2017 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible - Soft Top Roof Spied

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At this year’s SEMA show, Chevrolet got fans of the fifth-generation Camaro a bit teary-eyed thanks to a swan song model called the Commemorative Edition. But you know what some say about an end also being a beginning. It seems that applies to the Camaro too.
Cue the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, which is one of the most exciting new cars that will be launched next year. For the sixth-gen, General Motors will definitely get rid of the way too old Zeta platform. In its place we get the modern GM Alpha platform which debuted on the new Cadillac ATS and CTS.

Designed to accommodate both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive setups, this platform is focused on reducing weight thanks to a lot of high-strength steel and aluminum alloys. Aside from the better structural rigidity and weight saving, the new Chevy Camaro is going to adopt MacPherson struts at the front joined by a five-link independent rear for properly sporty handling characteristics.

Spy shots and renderings show us the 2016 Camaro is a toned down Bumblebee from Transformers 4
Overall, the pony is looking far more dynamic than the current generation Camaro and it needs to if GM wants to have a chance against the 2015 Ford Mustang and 2015 Dodge Challenger. But this latest batch of photos of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible made us like the new-gen even more than before.

As we previously suspected, the drop-top is made from fabric, which is a breath of fresh air in a world mad about retractable tin tops you see on most cars these days. The oily bits? Expect the usual V6 and V8 options, albeit slightly reworked, as well as an EcoBoost-rivalling 2L turbocharged four-cylinder mill.

As for the cog-swapping business, a stick shift will come as standard, while the LT1 V8 will surely offer an option coming in the form of the fast-shifting Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed auto of the 2015 Corvette.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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