Perhaps the only thing more exhilarating than getting behind the wheel of a true American muscle car? Getting behind the wheel of a true American muscle car with a drop top, one that’s capable of delivering more than 320 hp while returning nearly 30 mpg highway. It might sound too good to be true, but it isn’t. You can get it all in the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible.
If attention is what you’re seeking, then there’s no better choice than a 2012 Camaro Convertible (MSRP $30,180). Building on its classic design, the newest Camaro Convertible is offered in 1LT, 2LT, 1SS and 2SS trims and features numerous upgrades and enhancements for 2012.
Most notable is a more powerful and lighter-weight 3.6-liter LFX V6 engine in the LS that returns a remarkable balance of muscle car power and fuel-sipping efficiency. The LFX V6 engine uses direct injection and variable valve timing to generate a whopping 323 hp and 278 lb/ft of torque to the rear wheels while still offering an outstanding 28 mpg highway when equipped with the available six-speed automatic transmission. True to its sporting nature, all models come standard with a six-speed manual.
If you simply can’t resist the temptation of a classic American V8 under the hood, the legendary SS trim Camaro Convertible comes standard with a 6.2-liter V8 that roasts radials to the tune of 426 hp and 420 lb/ft of torque when equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission.
A six-speed automatic is available and is paired with a 400 hp and 410 lb/ft of torque variant of the 6.2-liter V8. The TAPshift steering wheel-mounted manual shifting controls on the six-speed automatic further enhance the sporting characteristics of this drop top Chevy.
The Camaro Convertible SS with the six-speed manual can catapult from zero-to-60 in a mere five seconds, according to Edmunds.com’s road test, when using the advanced Launch Control system for optimal traction, but when you ease up on the throttle, it can offer up a respectable 24 mpg highway.
Unlike muscle cars from the 1960s that were only good for going fast in a straight line, the 2012 Camaro Convertible is built on an advanced, high strength chassis that uses independent rear suspension, variable ratio steering and optional 20-inch wheels for superior cornering performance. With four-wheel disc brakes, including Brembo four-piston calipers on SS models, the 2012 Camaro Convertible can stop just as urgently as it accelerates.
The 2012 Camaro Convertible features a number of interior cosmetic changes that provide something 1960s muscle cars didn’t have: Luxury appointments and the latest technology. The dash features design cues form the 1969 Camaro, but the 2012 Camaro Convertible also adds a more ergonomic steering wheel, a power-controlled passenger’s seat and more soft-touch material inserts to improve the richness of interior quality.
The 2012 Camaro Convertible is also loaded with technology. A standard Head-Up Display (HUD) on 2LT and 2SS models shows speed and radio station selection on the windshield where it is easiest and safest to see. The HUD even shows directions when using the On-Star Turn-by-Turn Navigation system – complimentary for the first six months after buying your 2012 Camaro Convertible.
Remote starting capability, Bluetooth wireless technology, mobile application integration, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and a Boston Acoustics premium eight-speaker sound system are all available in the 2012 Camaro Convertible.
With the touch of a button, in a mere 20 seconds, the soft top automatically powers down for an unobstructed view of all the people who gawk at your Camaro as you drive by. And to aid in unobstructed views when backing up, a new Rear Vision Package comes standard in 2LT and 2SS models, featuring a rear-view camera system that displays on the inside rear-view mirror.
Because of its high strength chassis, four-wheel disc brakes, standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control system and driver, passenger and front side airbags, the 2012 Camaro Convertible is also an extremely safe muscle car.
Like every GM product, the 2012 Camaro Convertible comes standard with the OnStar in-vehicle safety and convenience system to automatically call emergency responders in the event of a crash, provide Stolen Vehicle Location and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Ignition Immobilization assistance, Remote Vehicle Unlock services, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Roadside Assistance, Remote Vehicle Diagnostics and much, much more. Buyers also receive six months of complimentary Directions and Connections services.
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible just might be the ultimate expression of unbridled motoring freedom – something every American must experience. Visit our showroom today because we have a 2012 Camaro Convertible with the top down just waiting for you to test drive.