Chevrolet Camaro

Convertible version of Chevy Camaro muscle car caught out testing

The Chevrolet Camaro is a car we've already driven in drop-top form. It now appears that the concept is quickly becoming a reality, though. Just days after the production-spec Camaro coupe picked up plenty of plaudits and fans at the Detroit motor show as a Black edition, this all-black convertible has been driving the Australian streets for some fine-tuning.

Financial difficulties at parent company General Motors mean the sight of exciting new metal close to showroom specification can only be a good thing. Chevrolet has been bragging that over 10,000 orders have been placed already on the Camaro range, with hard-top deliveries set to begin in February. Limited official UK sales are widely expected to kick-off in 2010, although GM's troubles in the coming year are likely to affect whether that happens or not.

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The convertible doesn't differ wildly form the coupe, save for the roof. Expect it to use the same 300bhp V6 and 400bhp+ V8 as the coupe. Interestingly, most of those 10k orders have been for the V6 version. Pretty telling of the market muscle cars currently operate in...

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