|2013 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show|
The Chevrolet Camaro convertible and coupe will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a few weeks, in September. This new version will have the most significant redesign since the introduction of the fifth-generation Camaro as a concept car in 2006.
Power is supplied by the proven 6.2L V8 engine which is mated to a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission.The automatic transmission model includes active fuel management and cam phasing (VVT). The manual transmission version churns out 432 hp (318 kW) at 5,900 rpm and a torque of 569 Nm at 4,600 rpm. 0 – 62 mph acceleration is 5.2 seconds for the manual coupe and 5.4 seconds for the manual convertible
The new Chevrolet MyLink connected radio allows users to open phone books, personal playlists, and photo galleries from compatible smartphones. Connectivity will be provided through USB, Bluetooth and aux-in. In addition to voice recognition, the system offers text-to-speech capability*, which allows users to listen to text messages from their smartphone. A rearview camera is standard.
The new Camaro will arrive at select Chevrolet dealerships across Europe towards the end of the year. With prices starting from £35,320 for the coupe and £40,320 for the convertible in the UK it is a compelling choice for performance-oriented drivers.
Famously described to journalists in summer 1966 as a "small vicious animal that eats Mustangs", the original Camaro was built around a unibody structure and a 3.9L straight six engine. Since then, five progressively more capable generations of the Camaro have thrilled car fans around the globe. Until 1968, Camaros were assembled from complete knock down kits (CKD) at two General Motors' European plants in Antwerp, Belgium, and Biel, in Switzerland.
In March 2013, the most recent edition of the Camaro Z28, considered by many to be the most iconic and exclusive model in Camaro history, was unveiled at the New York Auto Show. Powered by a 7.0L V8 engine developed in conjunction with Corvette Racing and capable of churning out an estimated 500 hp (373 kW) and 637 Nm of torque, the new Camaro Z28 is suitably equipped to live up to the nameplate's proud heritage.
Stay tuned for my Live-Pictures straight from the Frankfurt Motor Show on Sepember 10th!!