Chevrolet will show off its new Camaro convertible concept at the 2007 Detriot Show. This is a new two-door car for four passengers that will make it to the market in late 2008 as a 2009 model.
The design reminds me a bit of the new Ford Mustang and the interior, especially the gauges, looks pretty futuristic. The rear-wheel-drive convertible concept features last year's ram-air 6.0-liter LS2 engine, which delivers 400 horsepower.
The convertible concept has charcoal SS stripes over a lustrous Hugger orange paint job-the stripes are so dark they appear black under certain light. You might think of the 1969 Camaro RS/SS Indy 500 official pace car, which has orange stripes on a white body.
The two back seats are about six inches closer together to make room for the tonneau cover. As in last year's coupe, the front seat tracks are on the center console and on the rocker panels instead of the floor for better rear-seat foot space. Circular gauges in square frames seem certain for production. The large, round gauges now are white-faced, with black chrome numbers and a red anodized needle, for more clarity, versus the coupe's turned-aluminum face with chrome numbers.
Some of the features:
Tonneau cover over the folded top
Rear spoiler with LED-lit CHMSL
Racing-inspired fuel filler door
Front-inlet hood scoop, inspired by the Corvette Z06
Heritage-inspired rear fender "gills"
Anodized aluminum door handles
21-inch (front) and 22-inch (rear) wheels, with accent color