Although the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible made it into the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog, complete with a picture, we had yet to see the true production version of General Motors’ drop-top muscle car. That changes today as GM has officially revealed the Camaro Convertible ahead of its Los Angeles Auto Show debut.
Predictably, the car looks extremely similar to the concept shown nearly four years ago at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show and identical to the Neiman Marcus car save for a few items. The five-spoke wheels featured on the concept that also appeared on the Neiman Marcus convertible have been replaced with the same five-spoke chrome wheels bolted to the Camaro coupe. The silver windshield surround from the 2007 concept and Neiman Marcus Camaro is now body-colored.
Like its hardtop sibling, the Camaro Convertible will be available with your choice of V-6 or V-8 powertrains in LT, LS, RS, or SS trims. The V-6 is GM’s 3.6-liter, direct-injected unit good for 312 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. SS buyers get GM’s 6.2-liter, LS3 V-8 that puts out 426 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. GM hasn’t released full powertrain specifications yet, but expect the choice of a six-speed manual or automatic transmissions with both engines.
According to Chevrolet’s Facebook page, the Camaro Convertible will carry a $30,000 price tag, and begin arriving at dealers in February.
-Andrew Peterson contributed to this post