2011 SEMA Show: Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Synergy Concept

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 1, 2011

Honoring tradition, Chevrolet unveiled a new Synergy concept at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. For those who may not know, it was at the SEMA Show that the Camaro Synergy Special Editions were born. The Camaro Synergy Concept for this year is based on the Camaro Convertible.

It features a special Silver Ice exterior color with black Synergy stripes on the hood. It also has decklid and “mail slot” decals with red line inserts and Synergy gill decals and no SS or RS exterior badges.

In addition, the vehicle has new Chevrolet Accessories effects and grille that has the same color as the body. It rides on a fresh set of 21 wheels (black with red stripe). Its suspension lowering kit is by Pedders (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product).

There are red Brembo brake calipers behind the wheels. There’s also a red engine cover under the hood from Chevrolet Accessories. Inside, there are Chevrolet Accessories floor mats (ebony with red and “CAMARO” logo in silver), a new red lightning kit, a Hurts short-throw shifter, SS logo with red outline on the head restraints, black leather interior with red accent stitching on seats, console, doors, steering wheel and shifter boot, Silver Ice instrument panel and door inserts, and a new set of pedals built by Chevrolet Accessories.

Chevrolet’s class-leading Camaro line welcomes its newest version at the 2010 Los Angeles International Auto Show: the 2011 Camaro Convertible. Production of this new convertible will commence in January 2011 and will be available in the market the month after. Its improved body design and well-designed retractable roof lets it provide enjoyably sporty yet precise drive quality.

The new Camaro Convertible would allow a new customer group the opportunity to appreciate the renowned design and capabilities of the Chevrolet Camaro, as Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet marketing, said. He adds that given the 21st century success of the revived Camaro line, it was only logical that they enhanced and extended the product line into new directions.

Different Camaro Convertible models will be available, just like the Coupe version. The standard model will be powered by a direct-injection V8 engine producing 312hp but with a 29mpg highway petrol consumption. The SS model will have a 426hp 6.2L V8. As standard, transmission on both versions will be six-speed manual, though six-speed automatic can be specified.

The original 2010 Camaro coupe that actually launched in 2009 became the segment leader in sales in the US. Buying rights for one of the early convertible versions went for $205,000 at a recent Barrett-Jackson auction for charity. The exclusive limited Neiman Marcus Edition of the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible consisted of 100 cars with custom ornaments and styling. Despite costing $75,000 each, it took only three minutes to sell out all cars.

Chevrolet Camaro convertible is elegant and classy, yet sportively dynamic just like a coupe. Its body has been engineered to minimise cowl or steering wheel shake for better handling and responsiveness in any condition. The top has an exact fit and features acoustical foam in the headliner to reduce noise when it is up.

Trim packages available for the Camaro convertible are the 1LT/2LT (V-6) and 1SS/2SS (V-8). Starting price is $30,000 MSRP (including $850 destination). There are nine available production body colours, while tops are either black or tan. There is also a rear parking assist featured as standard in all models.

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