The New 2011 Camaro Convertible
The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro is the first Camaro to feature a convertible roof. You can now either buy or rent a convertible Camaro in Miami, and this topless car is both beautiful and fun. Convertible Camaro rentals in Miami are taking off due to the many popular reviews the car is getting. Critics have heralded this car as an all around better version of the Camaro, giving it top marks for looks, engineering, sound, and sheer style.
Even though the Camaro has a slightly eccentric design, it manages to pull off the convertible aspect flawlessly. The roof connects naturally with the haunches and gives the Camaro a respectable covering when in place. It also performs well when down, hiding neatly and smoothly in place without much hassle. Roofs for the Camaro convertible rental Miami version are available in tan and black.
Unlike certain other sports cars, the 2011 Camaro convertible has great visibility both when the roof is up and when it is down. Forward visibility is marred only by the essential rollover protection pillars and the huge rearview mirror. The rear window is blocked so little by the presence of the convertible roof, whether up or down, as to make it a non-issue.
Although putting the roof down is quick and painless, mounting it from its neat little hiding place in the trunk takes a little over 20 seconds, including the process of latching it into place and shutting the windows. This could create a bit of a problem if you are caught in a sudden heavy rain storm. There is also slightly less trunk space in this convertible version than in other Camaros, mainly to allow for space to store the roof.
The chassis of this Camaro is strong and sturdy with extra V-braces mounted into place to afford greater stability. All the extra bracing does add a bit of weight to the vehicle but not too much as to make it overweight. The weight is balanced quite evenly between the front and back of the car, which helps avoid any serious handling issues. Despite the added weight, the steering seems to be firm and there is great communication between the huge steering wheel and the wheels of the car.
The SS V8 version of this Camaro can rocket to 60 miles per hour from a standstill in only five seconds. It can brake to zero from 60 miles per hour in just over a hundred feet. The extra weight of the car does very little to affect its performance but instead just makes it feel sturdier, more glued to the road, and less flimsy when the top is down.
Even though the convertible option allows for more street noise and wind, the increase in volume is not too bad. Also, the engine sounds meaner and more powerful, which is great fun and helps to build confidence in your vehicle.
The convertible Camaro is available in both LT and SS trims. Pricing begins at around $30,000 for the less powerful but still juicy V6 engine and just over $37,000 for the monstrous V8. Although these prices are slightly more than those of the Ford Mustang, the Camaro convertible’s closest rival, sales haven’t seemed to be affected much.
The V6 offers 312 horsepower from a 3.6 liter engine and comes with manual or automatic transmission, both featuring six powerful speeds. The manual transmission V8 piles on 426 horsepower from a 6.2 liter engine, the exact same engine used by the Corvette.
Fuel efficiency in the 2011 Camaro convertible is almost surprising with a city driving ratio of about eighteen miles per gallon and a highway driving ratio of nearly 30. There are a plethora of safety features as well including stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, and injury-free crumple zones. Airbag coverage is extensive with both side and front protection in the front seat of the Camaro as well as side curtain airbags running the entire length of the cabin to protect all passengers.