2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible Revealed at LA Auto Show
The 2012 Camaro ZL1 Convertible was unveiled at the LA Auto Show with the same 580-horsepower LS9 V8 powerplant of the ZL1 Coupe, but with a stowable top. Team Chevrolet is happy to point out that this sledge-hammer-of-a-drop-top is the most powerful production Chevy (convertible) ever produced in the brand’s 100-year history, but its open air nature doesn’t mean it’s a performance slacker.
In a very well written open letter, Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser lays it down in response to Ford’s recent release of the 650-horsepower Mustang GT500 details. This is a must read and really puts things into perspective and squashes all recent GT500 hype. For example, one part states…
“For Mustang fans, you’re welcome. Clearly the Camaro has encouraged Ford to throw everything they can at us.”
The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 184 mph. Starting at $54,995, including Performance Traction Management and Magnetic Ride suspension, the ZL1 delivers supercar levels of performance and technology for the price of a sports car.
“From the original Camaro to the current Corvette ZR1, Chevrolet has a long history of delivering world-class cars that outperformed competitors at several times the price,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Chevrolet Marketing. “The ZL1 is no exception. There are very few cars at any price that can match the power, features, and track-capability of the Camaro ZL1.”
What you see in the images above of proof that the Camaro is not only a safe vehicle, but it is also the first to pass all NHTSA Safety Tests. Yet another accolade to the Camaro team and a testament that they are striving to make the best Camaro ever, and the best vehicle in its class.
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