With every new iteration, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is just getting better and better. Today, General Motors has announced of the new 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible, and it looks stunning with all the nicks ironed out in both the appearance and powertrain departments.
The gorgeous 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible will be equipped with the new supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 engine producing 580 horsepower and 556 pound-feet of torque, which is out doing the the Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible’s power numbers of 550 hp and 510 lb-ft. And you know how it goes with this power war between two iconic muscle car builders. As we speak, Ford is working on an all-new supercharged 5.8-liter V8 for the next-generation GT500 to best the Camaro’s new power figures.
“The Camaro ZL1 convertible will be one of the most powerful and most capable, convertibles available at any price,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “This is a car that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you drop the top – or hit the gas.” That’s definitely for sure. As a matter of fact, that is what happened to us when we sat in one of the Camaros that was displayed at the Orange County International Auto Show last month.
Anyways, back to the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible. There is a whole lot going on underneath the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible beside the power gain. With more horsepower in a convertible version, it means more support is needed to maintain the structural integrity of the car. GM has added more support and reinforcements to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible’s body structure to reduce shaking at high speeds. These include a front X brace and rear V brace, tower-to-tower brace under the hood, a transmission support reinforcement brace, and underbody tunnel brace.
The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month, and it will go on sale in early 2012.