2011 SEMA Preview: Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Synergy Concept

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 28, 2011

The Camaro Synergy Special Editions were born thanks to the SEMA Show and in order to keep up with the tradition, Chevrolet unveiled a new Synergy concept for this year’s show form Las Vegas. This year’s Camaro Synergy Concept is based on the Camaro Convertible and comes with a special Silver Ice exterior color with black Synergy stripes on the hood, with decklid and “mail slot” decals with red line inserts, as well as Synergy gill decals and no SS or RS exterior badges.

Moreover, the vehicle features new Chevrolet Accessories effects and grille showing the same color as the body, a new set of 21 wheels (black with red stripe) and a suspension lowering kit by Pedders (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product). Behind the wheels we find the red Brembo brake calipers while under the hood a red engine cover manufactured by Chevrolet accessories lies perfectly.

The interior sees Chevrolet Accessories floor mats (ebony with red and “CAMARO” logo in silver, a new lightning kit displayed in red, a Hurts short-throw shifter, black leather interior with red accent stitching on seats, console, doors, steering wheel and shifter boot, Silver Ice instrument panel and door inserts, SS logo with red outline on the head restraints and a new set of pedals manufactured by Chevrolet Accessories.

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro features a mix of beautiful looks, advanced technology and outstanding performance, helping honor the earlier Camaros while meeting the expectations of customers who are looking for a 21st century sports coupe.

Chevrolet general manager and General Motors vice president Ed Peper says that the new generation Camaro gives us a modern and cutting-edge package of technology, comfort and performance. Peper adds that it is the perfect car for an entire generation of car enthusiasts that takes its cue from the earlier Camaros while also having a modern design.

The Chevrolet Camaro is designed around the new rear-wheel-drive platform and follows General Motor’s design and development philosophies. The original design was first worked out in the United States while Australian and American teams worked on the engineering. Tests were conducted on roads the world over and finally, the assembly was done in GM’s Oshawa, Ontario, Canada plant.

The Design

The 2010 Camaro follows the original concept very closely, specifically the first generation Camaro that was produced in the late 1960s. The sports coupe has a two-door configuration and a wheelbase that is 112.3 inches long. The 2010 Camaro measures 190.4 inches long, 75.5 inches wide and 54.2 inches tall.

The short deck and the long hood have been pushed towards the corners, while a 67-degree raked windscreen gives the Camaro better aerodynamics that produces a drag coefficient of only 0.37 on the V-6 models and only 0.35 Cd for the V-8 SS models.

The wheel arch openings have been given a thorough redesign. The new Camaro has three wheel configurations: the standard wheel is 18 inches but you can opt for the 19-inch or 20-inch wheels. No matter what you choose, you can still get the same proportions between the top of the tire and the fender’s bottom. All models have the V design motif up front, and feature a 2.5 inch power dome in the hood, making it very similar to high-performance Camaro models. The SS models have a simulated air intake at the upper front fascia while the lower air intake is a bit bigger.

The 2010 Camaro also copies the Corvette’s sculpted twin cockpits that you see across the roof. The B-pillar is also not visible if you are standing outside the car, giving it a more solid and rigid look and the appearance of a hardtop coupe.

The engineers wanted to make sure that quality is upheld in the manufacturing process. So they made use of one-piece body stamping to give the side a cleaner appearance without the seams, plastic appliques or gaps. You can also find gills that are placed at the rear quarter panel, another throwback to the Camaro’s design cues.

You can choose from a range of ten colors for the exterior, including Victory Red, Black, Silver Ice Metallic and Rally Yellow. You can opt for the Red Jewel Tintcoat, and then choose your color palette, which includes Cyber Gray Metallic, Inferno Orange Metallic, Aqua Blue Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, and White.

Press Release

Camaro Synergy Series Concept

The Camaro's Synergy special editions were born at SEMA, and this vehicle is a new take on the concept, using the best of the best of Camaro accessories – as well as a distinctive silver exterior with red accents. Chevrolet will be listening to the reaction that this Synergy concept receives at SEMA, as it could be brought to production.

Vehicle highlights:

  • Silver Ice exterior color with black Synergy stripes on the hood, with decklid and "mail slot" decals with red line inserts
  • Synergy gill decals and no SS or RS exterior badges
  • Chevrolet Accessories body-color ground effects and grille
  • Chevrolet Accessories 21-inch wheels – black with red stripe
  • Suspension lowering kit by Pedders (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product)
  • Red Brembo® brake calipers
  • Chevrolet Accessories red engine cover
  • Concept "SS" underhood liner
  • Concept polished strut tower brace
  • Chevrolet Accessories floor mats (ebony with red and "CAMARO" logo in silver)
  • Chevrolet Accessories lighting kit (displayed in red)
  • Hurst® short-throw shifter
  • Black leather interior with red accent stitching on seats, console, doors, steering wheel and shifter boot
  • Silver Ice instrument panel and door inserts
  • Black leather instrument panel soft insert with red stitching
  • SS logo with red outline on the head restraints
  • Chevrolet Accessories pedal kit

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