The debut of the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible at the 2016 New York Auto Show was certainly highly anticipated. Avid fans will be excited to know that Chevrolet will commence sales of the new Camaro ZL1 convertible in early 2017.
This convertible version of the Camaro boasts of a performance comparable to its coupe sibling as it is underpinned by a modular and rigid body architecture designed to support a high-performance convertible.
Since the models only have a few minor structural variations, the convertible is able to inherit the track-honed chassis and driver control systems of the coupe version.
Contributing to the superb handling capability of the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible is its lightweight yet stiffer structure as well as an updated Magnetic Ride suspension and an electronic limited-slip differential.
Its other notable features include Performance Traction Management and Custom Launch Control. The new convertible also has the following as standard: a dual-mode exhaust, Driver Mode Selector and advanced connectivity features.
Interestingly, the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible comes with track capability as standard, including features like 11 heat exchangers for optimal powertrain cooling. This means that customers do not need to avail of an optional racing package just to render the ZL1 ready to race on the track.
Taking care of deceleration and stopping power are Brembo brakes with six-piston monobloc front calipers – all featuring the ZL1 logo – as well as massive 15.35-inch (390 mm) two-piece front rotors. The new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible rides on distinct 20-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires -- 285/30ZR20 front and 305/30ZR20 rear – featuring a compound and construction made just for the Camaro.
Meanwhile, Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development, remarked that the new Camaro ZL1 is designed to excel at everything.
He dubbed the new Camaro ZL1 as a 2+2 coupe that offers incredible performance in terms of acceleration, handling and braking while providing high levels of technology and perfect chassis damping. He also described the Camaro ZL1 as a car that is ‘fast with finesse,’ since it is well-balanced and features superb damping and isolation for optimal performance and driver confidence.