• Sep 30th 2010 at 10:20AM
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2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible – Click above to see this image in high-res

General Motors has announced that the highly anticipated Chevrolet Camaro Convertible will (finally) make its production-spec debut at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. Both the 3.6-liter V6 (now with 312 horsepower) and 6.2-liter V8 will be available, mated to six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. Aside from the folding soft top, very little has changed in terms of updates for the 2011 Camaro.

The Camaro Convertible hits dealerships in February of next year (perfect timing for us in the snow belt), priced from $30,000, which includes the $850 destination charge. That's nearly $7,000 more than the price of a base Camaro coupe, which leads us to believe that bottom-end trim levels won't be available on the convertible. And for those of you wondering, the least expensive Mustang V6 Convertible starts over $2,000 less at $27,995.

We'll have more details closer to the car's LA show unveiling. GM's current press release is available after the jump.

[Source: General Motors]
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Opening Soon: 2011 Camaro Convertible

DETROIT – The 21st century rebirth of the Chevrolet Camaro opens a new chapter when the 2011 Camaro Convertible premieres at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on Nov. 17.

The Camaro Convertible will arrive in Chevrolet showrooms in February 2011. Starting price will be $30,000, including $850 destination. (Full details will be released later this year.)

"The Convertible will make the all-new Camaro, already a smash-hit, even more desirable to a greater range of drivers," says Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing.

The Convertible model will be available in the same basic model offering as the Camaro Coupe. The standard model will have a 312-hp Direct Injection V6 engine featuring 29 miles per gallon on the highway. The SS model will feature the 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 426 hp. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, with an optional six-speed automatic.

Camaro is America's most popular sports car, seizing leadership in U.S. sales with the coupe model that launched in spring of 2009 as a 2010 model. The right to purchase one of the first Convertibles was recently sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for $205,000, with all proceeds donated to charity.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Just imagine if someone paid, idk, like $205,000 for one of these. That would suck. Thankfully people aren't that stupid.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Over $2,000 more expensive than a Mustang convertible?

      That doesn't sound like the best move...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll NEVER buy another GM automobile. EVER
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey look at my antenna! It was an afterthought!!!

      That eyesore aside, the car looks really good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      GM and Ford, Where is the rollover protection, Oh my head. Also, GM can you build a better Chevy SSR with a hybird system and rollover protection.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Camaro is too heavy to roll over
      • 4 Years Ago
      Step 1: Complain about Obama's "big gubbermint spending" which saved GM.

      Step 2: Like the new Camaro, perhaps even buy one.

      Step 3: Look up 'irony' in the dictionary.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That will fix the blind spots!

      It is a lot of metal to remove though so I am hoping they focused on body stiffness.

      Also, I am sure it will look good. Hopefully they open up the exhaust a little as well so we can enjoy the sound with the top down.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's what I was thinking. Certainly looks better without the sardine-can looking cabin. The problem (for me) is the high belt-line of the car ... removing the roof makes it look much more proportional, until you put a person in it. My 5'10'' frame would look midget-sized in a Camaro, but the roof is too low to be much taller.

        It looks good in pictures, but I've never been impressed by the Camaros' appearance on the road. They just need to shrink it in all dimensions by about 10, 15%.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is pretty but I like the hard top better.......dont know why......
      • 4 Years Ago
      Your "the jump" link seems to be completely broken. It links to the story with "30000" in the url instead of "30k" and that doesn't exist.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I didn't think it was possible, but it looks like they created an even smaller and more awkward trunk opening than the coupe:
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's a convertible...the trunk is going to be generally useless anyway.

        This thing isn't for hauling large items, it's for fun. Chances are you'll have a few small bags and be done with it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sea Urchin, I believe you can store a Miata (with trunk!) inside the Camaro's trunk... so I don't know why you're comparing...
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ jrm125, Mazda somehow solved this issue with Miata, trunk is the same size with the top up or down.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Can you believe that honking dam dorsal fin onstar antenna on the trunk lid? The brilliant style and fluidity it lends to the Camaro ragtop!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have an SS and to be honest the trunk is actually pretty big. I can fit a full size piece of luggage through it so I'm not sure what people are complaining about. I mean what are they trying to do carry a 4x8 sheet of plywood? The trunk is surprisingly large too which comes in handy storing all my cleaning crap.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Finally a Camaro I can sit in without rubbing my head on the ceiling and one that I can see out of the back of. As long as it doesn't rain or get cold...This would be the car you keep in the garage and only drive it in nice weather.
      • 4 Years Ago
      World's worst product. munney rat hole for fans of GM. Crap prod worst service. Former owner Firebird Convert Melbourne Florida. Come Kiss My Ass
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