For 2016, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible is offered in a convertible form that’s heavier than the coupe but has the performance to go toe to toe with it. The latest generation Camaro is usually offered in coupe form with the roof being key structural part of the chassis as it provides the lateral rigidity.To cope up for the lack of the roof, one might expect modern convertibles to be lighter since the roof is absent, on the contrary, modern convertibles are heavier because of the extra bracing on the chassis needed to keep the chassis taught.
No Signs of Chassis Flex on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Automatic
On the outside, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible is a Camaro coupe with the roof chopped off. The windshield is slightly lower to give the feeling of an al-fresco experience but is a little too low for taller passengers so be sure not to bump your forehead on the structure. With the top up, the Camaro looks like nothing else on the road, the soft top is contrasting to whatever body color you choose, and it breaks up the lines very easily.When driving with the top down, if the Camaro can’t turn heads with its missing roof and contrasting interior, the sound of its 6.2Liter pushrod V8 will. The classic power plant puts out 455hp at 6000rpm and 455lbft at 4400 rpm and is configured with an 8 speed automatic rear wheel drive.
On the inside, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Automatic has the same interior as the regular Camaro with its very eye catching leather that contrasts the dark interior trim. The center console display is slightly canted down to make it readable under noontime conditions and the seats provide decent support. With the top up, don’t bother with the rear seats unless you’re headless. Top down, headroom is unlimited but legroom is a bit on the cozy side.
Driving the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible, it exhibited zero shake, and performed quite spectacularly. The V8 engine goes from burble to a loud blast with the pedal and the convertible goes from 0-60 in 4.1 seconds. Cornering is just as good as the nicely planted coupe plus the wind on your hair. Brembo brakes come as optional but don’t bother with them cause stock brakes perform excellently. You’re better off spending the extra cash on a storage bin as trunk space is taken up by the top.
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