10 Oct, 2011
Announcing: 2013 Camaro ZL1 Convertible (in Ashen Gray)
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Chevrolet announced today the brand’s most-powerful convertible ever – the 2013 Camaro ZL1 will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. When it goes on sale in late 2012, it will deliver more performance and technology than many exotic cars and ultra-luxury convertibles.
The Camaro ZL1 convertible will be one of the most powerful and most capable, convertibles available at any price, said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “This is a car that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you drop the top – or hit the gas.”
Like the coupe, the Camaro ZL1 convertible features a supercharged 6.2L “LSA” engine, SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm). That’s enough to exceed the output of 2+2 convertibles of many performance icons, including:
- 2012 Aston Martin DB9 Volante – 470 hp / 443 lb.-ft.
- 2012 Mercedes SL63 AMG – 518 hp / 465 lb.-ft.
- 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S – 530 hp / 516 lb.-ft.
- 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 – 550 hp / 510 lb.-ft.
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