Chevy wowed everyone with an impressive 2017 Camaro ZL1, and now it’s revealed the droptop version of the car at the New York International Auto Show. It looks great, promises mind-blowing performance and will dry hair in no time flat.
Like the coupe, the Camaro ZL1 Convertible packs a serious punch thanks to the supercharged LT4 6.2-liter V-8 Small Block crammed under the hood. If you don’t already know, it pushes out 640 horsepower and 640 lb.-ft. of torque, which is enough for some serious white-knuckle acceleration.
If you’re concerned about body rigidity without the Camaro ZL1’s roof, Chevy thought of that. Instead of just being about straight-line acceleration, both versions of the ZL1 can get around turns pretty well. Engineers had planned ahead from day one of designing the current Camaro’s architecture, making it so the convertible needs just a few structural changes to handle the kind of brutality dished out by the LT4.
That means you can throw down on the track on the weekend with no problem, plus cruise city streets on weekdays. Essentially you can have your convertible and excellent handling too, if you want the best of both worlds.