The new Chevrolet Camaro convertible and coupe will have their debut at the 65th Frankfurt Motor Show. The latest version of the Camaro features a low-slung silhouette as well as MyLink connected radio. It also represents the most significant redesign since the carmaker unveiled the fifth-generation Camaro as a concept car in 2006.
The new Camaro features improved high-performance aerodynamics allows for more efficient cooling and stability at high speeds. The muscle car’s front fascia boasts of a wider lower grille and a narrower upper grille, with the functional bonnet vent helping cut heat and aerodynamic lift. Completing the redesigned Camaro is a sculptural deck lid, horizontal lamps and a diffuser in the rear.
Both the coupe and the convertible feature a spoiler with integral antenna. The new Camaro is powered by a 6.2L V8 engine paired to a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The automatic version includes active fuel management and cam phasing (VVT).
The manual version provides up to 432 hp (318 kW) of output at 5,900 rpm and up to 569 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm. This power allows the manual coupe to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds, and the manual convertible in 5.4 seconds. The new Camaro boasts of standard remote keyless entry. A buyer could opt a remote engine start functionality on the automatic variant.
Customers could also choose leather-appointed power adjustable Recaro sport bucket seats for the coupe variant. The new Camaro features new color heads-up display and the new Chevrolet MyLink connected radio.
The radio is built around a seven-inch high resolution full-color touch screen and features a clean, icon-based display menu. The new Chevrolet MyLink connected radio enables users to open phone books, personal playlists, and photo galleries from compatible smartphones. Connectivity is provided via USB, Bluetooth and aux-in.
The system also offers text-to-speech capability, allowing users to listen to text messages from their smartphone. Chevrolet will roll out the new Camaro at select dealerships across Europe at the end of 2013. The coupe has a starting price of £35,320 while the convertible has a base tag of £40,320 in the United Kingdom.