Chevrolet has officially unveiled the 2011 Camaro Convertible just before its debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. The stunning car will go on sale in February next year.

The top is made out of a durable canvas material and features an acoustic headliner as well as a glass rear window with a defogger. It needs just 20 seconds to fold down with a single push of a button. When the roof is down, the luggage capacity drops to 222 liters, instead of 290 liters.

The car is powered by 3.6 liter V6 Pentastar with 312HP (232 kW) and 370Nm (278 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is pretty good according to economy - 17MPG in city cycle and 29MPG on highway with manual transmission, and 18MPG in city and 29MPG on highway with automatic gearbox..

However, the 2011 Camaro Convertible will be also offered with the 6.2-liter L99 V8, which produces whopping 400HP (298 kW) and 556Nm (410 lb-ft) of torque. It is available exclusively with a six-speed automatic transmission and returns an estimated 16MPG in city and 25MPG on highway.

The most powerful version is the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 with 426HP (318kW) and 569Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and is expected to return 16MPG in city and 24MPG on highway.

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2011 Camaro Convertible Specs:

Overview

Models:

Chevrolet Camaro coupe and convertible

Body style / driveline:

four-passenger, front-engine, rear-drive coupe and convertible

Construction:

unitized body frame, one- and two-sided galvanized steel

EPA vehicle class:

coupe

Manufacturing location:

Oshawa , Ontario, Canada

Key competitors:

Ford Mustang, Nissan 370Z

Engines


3.6L V-6 DI VVT (LLT)

6.2L V-8 (LS3, L99)

Application:

LS, LT

SS

Type:

3.6L V-6

6.2L V-8

Displacement (cu in / cc):

217 / 3564

376 / 6162

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

3.70 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6

4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92

Block material:

cast aluminum w/ cast-in-place iron bore liners

cast aluminum w/ cast-in-place iron bore liners

Cylinder head material:

aluminum

aluminum

Valvetrain:

DOHC, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

overhead valve; two valves per cylinder; roller lifters; Active Fuel Management (L99)

Ignition system:

electronic individual coil-on-plug; individual cylinder knock control and extended-life platinum-tipped spark plugs

coil near plug ignition

Fuel delivery:

direct fuel injection

sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

11.3:1

10.7:1 (LS3); 10.4:1 (L99)

Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):

312 / 232 @ 6400*

426 / 318 @ 5900 (LS3)* 
400 / 298 @ 5900 (L99)*

Torque
(lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

278 / 370 @ 5200*

420 / 569 @ 4600 (LS3)* 
410 / 556 @ 4300 (L99)*

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded

premium recommended not required

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

6700

6200 (L99)

6600 (LS3)

Emissions controls:

evaporative system, close-coupled catalytic converter, equal-length exhaust, single underfloor catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation, intake and exhaust cam phasers, electronic throttle control

evaporative system, close-coupled catalytic converters, positive crankcase ventilation, electronic throttle control

EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):

18 / 29 (auto) 
17 / 29 (man)

16 / 25 (auto) 
16 / 24 (man)

Transmissions


Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic (LS, LT) w/ TAPshift

Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic (SS) w/ TAPshift

Aisin AY6 six-speed manual (LS, LT)

Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual (SS)

Gear ratios (:1):





First:

4.06

4.03

4.48

3.01

Second:

2.37

2.36

2.58

2.07

Third:

1.55

1.53

1.63

1.43

Fourth:

1.16

1.15

1.19

1.00

Fifth:

0.85

0.85

1.00

0.84

Sixth:

0.67

0.67

0.75

0.57

Reverse:

3.20

3.06

3.67

3.28

Final drive ratio:

3.27

3.27

3.27

3.45

Chassis / Suspension

Front:

double-ball-joint, multi-link strut; direct-acting stabilizer bar; progressive-rate coil springs; fully adjustable camber, caster and toe

Rear:

4.5-link independent; progressive-rate coil springs over shocks; stabilizer bar; fully adjustable camber and toe

Steering type:

variable-ratio rack-and-pinion

Steering ratio:

16.1:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

2.5

Turning circle, curb-to-curb 
(ft / m):

37.7/11.5

Brakes

Type:

four-wheel disc w/ ABS; ventilated front and rear rotors; single-piston front calipers and single-piston alloy rear calipers (LS, LT); four-piston fixed Brembo aluminum front and rear calipers (SS)

Rotor diameter, front (in / mm):

LS, LT: 12.64 / 321 
SS: 14 / 355

Rotor diameter, rear (in / mm):

LS, LT: 12.4 / 315 
SS: 14.4 / 365

Rotor thickness, front (in / mm):

LS, LT: 1.18 / 30 
SS: 1.26 / 32

Rotor thickness, rear (in / mm):

LS, LT: 0.9 / 23 
SS: 1.1 / 28

Wheels / Tires


LS

LT

SS

Wheel size and type:

18 x 7.5-inch steel

18 x 7.5-inch aluminum

19 x 8-inch aluminum

20 x 8-inch aluminum (front)

20 x 9-inch aluminum (rear)

Tires:

P245/55R18 all-season

P245/55R18 all-season

P245/50R19 all-season

P245/45ZR20 summer (front)

P275/40ZR20 summer (rear)

Dimensions
Exterior


Coupe

Convertible

Wheelbase (in / mm):

112.3 / 2852

112.3 / 2852

Overall length (in / mm):

190.4 / 4836

190.4 / 4836

Overall width (in / mm):

75.5 / 1918

75.5 / 1918

Overall height (in / mm):

54.2 / 1376

54.7 / 1389

Track, front (in / mm):

63.7 / 1618

63.7 / 1618

Track, rear (in / mm):

64.1 / 1628 (LS, LT)

63.7 / 1618 (SS)

64.1 / 1628 (LT)

63.7 / 1618 (SS)

Curb weight (lb / kg):

3769 / 1713 – LS w/ automatic

3780 / 1718 – LS w/ manual

3719 / 1687 – LT w/ automatic

3728 / 1691 – LT w/ manual

3902 / 1770 – SS w/ automatic

3849 / 1746 – SS w/ manual

3986 / 1808 – LT w/ automatic

3995 / 1812 – LT w/ manual

4168 / 1891 – SS w/ automatic

4116 / 1867 – SS w/ manual

Weight balance 
(% front / rear):

52 / 48

52 / 48

Interior


Coupe

Convertible

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 2

2 / 2

Headroom (in / mm):

front: 37.4 / 950 
rear: 35.3 / 897

front: 37.8 / 960 
rear: 35.7/ 908

Legroom (in / mm):

front: 42.4 / 1077 
rear: 29.9 / 757

front: 42.4 / 1077 
rear: 30 / 760

Shoulder room (in / mm):

front: 56.9 / 1444 
rear: 42.5 / 1080

front: 56.8 / 1444 
rear: 42.4 / 1079

Capacities


Coupe

Convertible

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

11.3 / 320

10.24 / 290 (top up) 
7.85 / 222 (top down)

Fuel tank (gal / L):

19 / 71.9

18.8 / 71.7

Engine oil (qt / L):

3.6L: 7.6 / 7.2 
6.2L: 8.9 / 8.5

3.6L: 7.6 / 7.2 
6.2L: 8.9 / 8.5