[PHOTOS] 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show: General Motors (GM) Is Sending Its 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible To European Car Expo In September

on August 22 2013 2:57 PM
  • Chevrolet-Camaro-Convertible-287565
    The convertible version of an affordable American muscle classic will have its tires kicked in Frankfurt next month. General Motors
  • Chevrolet-Camaro-Convertible-287563
    The new Z28 Camaro's changes are largely cosmetic. Beneath the hood is a 7.0-liter V-8 delivering 500 horses and 470 pound-feet of torque. General Motors
  • Chevrolet-Camaro-Coupe
    The Z28 Camaro Coupe was revealed in April in New York. General Motors
  • 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
    The Camaro has been part of the American affordable muscle car tradition since it first debuted in 1966. Here's the first Camaro with the Z28 performance package from 1968. Wikimedia Commons/Rich Niewiroski Jr.
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American muscle cars have long been associated with a combination of power and affordability, and the Chevrolet Camaro with the Z28 performance package has definitely endured.

Even while consumers are trending toward the fuel efficiency of a modern compact, or the hauling space of a utility vehicle, there are still plenty of people out there who just want raw American V-8 power for around $30,000. Today there’s a trinity of American pony cars: the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger and the Chevrolet Camaro.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) unveiled the hard-top version of the 2014 Z28 Camaro at the New York International Auto Show in April; it's sending the convertible version to Frankfurt next month.

The specs for the 2014 Z28 Camaro convertible are the same: GM’s high-perf LS7 7.0 liter V-8 gas guzzler is under the hood, delivering 500 horsepower, and the aerodynamics to keep the tires on the ground when you barrel around a corner fleeing the highway patrol.

The car outperforms the Camaro ZL1, in part because it’s 300 pounds lighter, a weight advantage that comes in part from having only a six-speed manual transmission and no air conditioning (though climate control is available as an option).

Interior-wise, the Z28 has all the characteristics you would expect for a car that basically targets male speed addicts: Think matte metallic finish and Recaro seats. This is the most racing-worthy Camaro in the model’s 47-year history. And now it will be available in soft-top. 

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