The Camaro ZL1 Convertible Is The Droptop That Could Outrun The Hellcat And GT350

2016 New York Auto Show

Evidently they've at least blown their top.

Just yesterday Chevrolet unveiled the downright bonkers ZL1 Camaro at the 2016 New York Auto Show. Borrowing the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 we've seen in the Cadillac CTS-V, the 640 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque that the true muscle car pumps out makes this the closest we’ll get to seeing a Chevy-branded Hellcat competitor. Only thing is that it wasn’t enough for Chevy to blow our minds with just one ZL1. The automaker decided to cut the roof off as well. Meet the Camaro ZL1 convertible.

Like its hard-topbrother, the ZL1 convertible will also get options for a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic. All of the toys have made it onto this car including Magnetic Ride suspension, Performance Traction Management, and electronic limited-slip differential. Combined with aerodynamic elements like the “flow-tie” Chevy badge up front make it so that this car will be one that is “fast with finesse” as Chevy put it. While the coupe weighs 200 pounds less than its predecessor, we’d expect the convertible mechanism and chassis reinforcements to bring this convertible back to the 4,100-pound curb weight of the last ZL1. Early 2017 should have ZL1 owners seeing a good view of the sky while doing doughnuts.

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