An Insider Look at the 2016 Camaro Convertible
July 22, 2015
Auto-lovers know that the iconic Chevrolet Mustang was first introduced to the world in 1966. The car was produced by the auto company as an attempt to compete with the Ford Mustang, which had been launched just two years prior. Auto industry pros know that the very first Chevy Camaro was based on the company’s compact ’68 Nova. The base versions of the first Camaro ever made had a three-speed manual transmission and generated about 140 horsepower. However, drivers could opt for the larger version, as multiple engines (which generated more horsepower) were produced as alternative options. There have been five additional generations of Camaros introduced since the first edition rolled out almost 50 years ago. And, while the 2016 Camaro has yet to be released, it’s shaping up to be one heck of a car.
If you are planning to enroll in automotive courses, or you have already begun your program, read on to learn more about the all-new 2016 Chevy Camaro convertible.
What’s Under the Hood of the Camaro Convertible?
General Motors plans on offering six different powertrain combinations. Included in these combos will be a 275 horsepower 2.0-litre turbo engine, a 335 horsepower V-6 engine, and a 455 horsepower v-8 engine. Buyers will also be able to decide between a six-speed manual transmission, or an eight-speed automatic transmission with all of the engine choices.
Auto Experts Know that the New Camaro Will Weigh Slightly Less
Professionals in auto careers know that the 2016 Camaro convertible has gone through some major changes. In fact, one significant improvement is the car’s substantial weight reduction. When the vehicle launches in early 2016, it will weigh approximately 91 kg less than its predecessors.
Revisions Have Been Made to the Automatic Top
The automatic roof on the Camaro has been updated for the 2016 model, and experts in automotive careers are already gushing about it. Camaro marketing manager Todd Christensen has recently stated that it is the “most sophisticated top in the segment.”
The electro-hydraulic powered roof will be fully automatic and will feature a hard tonneau cover. Additionally, it will be capable of opening and closing at speeds as fast as 48 km/h. However, the top will also be able to be controlled from a short distance using a key fob.
The Convertible Resembles its Coupe Counterpart Inside and Out
According to Chevrolet, aside from the convertible top, this car will resemble the Camaro Coupe inside and out. This includes the generous legroom available in the rear seats as well as the vehicle’s sleek and modern-looking exterior—with the exception of the convertible top, of course.
Additionally, the Camaro’s chief engineer, Al Oppenheiser, has reassured the public that the Camaro’s drive will not be impacted by any “quivers, cowl shake, or an under-damped chassis typically found in a four-seat convertible.”
While the price of the vehicle has not yet been announced, its predecessor cost about $5000 to $6000 more than the 2015 coupe version; therefore, we expect the same price difference for the 2016 convertible.
Here’s a closer look at the 2016 Camaro Convertible:
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