Chevrolet is going to release the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible before unveiling at the 2016 Motor Show in New York with unique levels of sophistication, trackability, and drag-strip performance. The new model is designed to do extremely well at everything, offering unbelievable performance, including handling, acceleration, and braking…All these with the maximum levels of technology and ideal chassis damping, making it appropriate for daily driving. It will contrast well to any sports vehicle, in any setting, and at any price.
Acceleration for the 2017 model Camaro ZL1 Convertible is delivered by an innovative supercharged engine and finely tuned manual or automatic transmission with energetic rev matching. Handling ability starts with the frivolous, firmer structure of the all-fresh Camaro ZL1 Convertible, coupled with an electronic limited-slip differential. It also comes with a variety of standard technologies and advanced connectivity features. The new model convertible also features a more powerful power-to-weight ratio than the outgoing model, with 200 pounds (91 kg) less body weight. At the same time as offering more power and torque than those of the outgoing model.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible Changes, Exterior
Functionality defines the form, with the outer shaped during above 100 hours of wind-channel testing and on-track substantiation to perk up aerodynamics and cooling for track application. As a result, all the external elements play a vital role in handling airflow above, below and throughout the new model convertible.
The innovative external design supports the outstanding performance and achieves so with convincing style. From each angle, the outside elements combine to offer it a determined, super aggressive feature. However, with its textile top lowered, the new Camaro ZL1 Convertible looks even longer and lower, the short and steeply raked wind guard being the only disturbance to the aggressive form of the new convertible. Just as significant, the red-tinted seatbelts, the very personification of velocity are on complete display when the roof is brought down.
Hacking off the roof usually has a pessimistic effect on the performance of the new convertible, but Chevy claims that the new 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible will have an analogous performance to the coupe. It asserts that the body construction of the new sixth-generation Camaro has been designed by keeping a high-performance convertible in mind. So comparatively few changes are necessary to explain the elimination of the fixed roof.
The lower grille aperture offers better airflow when compared to that of the Camaro SS, and its upper grille comes with a new adaptation of the flow-tie open bowtie badge.
The new convertible also comes equipped with a new hood, with a heat extractor and a carbon fiber insert, which drags hot air from the engine section. Additional external changes in the new model include a bigger front splitter, distinctive rockers, a wing-style back spoiler and broader front fenders. All these external elements are tuned to perk up aerodynamics for better high-velocity stability.
Driving the new Camaro ZL1 Convertible 2017 is best portrayed as fast with elegance. It is wonderfully balanced, with ideal damping and separation for best performance and driver confidence in virtually any road condition.
The ZL1 Convertible comes equipped with a set of exceptional 20-inch fake aluminum wheels, wearing Goodyear Eagle F1 Super tires with the size of 285/30ZR20 tires in the front and 305/30ZR20 tires on the back. These tires are developed solely for the new convertible to offer outstanding grip on the track.
The new vehicle comes equipped with high-quality Brembo brakes with 6-piston monobloc calipers in the front, holding the ZL1 emblem. Also, there are huge 15.35-inch two-part rotors in the front, whereas, at the back, it comes equipped with 4-piston calipers.
2017 Chevy Camaro Convertible interior comes equipped with Recaro front seats as standard, together with a shift knob and a suede even-bottom steering wheel. A unified set of performance technologies tailors the performance for track and street, and the effect is the unique driving experience. Some of the technological features that are available with the new convertible include:
Performance Traction Management.
Updated Magnetic Ride suspension.
Electronic limited-slip differential.
Driver Mode Selector.
Custom Launch Control.
The next generation Camaro Convertible also comes outfitted with a Performance Data Recorder of Chevrolet as an option, allowing its drivers to record telemetry and video.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible Interior
2017 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Engine, 0-60
Beneath the hood, the 2017 Camaro Convertible comes equipped with a V8 supercharged LT4 Small Block power plant with the displacement of 6.2 liters that shares with Cadillac CTS-V and the Corvette Z06. This power plant, which was used to power the ZL1 coupe, comes equipped with intake and exhaust systems, which are customized for the new convertible. The engine produces the utmost power of 640 ponies and the utmost torque of 640 lbs per foot. This is 60 HP and 80 lbs-feet more than that of the power and torque offered by the engine of the outgoing model.
Even though Chevrolet has not yet revealed the performance figures of the engine, it is expected that the new convertible would cross the one-fourth of a mile mark in 11 seconds.
The LT4 powertrain is backed by a standard 6-velocity manual gearbox or by an all-fresh, paddle-shift 10-velocity automatic gearbox, which has the overall ratio of 7.39 for smaller strides between gears. It allows the LT4 mill to remain at best rpm levels during stepping up, particularly while exiting corners, for faster laps and lightning-fast responses on both upshift and downshift.
This is the opening Chevrolet application of the innovative quick-shift ten-velocity, with only one of its kind of calibrations and hardware developed solely for the new Chevy Camaro Convertible 2017. By the conclusion of 2018, the automaker will bring in the new ten-velocity automatic transmission system in eight models.
Unlike some of its competitors, there is no necessity to buy a discretionary package to make it prepared for the track. It comes equipped with track capability features as standard, which includes an inspiring 11 heat exchangers for keeping intake-charge, coolant, transmission, engine oil, and discrepancy temperatures in check.
Base price and the date of release
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible release date is expected to be early 2017. However, pricing of the new convertible has not yet revealed by Chevy, and it is expected that the cost will be announced during the concerned market launches.
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2017 Chevy Camaro Convertible Photos