You might find it strange for Chevy to use its Frankfurt Motor Show stage to debut the droptop version of its very America-centric Camaro Convertible, but it's actually not that out of place. Remember when Chevy took the wraps off of its new C7 Corvette Stingray droptop, it did so in Geneva. Besides, it's nice to see a bit of 'Murican muscle storming the very Euro-centric stage.

You won't be surprised to learn that the 2014 Camaro Convertible gets all of the same upgrades as the refreshed hardtop variant, including updates to the front and rear fascias, as well as upgraded tech with Chevy MyLink inside. The new (optional) Recaro chairs, however, are not offered on the droptop.

Have a look at the refreshed Camaro Convertible in the gallery above, and click below for GM's presser.
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New Chevrolet Camaro to make first appearance in Europe
2013-08-21

- New Camaro convertible to debut at IAA 2013
- Aero-optimized design with hood vent, new grille and horizontal tail lamps
- New Chevrolet MyLink connected radio

FRANKFURT – At the 65th Frankfurt Motor Show, Chevrolet will debut the new Camaro convertible and coupe. Featuring a fast, low-slung silhouette and Chevrolet's new MyLink connected radio, the latest edition of the famed American muscle car represents the most significant redesign since the introduction of the fifth-generation Camaro as a concept vehicle in 2006.

"Camaro has always been associated with iconic design, high performance and driving fun, and we are particularly proud of the new coupe and convertible models," said Dr. Thomas Sedran, President and Managing Director, Chevrolet Europe. "They incorporate new high-tech features that add extra convenience and give customers even more value for their money," Sedran added.

Enhanced aerodynamics

The new Camaro boasts improved high-performance aerodynamics that provide more efficient cooling and stability at high speeds. The front fascia has a wider lower grille and a narrower upper grille, while the functional hood vent helps reduce heat and aerodynamic lift. At the rear, a sculptural deck lid, horizontal lamps and a diffuser complete the new design. Both the coupe and the convertible sport a spoiler with integral antenna.

Power is supplied by the proven 6.2L V8 engine which is mated to a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The automatic transmission model includes active fuel management and cam phasing (VVT). The manual transmission version churns out 432 hp (318 kW) at 5,900 rpm and delivers a torque of 569 Nm at 4,600 rpm. Zero to 100 acceleration is 5.2 seconds for the manual coupe and 5.4 seconds for the manual convertible.

Interior offers modern convenience and connectivity

Entering the new Camaro is straightforward and comfortable, thanks to standard remote keyless entry; on the automatic variant, customers can opt for a remote engine start functionality. Leather-appointed power adjustable Recaro sport bucket seats can be selected in the front for the coupe variant.

Further interior highlights include a new color heads-up display and the new Chevrolet MyLink connected radio that is located in the center stack. The radio is built around a seven-inch high resolution full-color touch screen and has a clean, icon-based display menu.

The new Chevrolet MyLink connected radio allows users to open phone books, personal playlists, and photo galleries from compatible smartphones. Connectivity will be provided through USB, Bluetooth and aux-in. In addition to voice recognition, the system offers text-to-speech capability*, which allows users to listen to text messages from their smartphone. A rearview camera is standard.

In addition, customers can opt to purchase an integrated navigation system with coverage of all of Europe. As is the case with all Chevrolet MyLink radios, owners will be able to upgrade the new system with dedicated apps once they become available.

Competitive price tag for a true muscle car

The new Camaro will arrive at select Chevrolet dealerships across Europe toward the end of the year. With prices starting from €39,990 for the coupe and €44,990 for the convertible in Germany, it is a compelling choice for performance-oriented drivers.

There is, however, much more to the Camaro than great value and affordability. Its rugged strength, iconic design and unique muscle car attributes have stolen the hearts and imaginations of countless people and have provided subject matter for wall posters, T-shirts, and songs for decades.

Famously described to journalists in summer 1966 as a "small vicious animal that eats Mustangs", the original Camaro was built around a unibody structure and a 3.9L straight six engine. Since then, five progressively more capable generations of the Camaro have thrilled car fans around the globe. Until 1968, Camaros were assembled from complete knock down (CKD) kits at two General Motors' European plants in Antwerp, Belgium, and Biel, Switzerland.

Performance has always been an essential ingredient of Camaro's DNA and consequently, it has seen action in many forms of auto racing, including the spectacular drag races, where specially prepared vehicles, usually two at a time, compete along a straight course to make it first across a set finish line.

As much a part of Americana as apple pie and baseball, Camaros have featured in several Hollywood movies, such as runaway bride (1999), a walk to remember (2003), and, of course, Transformers (2007, 2009, 2011), in which the Chevrolet Camaro sports car had a starring role as Bumblebee.

In March 2013, the latest edition of the Camaro Z28, considered by many to be the most iconic and exclusive model in Camaro history, was unveiled at the New York Auto Show. Powered by a 7.0L V8 engine developed in conjunction with Corvette Racing and capable of churning out an estimated 500 hp (373 kW) and 637 Nm of torque, the new Camaro Z28 is suitably equipped to live up to the nameplate's proud heritage.

Technical data preliminary
* Availability of voice recognition and text-to-speech in local language will vary across markets.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is the world's fourth largest car brand with annual sales of almost 5 million cars and trucks in more than 140 countries. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, high quality and Chevrolet MyLink intelligent connectivity. Its European line-up includes the Spark and Aveo city cars, the Trax small SUV, the compact Cruze, the Orlando family van, the Captiva compact SUV, the Malibu mid-size sedan, the legendary Camaro and Corvette sports cars and the extended-range Volt electric car. For more information visit chevroleteurope.com.


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      MF
      • 1 Year Ago
      they are called seats, not chairs.. come on people ;)
      dohc73
      • 1 Year Ago
      They're not that uncommon there; saw at least four in Paris amongst new and classic Mustangs and also older model Caddys. And then, of course, the obligatory Chrysler minivan-taxi.
      EJD1984
      • 1 Year Ago
      Appears to be a transition design towards the (un-retro) 2016 Camaro. Most likely will be heavily influenced by the Code 130R http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2016-chevrolet-camaro-25-cars-worth-waiting-for-20142017-future-cars
      kengesel
      • 1 Year Ago
      see it at the Frankfurt Auto Show, or see it like I did... streaming out the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport car rental garage, tops down. the updates look good in person, and the new tail lights I was unsure of at first seem much more "1969" and attractive than the pictures would suggest.
        the.fog
        • 1 Year Ago
        @kengesel
        Just like you can see a Mercedes at the Detroit Auto Show, or see it like I did... Delivering TP to German businesses. My point is: Your point is?
      Terry Actill
      • 1 Year Ago
      The new models from Opel and Audi make this look like some slow student's doodle.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those throw-back tail lights are hideous. Why Chevy? Why?
      dmat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sorry chevy but the headlights being deeper than the grill opening is so toyota civic like that This is just awful to me. Combined with an oversized bottom opening, its just eww. Also, it is just me or does the hood line appear to be higher? I'm not refering to the cowl but just in general.
        me
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dmat
        I never thought of that but you're right it does look like toyotas new front end designs
      Michael Bernard Rahl
      God that dashboard is ugly... What do you call the bezels around the speedometer/tachometer? Oh, right... Ugly. The outside can look like a Matchbox car, but the inside ought to rise above the level of Fisher Price! GM..... (sad face)
        dohc73
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Michael Bernard Rahl
        No GM (happy face). People like you don't stop it being a total sales success so turn that frown upside down mister and put on a HAPPY FACE!!
        Randy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Michael Bernard Rahl
        I agree on the dash. Its horrible. I was going to buy a Camaro a couple years ago and it ended up being the dashboard alone that made me not buy the car. Outside is nice but I think the design is played out already!
      protovici
      • 1 Year Ago
      Eight years went by and GM only came up with this design. Granted GM had major business problems and needed a car to turn a quick profit by using a good name, but I think this killed the design of the car. I wish it had the flair of the days past like the late 60's and early 2000's. I think they can do a better job on the design. Easy to sell a car with a name plate like Camaro. Plus, I cant get any new camaro to race me.... wonder why?
        caddy-v
        • 1 Year Ago
        @protovici
        You don't like the design? Don't buy one. And the reason you can't get anyone to race you is probably because your car sucks.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @protovici
        So you actually have people turn you down at the track? That's weird. Oh, you were referring to street racing, weren't you. Maybe you just can't find a Camaro owner dumb enough to engage in street racing with you. I remember when all the kids drag raced their Civics back in HS. They were so cool!
      Muttons
      • 1 Year Ago
      When I look at the Camaro refresh I keep hearing the loser music from The Price is Right...
        me
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Muttons
        Lmao bum bum bum buuuuuuuuuuuuummmmm waaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!!
        thatitaliankid321
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Muttons
        I liked the older Camaro Grill and Steering wheel configuration better
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      2015 Mustang is going to make this car look even worse. Go Ford!
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        You mean the Fusion coupe? Doubtful. The current Ford look and grill is getting tired fast.
      CadiVetteFerrari
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yuck.
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