Chevrolet will debut the new Camaro convertible and coupe at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show this September. The updated model will be the latest incarnation of the fifth-generation Camaro that first appeared in 2006.
The redesigned Camaro has improved high-performance aerodynamics intended to boost cooling and stability at high speeds. The nose enjoys cosmetic revisions such as the grille, headlights, and functional bonnet vent. The rear is equipped with a sculptural deck lid, horizontal lamps, and a redesigned diffuser. Both the coupe and convertible sport a spoiler with integral antenna.
The Camaro will continue using the 6.2 liter V8 engine mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Camaro with manual transmission produces 438 PS and 569 Nm. The car sprints from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds for the coupe (m/t) and 5.4 seconds for the convertible (m/t).
Other features include a standard remote keyless entry, remote engine start (for a/t only), and the new connectivity application Chevrolet MyLink. The coupe variant has optional Recaro sport bucket seats.
This model debut follows suit after the New York introduction of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. The Z/28 is a high performance variant of the Camaro boasting 507 PS and 637 Nm from its 7-liter LS7 engine.
Referenced as the 'small vicious animal that eats Mustangs', the Camaro was the first car to rival the Ford Mustang in the pony wars of the late 60s. In recent years, American manufacturers have reignited the pony wars with the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger, and the Chevrolet Camaro. Now we ask: Will the designers continue to preserve the retro-futuristic touch reminiscent of the first-generation ponies in the succeeding models?