H Chevrolet παρουσίασε σήμερα την cabrio έκδοση της Camaro ZL1. Η ανοκτή ZL1 φορά ένα επιθετικό bodykit με νέο μπροστά προφυλακτήρα, αεριζόμενο καπό και νέα γρίλια. Για να βελτιώσουν την οδηγική συμπεριφορά τοποθέτησαν νέα μπάρα θόλων, μπροστά “X” μπάρα και ενισχυμένη βάση στήριξης του κιβωτίου ταχύτητας.

Όπως και η coupe έκδοση, η Camaro ZL1 Convertible φορά τον 6.2-λίτρων V8 κινητήρα απόδοσης 588 ίππων με 754 Nm ροπής. Το στάνταρ κιβώτιο είναι το 6-τάχυτο χειροκίνητο Tremec TR-6060 MG διπλού συμπλέκτη με βολάν διπλής μάζας και τριπλά συγχρονιζέ έτσι ώστε να επιτυγχάνονται ακριβείς αλλαγές. Στον προαιρετικό εξοπλισμό υπάρχει και ένα εξατάχυτο αυτόματο κιβώτιο με τρία προγράμματα οδήγησης Drive (για καθημερινή οδήγηση), Sport (για επιθετική οδήγηση) και Manual (για χειροκίνητα κατεβάσματα μόνο).

Επιπλέον το αυτοκίνητο διαθέτει σύστημα ψύξης στο πίσω διαφορικό, ένα προηγμένο σύστημα καυσίμου, τις διπλές coilover μαγνητικές αναρτήσεις Magnetic Ride Control 3.0 αλλά και το σύστημα Performance Traction Manageme το οποίο μπορεί να ρυθμίσει τις αναρτήσεις, το σύστημα εκκίνησης και πρόσφυσης άλλα και το ESP, ώστε να προσφέρουν στον οδηγό την μέγιστη απόδοση.

Ντεμπούτο θα κάνει τον Νοέμβριο στο Los Angeles και οι πωλήσεις του θα ξεκινήσουν από τα τέλη του 2012, ως μοντέλο του 2013,

Τέλος η Chevrolet ανακοίνωσε ότι η Αμερικάνικη έκδοση του νέου Colorado θα κατασκευάζεται στην Αμερική χωρίς ακόμη να αναφέρει το πότε σκοπεύουν να το παρουσιάσουν. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

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Camaro ZL1: Most Powerful Chevrolet Convertible Ever

DETROIT – Chevrolet announced today the brand’s most-powerful convertible ever – the 2013 Camaro ZL1 – will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. When it goes on sale in late 2012, it will deliver more performance and technology than many exotic cars and ultra-luxury convertibles.

“The Camaro ZL1 convertible will be one of the most powerful and most capable, convertibles available at any price,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “This is a car that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you drop the top – or hit the gas.”

Like the coupe, the Camaro ZL1 convertible features a supercharged 6.2L “LSA” engine, SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm). That’s enough to exceed the output of 2+2 convertibles of many performance icons, including:

  • 2012 Aston Martin DB9 Volante – 470 hp / 443 lb.-ft.
  • 2012 Mercedes SL63 AMG – 518 hp / 465 lb.-ft.
  • 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo S – 530 hp / 516 lb.-ft.
  • 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 – 550 hp / 510 lb.-ft.

The Camaro ZL1 convertible’s power is complemented by advanced powertrain and chassis technologies designed to deliver exceptional performance on the road or track. In fact, it’s the same balance of acceleration, handling and ride quality that enabled a Camaro ZL1 coupe recently to lap the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife course in 7:41.27 minutes.

From Day One, the architecture for the fifth-generation Camaro was designed to accommodate a convertible model, which gives the ZL1 convertible coupe-like driving dynamics. Four strategic reinforcements enhance the already-stiff body structure to quell the cowl and steering wheel shake common in convertibles. They include:

  • A tower-to-tower brace under the hood
  • A transmission support reinforcement brace
  • Underbody tunnel brace
  • Front “X” brace and stiffer cradle as well as rear underbody “V” braces.

Additional structural reinforcements in the ZL1 convertible are designed to improve noise and vibration characteristics, while also reducing unwanted ride and body motions. They include a hydroformed tube in the A-pillars, an inner reinforcement bracket in the windshield header, a reinforced front hinge pillar and reinforcements inside the rockers.

The suspension of the ZL1 convertible uses the third-generation of Magnetic Ride. New, twin-wire/dual-coil dampers at all four corners enable faster response, with damping levels now adjusted up to 1,000 times per second – about one adjustment per inch of vehicle travel at 60 mph – making the system exceptionally responsive to changing driving and road conditions.

The Camaro ZL1 convertible will also offer Performance Traction Management as standard equipment, which is exclusive to General Motors. First introduced on the Corvette ZR1, it is an advanced system that integrates magnetic ride control, launch control, traction control and electronic stability control, to enhance both launch-acceleration performance and corning.

The result is a convertible designed to preserve nearly all the acceleration, road-holding and performance capabilities of the Camaro ZL1 coupe, which goes on sale in early 2012.

New Chevrolet Colorado Pickup Confirmed for U.S.

DETROIT – A version of the all-new Colorado midsize pickup will be built and sold in the United States, Chevrolet confirmed today. The first version of the truck is launching this month in Thailand, to be followed by other regions around the globe.

“The new Chevrolet Colorado is generating a lot of excitement as we begin its launch in Thailand,” said Chris Perry, vice president, global marketing and strategy for Chevrolet. “We think the design, capability and fuel efficiency of the new Colorado will make it attractive to U.S. customers.”

Product details, timing, pricing and the production location will be announced later. The current-generation Colorado will be produced in Shreveport, La., through the 2012 model year.

The all-new global Colorado builds on Chevrolet’s strong truck DNA and award-winning heritage, and the show truck versions generated significant attention at global auto shows in Thailand, Argentina, Australia and Germany. Thailand is the world’s largest market for midsize pickup trucks.

In Thailand, the model lineup will include 2WD and 4WD regular, extended-cab and crew cab variants. Gasoline and diesel engines will be available, including new 2.5L and 2.8L turbo diesel engines that produce broad torque bands engineered for excellent cargo and towing capability.

Engine availability for U.S. versions will be announced at a future date.

The new Colorado is based on an all-new midsize truck architecture developed by GM do Brasil within GM’s global product development organization. In major markets where the Colorado will be sold, engineers will tailor the truck to meet local needs.

“For example, Chevrolet Colorado Chief Engineer Roberto Rempel and his team lived in Thailand during the Colorado’s development,” said Brad Merkel, global vehicle line executive. “They immersed themselves in the highly competitive truck market and observed how the Thai people use their vehicles and the driving conditions they experience.

“A similar development process will precede the launch of the truck in the U.S. market,” said Merkel. “We think American customers will be pleased with the results.”

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  • Mika

    H Camaro, anoikth h kleisth,s antithesh me th Mustang,m aresei poly!!!

  • $14578045

    Κουκλά!!!! Αμερικαν dream…

  • LJ
  • μπορεί να ακουστώ βλάσφημος αλλά δε μου αρέσει καθόλου η Camaro…
    προτιμώ με κλειστά ματιά την Corvette που είναι στην ίδια οικογένεια..!!
    αλλιώς σε τετοια φάση Ford Nustang GT ευκολάκι!!

    • $14578045

      Δεν είναι βλασφήμια Gaz μην μασάς… Απλά άποψη είναι και εμένα δεν μου αρέσει η Ferrari FF αλλά δεν λέει κάτι αυτό για το αμάξι σαν αμάξι.