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Camaro to stun again with drop-top

2007-01-05 17:03
Last year the Chevrolet Camaro was a huge hit at the Detroit Auto Show, this year GM is set to steal the lime-light again as the Chevy blows its top.

The Chevrolet Camaro Convertible concept car will be making its official debut at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show. Rumours are flaring that the Camaro cabriolet, along with the coupe is set to be in the showrooms quite soon.

GM managers realised they made quite a mark with the Camaro and production versions were soon approved. "The best follow-up to last year's award-winning Camaro concept is a Camaro convertible," said Ed Welburn, GM's vice president of global design.

The soft-top model has similar styling to the coupe model. It has the same hugger- orange pearl tri-coat paint, gunmetal gray sports stripes, the ragtop looks very much like the original coupe concept. The Camaro is set to launching in 2009 and will look very much like the original 2006 concept model.

To accommodate the canvas top minor adjustments have been made to the car, these include the front windshield surround and the backseat.

The deep-dish, five-spoke wheels are wrapped in 21-inches of rubber up front, while the back is set in 22-inch tyres. The wheels also feature a charcoal center section with bright outer edges and an orange outline on the wheel edge.

The deep-dish, five-spoke wheels are wrapped in 21-inches of rubber up front, while the back is set in 22-inch tyres. The wheels also feature a charcoal center section with bright outer edges and an orange outline on the wheel edge.

The rear fender gills, racing-style fuel filler door and the Corvette-derived hood scoop still showcase hints of the original stunner of years back.

For what goes under the bonnet is still a mystery as GM would like to keep some kind of secret for the show. However they have been hinting, "The Camaro convertible concept is motivated by a torquey V-8 engine that rightly sends power to the rear wheels via a manual transmission."

Bets are up that there is most likely to be a Corvette-derived V-8 version kicking out more than 300 kW of power.

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