This week, Chevrolet has announced it will be debuting the “most-powerful Chevrolet convertible ever” in November when the 2013 Camaro ZL1 convertible is showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
With the 2013 Camaro ZL1, Chevy is trying to provide the ultimate performance from a luxury-convertible. And the company has come very close. The ZL1 convertible boasts 580 horsepower (more than the Ford Shelby GT500, Aston Martin DB9 Volante, Mercedes SL63 AMG or the Porsche 911 Turbo S).
The convertible has the same engine that just ran a lap on the German supertrack, Nurburgring, in 7:41.27. That power is complemented by advanced technologies in the powertrain and chassis, allowing the ZL1 to produce high-level performance whether it is on a highway or a road course track.
“The Camaro ZL1 convertible will be one of the most powerful and most capable, convertibles available at any price,” Camaro chief engineer, Al Oppenheiser, said in GM’s official press release. “This is a car that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you drop the top – or hit the gas.”
The car will go on sale in late 2012.