View Full Version : Convertible Camaro ss Article and Road Test


demarco313
01-08-2011, 08:34 PM
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/convertibles/1103_2011_chevrolet_camaro_convertible_test/specs.html



CURB WEIGHT 4116 lb
WEIGHT DIST, F/R 51/49%

TRANSMISSION 6-speed manual

0-30 2.0
0-40 2.8
0-50 3.7
0-60 4.9
0-70 6.0
0-80 7.7
0-90 9.3
0-100 11.2
PASSING, 45-65 MPH 2.2
QUARTER MILE 13.2 sec @ 109.2 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 107 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.89 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT 25.9 sec @ 0.61 g (avg)
TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1300 rpm

EPA CITY/HWY ECON 16/24 mpg

BASE PRICE $37,500
PRICE AS TESTED $42,280

LS1LT1
01-08-2011, 09:34 PM
Good lookin' car.

ULTIMATEORANGESS
01-08-2011, 11:52 PM
very nice addition to the camaro lineup.

TriShield
01-09-2011, 11:21 AM
With styling and performance like that it should be quite successful.

demarco313
01-09-2011, 12:48 PM
I agree. It does look really good :)

redbadss
01-09-2011, 01:27 PM
Those are definately some good numbers for the weight it has to pull around. Convertibles have never been my cup of tea, but this should help widen the market for the camaro and give it a boost in sales.

StoleIt
01-09-2011, 01:36 PM
CURB WEIGHT 4116 lb

:bang::bang::bang:

WSsick
01-09-2011, 01:41 PM
I thought the curb weight was actually somewhat low. I thought it'd be more. Definitely a cow though but oh well, should sell well :)

Tainted
01-09-2011, 01:42 PM
holy shit man price as tested 42k thats a new corvette right there!!

TriShield
01-09-2011, 02:37 PM
holy shit man price as tested 42k thats a new corvette right there!!

Everyone is buying these (and Mustangs and Challengers) instead of Corvettes now.

Tainted
01-09-2011, 02:49 PM
Everyone is buying these (and Mustangs and Challengers) instead of Corvettes now.

I think its a neat car but man for 40k+ id go for the vette. It'd be worth more in the long run and much faster, but hey thats just me.

ULTIMATEORANGESS
01-09-2011, 03:13 PM
where can you get a new vette for 40k?

Tainted
01-09-2011, 04:23 PM
where can you get a new vette for 40k?

pick a dealer around here. We were a cunt hair away from buying one lil over a year ago brand spankin new LS3 A6 for 41k

ULTIMATEORANGESS
01-09-2011, 06:33 PM
pick a dealer around here. We were a cunt hair away from buying one lil over a year ago brand spankin new LS3 A6 for 41k

you wont get that deal here.

ThisBlood147
01-09-2011, 07:52 PM
I thought the curb weight was actually somewhat low. I thought it'd be more. Definitely a cow though but oh well, should sell well :)

Most ppl who opt for a drop top won't care in the least.

Blakbird24
01-09-2011, 08:47 PM
Yeah you can't touch a new Vette in the low 40's anywhere around here either. 2-3 year old cars are still fetching $42k.

Irunelevens
01-09-2011, 09:29 PM
There are several Vettes at dealerships around here that are listed for $46-$49k. No doubt in my mind what I'd rather have. But I'm sure the cars will sell well.

Blakbird24
01-09-2011, 11:09 PM
There are several Vettes at dealerships around here that are listed for $46-$49k. No doubt in my mind what I'd rather have. But I'm sure the cars will sell well.

I think the simple decider is four seats vs. two. Not something you or I would really consider in a decision between the two cars, but I really think that's why the Camaro is such a hot seller even while it's this close to Vette territory.

To me it's no contest either. Though i've always been partial to the more sleek, precision-type approach as opposed to the brute force idea. So the Vette is more "me" I suppose.

jmurray87
01-09-2011, 11:46 PM
Funny, its still lighter then the Challenger. :jest:

The weight of this car will not change until the car gets its refresh since they are putting it on a different platform.

holy shit man price as tested 42k thats a new corvette right there!!

They have a fully equipped model they tested, so yeah that can really rack up the price since options add up quickly.

BTW, Base bottom of the line C6 starts at 48k.

Just because 1 dealer near you has one for cheaper then MSRP doesnt mean they all will when comparing prices you have to do MSRP not what some random dealer does.

LS1LT1
01-10-2011, 12:03 AM
They have a fully equipped model they tested, so yeah that can really rack up the price since options add up quickly.True, base price on the already pretty well equipped SS 'vert is $37.5k, not too bad all things considered.

It'llrun
01-10-2011, 03:44 AM
I think the pricing was expected, considering Mustang... That said, you COULD spend over 42K for a new 'vert. The one tested wasn't very close to highest price... more like in the middle of the SS lineup.

After "building" my own, the final price on chevrolet.com was $51,935.00 not including taxes, of course. $11,435 in options added to the 2SS and the $850 delivery charge. I've managed to forget how to take a snapshot and add it, but the link to build your own...http://www.chevrolet.com/tools/byo/byoCustomizeVehicle.do?year=2011&brand=camaroconvertible&title=&region=20&evar10=byo_path_buildbytrim&pvc=123
If all those boxes can be checked as I did it... Gimme the 'vette, thanks. Even the Corvette 'vert can be had for about 54k, sticker price. :chug: