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2010 Chevy Camaro Convertible Revived And Slated For Production

Posted in auto industry, Camaro, Cars, Chevrolet, GM, Materials, muscle cars, New Cars, Newsworthy, Pictures, Sports Cars by Suzanne Denbow | March 24th, 2009 | 3 Responses |

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Fanboys rejoice (and for once, that includes us), the 2010 Chevy Camaro droptop has been revived. Last week, GM announced production of the 2010 Camaro droptop would indefinitely postponed as it appeared GM’s convertible-top supplier was in imminent danger of going under. Although tentatively citing 2011 as a future launch date, sources cautioned that finding a replacement supplier was easier said than done, and the Camaro convertible might very well find itself sharing garage space with the Dodge Challenger convertible. Thanks to the $5 billion-dollar Supplier Support Program hastily introduced by Congress last week, however, GM’s Germany-based supplier has been miraculously pulled from the brink of bankruptcy. With their supplier back on board, GM has once again moved the Camaro convertible to the front of the assembly line, but it’ll still have to wait its turn. Despite initial rumors of a summer 2010 drop date, GM doesn’t expect the new open-top Camaro to hit dealer lots until early 2011.

Unfortunately, although the Camaro convertible was saved from certain extinction, the super-performance 2010 Camaro Z28 was not. Shelved alongside the convertible, the complications with the Z28’s production schedule run much deeper than a simple supplier issue. Expected to receive a revised version of the Corvette ZR1’s supercharged V8, the Camaro Z28 has been heralded as critical to GM’s success in competing against the likes of the Shelby Mustang. With a production costs estimated at a staggering $50 million, however, GM can’t afford to breathe life back into the project and has confirmed that the Camaro Z28 will remain cancelled.


Source: MotorTrend via AutoBlog

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3 Responses

  1. Chris Stella says:

    It is very sad that Chevy can’t get the Camaro convertible off the ground with all the government money in the world. Yet, Ford has no problem producing a Mustang Convertible and no gov’t money.

  2. Douglas T. Beynon says:

    It is very sad that Chevy (So call management) can’t get the Camaro convertible off the ground with all the government money in the world.

    Do the right thing, for the right reason, the right things will happen!

    Chevy Management has proved one thing, they are so busses kiss each other moronick asses they have know how they got airborn, they have know idea how the plain took off, they have no idea how to land it and soon it will run out of gas!

    I guess after 44 years of being a Chevy fan I need to go to ford you bunch of, well you get the picture uh maybe not.

    Try this, get your lips off the bosses ass and lieson to the buyers!!!!!! Hello!

    Yet, Ford has no problem producing a Mustang Convertible and no gov’t money.

  3. IDIOT KILLER says:

    You are a idiot, no ford didn’t take government money instead they borrowed against the farm and the cows and luckily Toyota went under or Ford would have been screwed and now GM has paid back every dime. Douglas, please learn how to spell and thank god your red neck ass is becoming a Ford fan.