Chevrolet Camaro Convertible faces supplier trouble, Z28 Camaro costing too much to build

Last week, it was all about the launch of the much-anticipated 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. This week, we’ll do our best to tone down the posts about Detroit’s new muscle car but here is one for all you that are looking forward to other variants of the 2010 Camaro.

According Paul A. Eisenstein of The Detroit Bureau, GM will be putting the brakes on the convertible version of the new Camaro. While production was scheduled to begin in about a year, plans have been put on hold due to the collapse of the German company responsible for supplying the convertible top.

“We”re looking to find an alternative source for the top,” Gene Stefanyshyn, Camaro”s Vehicle Line Executive, told the publication. He said that even if GM could lineup a new supplier it would take some time to bring them up to speed. Sources say that the delay could be as long as six months.

As for the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 – we recently heard that the high-performing Camaro is done but GM is holding back from putting it into production According to Stefanyshyn, production of the Camaro Z28 will cost GM too much – that too much equals some $50 million.

Nonetheless, GM isn’t pulling the plug on the Camaro Z28. Stefanyshyn says that engineers are working hard to see if they can cut the cost of development; however, it may be hard to make a business case for such a high-performance model due to GM’s financial situation.

– By: The Daily Auto Editor

Source: The Detroit Bureau