From what i have read the main difference is the weight of the convertible is more therefore slower than a hardtop with all things being equal. as for aerodynamics not sure. I would say top down less drag.
I'd have to say top down EXTRA drag. Think about it-with the top up you've got a relatively smooth shape with the wind to blow over. Once you drop the top, you've got this open space with a bunch of objects inside of it, mainly seats, console, interior pieces, that will catch air, help to swirl it around and more importantly create turbulence with the air around the car. Being the owner of a 'vert I speak from first-hand experience; at speeds the air inside the cabin is very violent and can only be hurting aerodynamics.
But, at the end of the day, 'verts aren't so much for conquering the dragstrip or roadcourse, they're really designed to help you win in another way: get laid...
Yep hafta agree w/myk on top up would be better....but really gonna hafta also agree that you should just mod it a little & enjoy catch-n some eye candy & kill-n some stock mustang's....... top up or down not really gonna efect 0-60 mabe if your try-n to set a top speed #
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The C6 was actually originally designed as a Vert' BEFORE the coupe. It only weighs 26lbs more as a Vert' in C6 form (if you dont have the power top version--power top adds 15 lbs). It really is negligible performance wise. I'll lose 50lbs of my own weight and rather have the pus*y magnet convertible version.
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its not opinion, its fact, top down= more drag, plane and simple. I love my vert, wasent a vert guy till this car and next camaro probably wont be a vert, but thats just because im never selling this one!
Weight is the reason the verts are a little slower.
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This is something that has been proven over and over again throughout history, it's like gravity. It's just a fact of life that women love verts.
Half truth right here. Ive never met a girl that DOESNT love my car, but 50% of them bitch about how windy it is. Long hair or not women like to bitch about it.
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