• Mar 13, 2010
Chevrolet Camaro Convertible - Visit Camaro5.com for additional photos

GM's obviously thrilled with the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro's success, as it's pretty much owned the Ford Mustang on the sales charts to this point. Now, the retooled Mustang hopes to bounce back with new powertrains aimed at erasing any performance advantage the Camaro model has. File that battle under "To Be Continued." The other thing the Mustang has going for it, however, is that sunseekers can opt for a ragtop variant. As in, today. Chevy fans? Not so much.

The waiting game continues apace, however, as the Camaro Convertible inches closer to showrooms. The latest good news comes from Camaro5.com, where a contributor nabbed the droptop Camaro out testing with its roof down - the first such sighting. We think it's a looker, just like its fixed-roof sibling, and better still, with the top stowed, all the visibility compromises the coupe has to make in the name of its wicked curb appeal are summarily erased. This is one ride we're definitely looking forward to. For additional photos, make tracks over to Camaro5.com.

[Source: Camaro5.com]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Why on earth would they put the onstar/satellite radio antenna (the shark fin one) right in front of the 3rd brake light like that?
        • 4 Years Ago
        And why doesn't it have any Chevy logos???????

        Oh wait, it's a prototype and the actual car won't be on the market for another year.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Blake... yeah, because the Pontiac Solstice also had its antenna in a crappy position when it was a prototype, but they moved it for the production version... oh wait a minute, no they didn't.
      Oscar
      • 4 Years Ago
      I bought a Camaro in December and I'm trying to get rid of it now because it's not what Chevy made it out to be. I don't like the interior, it's somewhat shoddy. I am hopeful future Camaros are better built, inside and out. The Challenger or the Mustang probably a better bang for your buck.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Oscar
        Either you're making this up, or you're an idiot. The items you seem to take issue with were more than obvious the first time you sat in the car but, you still bought it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Piss poor integration of the third brake light. Damn, that's Chrysler-ish.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hopefully they just threw that on to make the pre-production unit street-legal.

        But driving with the top down and all the side windows up? CONVERTIBLE FELONY!
        • 4 Years Ago
        people posting on Camaro5 says this is still a test mule, and the brake light and sat antenna are likely there for function and to be legal - I would expect the car to have an integrated 3rd brake light and maybe a much lower profile sat/onstar setup.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait, what? The Camaro did well for several months last year, but the Mustang still outsold it.

      Even if the Camaro did top the Mustang in sales, let's wait until after the fervor of the reintroduction dies down to sustainable levels before Chevy fans uncork the bubbly to celebrate.

      I'm sure that the Camaro droptop will be a hit with many buyers, but I was not impressed with the hardtop when I drove it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm quite calm, just confused that Autoblog reported that Mustang beat the Camaro year-long sales but is now saying the Camaro was the top seller for the year. It doesn't matter to be either way, I just would like to know which is accurate.

        All I proposed is waiting until sales settle down to their sustainable rates. It would be like assuming the sales numbers for the first month of the iPhone are predictors of long-term sales.

        I don't have anything against the Camaro, it's just not for me. I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to dislike it. It obviously appeals to many consumers and kudos to Chevy for their success.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Camaro has already sold over 100,000 cars. Which is pretty great when you consider the 2002 model sold only around 30-35,000. I like the vert, but I really want to see a Z28. I'm glad Fords finally bringing the big guns. Competition is good for all of us.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thanks for the info, inline6.

        It would be nice if AutoBlog had included that information in their article on the sales (or maybe they did and I didn't catch it).
        • 4 Years Ago
        WRONG.

        The Camaro outsold the Mustang in:

        June 2009
        July 2009
        August 2009
        September 2009
        October 2009
        November 2009
        December 2009
        January 2010
        February 2010

        The only reason the Mustang outsold the Camaro for CY2009 is because it was no Camaros were sold from January - March 2009.

        The Mustang had tons of deeply discounted MY2009s on lots, the thoroughly reskinned 2010 hitting lots when the new Camaro did, and both coupe and convertible bodystyles on offer. Yet the Camaro has still outsold it handily, and has for 9 months in a row now.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry GM, still not interested.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Do we really need another convertible? the market is over saturated with them and sales have declined to what 400k. GM needs to focus on getting out its Hybrid and introducing new small car models not more of leftovers from old gm era.
      • 4 Years Ago
      no surprise - but this car seems very cave like, even with the convertible - there are still the huge back haunches. maybe this is just a modern styling, but I did appreciate the days when your elbow could sit comfortably on the window sill and the rear proportions of cars not generally as enormous as they are now. But still looks like a great car, and my 72 Mustang Fastback had its issues too. And at least it this car is 1) available at all 2) has RWD and 3) IRS.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the Sun is not shining. too bad......
      • 4 Years Ago
      C'mon, a convertible? really? This was supposed to be a mans muscle car, a GM revival, not a "lets take the top off and sell it to women" kind of deal.... I would still rather have a Mustang
        • 4 Years Ago
        You know this isn't the first Camaro convertible... right?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sexist AND stupid! Awesome!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'll never understand why some people equate rag-tops with women. A convertible is the closest thing you have on the road to a motorcycle. I love the feeling of driving down the road with the top down.
        Oh, and BTW, I think you should add the SVT Cobra convertible to the list of cars that aren't necessarily girl's cars. ;)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Zethy, yeah, ignoring 52% of potential customers would be a GREAT product strategy!

        Re: muscle car marketing, everyone beats their chest about Z/28s and Boss 429s and Hemis when they think of muscle cars--but the base models with 6-cylinders and steelies were always the ones that paid the bills.
        • 4 Years Ago
        hey, I can still dream can't I?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not to mention, I'm pretty sure Ford has provided numbers in the recent past that more than half of Mustang sales, esp the V6, coupe or convertible, were sales to women.

        so - the mustang you'd rather have, is as much the "chick" car as any.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I dont mind that it's a chick car, what I mind is GM saying one thing and doing another. What was the Mustang always called by Mr. Shelby? A secretary's car. I expect the mustang to be a unisex car. If I were to buy a Camaro I would want it to be what GM promised, a snarling beast of a muscle car, not a cheap crummy marketing exercise.
        Just because a car fits neatly into the marketing strategy does not make it cool. Take mini vans for example, very practical, huge money makers, a common sight in suburban America; but none of that makes them cool, or attractive, or stylish, or fun.
        If it were a purpose built convertible, I could respect it, but it isn't, so I can't
        • 4 Years Ago
        All I'm saying is that GM is doing some backtracking here; the branding, commercials, and PR all defined the purpose of the Camaro, as a Muscle car that would give other cars in the segment a run for their money.
        A convertible, by definition is more of a cruiser, the suspension tends to be squishier, the chassis flexes, and the weight is higher. And the comment about women, my apologies, it was not intended to offend, I was commentating on that that is the market niche GM is chasing here considering that just over 70% of convertibles in america are bought women.
        The Camaro was ment to retake parts of the American market that were lost to German and Japanese manufacturers. While what was promised, I personally think, is being cheapened by this version of the model.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Theres Mustang convertibles, and Corvette convertibles as well. I'd assume the only reason there isn't a Challenger convertible is that Chrysler had no money to develop one.

        I do agree that a lot of drop top cars look like girl cars. The only ones I can think of that don't seem to be are Corvettes, Porsches aside from the Boxter and Aston Martins.
      • 4 Years Ago
      From that pic, it looks like it is an extremely CLEAN conversion... the top is not bulging up and killing the lines of the car at all.

      Since this is obviously a prototype, who knows if the actual car is this clean, but I am definitely impressed... and I am usually not a big convertible fan.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope they spruce up the interior a bit.
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