Here is some great news for Camaro fans or fans of convertibles in general. The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible has entered regular production at the General Motors’ Oshawa Assembly Plant in Canada. The launch of production was celebrated with Rick Hendrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. visiting the plants showing their love for the Camaro.
“I grew up loving the Chevrolet brand, and I’ve never raced anything else,” Hendrick said. “As a Chevy enthusiast, it’s been exciting to see the Camaro return as such a world-class, high-performance car. The folks in Oshawa make some of the best products on the road, so the opportunity to meet them and thank them for what they do is a real privilege.”
Hendrick is probably the world’s No.1 Camaro enthusiast as he purchased the first 2010 Camaro Coupe for sale and also purchased the first Camaro Convertible available to the public. Of course, Hendrick was able to make those purchases since he’s got some money and acquired the purchase rights through Barrett-Jackson auctions.
“Chevrolet has been a great partner on and off the track, and I’m very happy to be here on this special day. While I still enjoy my 1972 Camaro, I can’t wait to take home one of these awesome new convertibles,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr., a driver for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Refresher: The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is available in two trim levels including LT and SS. The 2011 Camaro Convertible LT is powered by a 3.6L direct-injection V6 engine that produces 312-hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. The Camaro Convertible SS models is offered with two 6.2L V8 powertrain choices including the L99 on automatic-equipped vehicles and the LS3 on manual-equipped models The L99 engine produces 400-hp and a maximum torque of 410 lb-ft while the LS3 makes 426-hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Prices for the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible start at $29,150 for the 1LT and $36,650 for the 1SS.
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– By: Omar Rana