If you were excited about the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Coupe announcement last week, you’ll be absolutely ecstatic over this development.
Chevy took the wraps of the ZL1 Convertible Thursday at the New York Auto Show. Oh yes, now we’re getting a look at the drop-top version of this V8 640 horsepower drag-strip ready beast that will go on sale in early 2017.
The ZL1’s 6.2-liter V8 is mated to either a six-speed manual or GM’s all-new 10-speed automatic. That’s two more gears than the eight-speed Camaro SS and four more than the previous ZL1. Along with the 640 horses under the hood you get a matching 640 pound-feet of torque.
Chevy says the convertible is on par with the performance of the coupe model, because the Camaro’s modular and rigid body architecture was designed from the get-go to support a high-performance convertible.
As a result, Chevy says only a few minor structural differences separate the two models, as the coupe’s track-honed chassis and driver control systems stay the same.
For more on the 2017 ZL1 Coupe check our original post here.
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