twin-piece front rotors and six-piston monobloc calipers courtesy of Brembo.

Elsewhere, the Camaro ZL1 convertible boasts Performance Traction Management, electronic limited-slip differential, Custom Launch Control as well as Driver Mode Selector.





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