2017 Camaro ZL1 Convertible coming next winter
Every time there is update from Chevrolet regarding the generation-six Camaro, our collective hearts skip a beat. The Don Wheaton Blog has been bringing our readers information about this car for almost a year now. We can honestly say that there hasn’t been a car in recent memory that has kept us this interested in it, this far past its initial arrival to the showroom. Most recently, Chevy unveiled the 2017 Camaro ZL1, arguably the most track-ready model placed on the schedule to date. The automaker used its platform at the recent New York Auto Show to announce the official Canadian release date for the 2017 Camaro ZL1 convertible.
Just in case, a supercharged, 640-horsepower coupe wasn’t exciting enough for drivers, they will be able to double down on that feeling with drop-top model of the new Camaro. The 2017 Camaro release date in Canada is slated for the opening months of the 2017 calendar year. On the other hand, customers can expect to see the hard top model to be in Don Wheaton showroom later this year.
“Driving the Camaro ZL1 is best described as ‘fast with finesse,’” Executive Vice President of Global Product Development Mark Reuss said in a press release. “It is beautifully balanced, with perfect damping and isolation for optimal performance and driver confidence in virtually any situation – from the Pacific Coast Highway to Willow Springs to Pomona.”
A different kind of Camaro convertible
Among the many reasons to be excited about the Canadian release date for the 2016 Camaro ZL1 is the fact that it solves a long time complaint with rag tops. Convertibles, by the very nature of being convertibles, lack a certain rigidity in the frame. This is byproduct of losing support structures contained in the roof. The 2017 Camaro ZL1 Convertible beats this problem thanks to the changes in architecture which debuted with the 2016 model-year. Because the generation six Camaro is already built with an extra rigid body, giving it a drop-top is not expected to affect performance. Engineers from Chevrolet expect the new ZL1 convertible to be every bit as responsive as its hard top siblings.
Chevy has revolutionized the way convertible tops operate. Much of this technology was developed for the new C7 Corvette Stingray, but has since been readily co-opted in the Camaro. Drivers of the new Camaro ZL1 convertible will be able to automatically raise or lower the top with the push of a single button, at speeds up to 30 miles per hour. Additionally, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 is well suited for quick getaways thanks to a button on the key fob which will lower the top.
If you would like to start the pre-order process ahead of the official Canadian release date for the 2017 Camaro ZL1, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.