Camaro Convertible Hits The Skids

March 23, 2009

The Chevrolet Camaro isn't for everyone--that's been made abundantly clear in the comments from TCC's "First Drive" review. So depending on your perspective, you'll either do the Snoopy Dance or weep into your lunchtime sweet tea when you hear that GM has shelved plans to produce a convertible version of the muscle car, as well as a high-performance Z28 model.

Fans will be happy to know that those plans aren't gone for good; they're just too expensive to tackle right now. GM will probably bring them back to the drafting table as soon as this darned economy improves. (Warning: that may take a while, given GM's red-stained bottom line.)

Also 86ed: plans to produce a four-cylinder version of the car. The official line is that with gas prices are hovering in more palatable territory--at least more palatable than they were last summer--there's no need to offer a slightly more efficient model. Whether you're a Camaro fan or foe, surely you're overjoyed to hear that.

Finally in Camaro news, here are two fresh vidclips to pick you up during the Monday afternoon, post-lunch slump. The first involves several reviewers admiring the 2010 Camaro--including our very own Rex Roy. And the second is a pleasant, chatty drive with Anthony McCormack, Engineering Program Manager for the Camaro. Bitchin', indeed.

[source: AutoWeek]

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