GM reveals convertible Chevy Camaro
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- General Motors released photos of a convertible
Chevrolet Camaro concept vehicle Thursday. The car will be unveiled at the
Detroit Auto Show on Sunday.
After revealing the hard-top version at the Detroit Show last year, GM
announced it would produce a new Camaro in 2009. A convertible version will
go on sale in 2010.
History is repeating itself with that planned 2009 reintroduction.
Gallery: Camaro future and past
The Camaro was first introduced in 1966 in response to Ford's 1964
introduction of the Mustang. Its return was, once again, inspired by the
success of the Mustang. This time it was the retro-styled 2005 model-year
redesign which reignited passion for the pony car.
Production of the Camaro, and its close relative, the Pontiac Firebird,
ended in 2002
"If this Camaro convertible doesn't make your heart beat faster, you should
either see your optometrist or your cardiologist, because you have a
problem," said Ed Peper, General Manager of GM's Chevrolet division, in an
announcement accompanying the photos.
The concept is painted in "Hugger Orange" pearl tri-coat, an update of a
color originally offered in 1969.
The Camaro convertible concept is power by a V-8 engine and has a manual
transmission. No other powertrain details are avaible yet.
The brave might not live forever but the timid do not live at all