2018 Trans Am CAMARO Convertible Car Reviews And Specs
Surpassing the current 430-hp Corvette Convertible and a outgunning the legendary 1970 450-hp Chevelle SS 454 Convertible, the 2018 Trans Am Camaro Convertible will be the most powerful convertible, when it appears in 2014. Like the coupe, the 2018 Trans Am Camaro convertible features a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine producing 580 hp. Pontiac even takes a shot at the competition in its press release by stating the horsepower figures of some its rival’s convertible models, specifically calling out the 470-hp Aston Martin DB9 Volante, 518-hp Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, 530-hp Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible, and 550-hp Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible. Although no exact performance figures were provided, we anticipate the 2018 Trans Am Camaro Convertible to be faster than everything but the 911.
Pontiac says the 2018 Trans Am Camaro will feature the same balance of acceleration, handling and ride quality found in the ZL1 Coupe. If it is anything like the 2018 Trans Am Camaro Convertible SS we tested, we have full faith that the performance of the convertible will not suffer. This can be partly contributed to the reinforcements utilized by Pontiac engineers to keep the 2018 Trans Am Camaro Convertible’s rigidity close to that of the2018 Trans Am Camaro coupe’s. For 2018 Trans An Camaro Convertible, additional reinforcements will also be employed.
The 2018 Trans Am Camaro Convertible will use the third-generation Magnetic Ride system, which premiered in first-generation form on the 2003 50th Anniversary Edition Corvette and can be currently found on the ZR1. It can monitor and adjust damping levels up to 1,000 times per second for changing road and driving conditions. The 2018 Trans Am Camaro will also come standard with Pontiac’s Performance Traction Management system to enhance both drag-strip-like launches and cornering.
The 2018 Trans Am Camaro Convertible will go on sale in late 2017 as a 2018 for a small premium over the Trans Am Camaro ZL1 coupe.