If a picture is worth a thousand words, scroll through a few shots of the stunning 2013 Camaro Convertible above.
Back yet? Ok. What’s not to fall in love with? You’ll get that priceless open-air driving experience in under 20 seconds. The sun, the wind, the music blaring. Everything you’ve imagined. And when the weather forces you to seal things up, you’ll get a top that closely follows the coupe design.
That’s when you start to realize the difference. This isn’t just any convertible, it’s a Camaro Convertible. The unmistakable design. The 323 horsepower V6, or the massive boost behind the 426 horsepower V8 available on the SS. The excitement of its 4-wheel independent suspension and the world class braking you can’t get on a Mustang. The technology you’ll find inside the cockpit.
By the time you uncover the accessible price and the up-to-28-MPG highway† it’s going to be hard to change your mind.
The 2013 Camaro has been recognized by J.D. Power as the “Highest Ranked Midsize Sporty Car in Initial Quality in a Tie.”†
Not only does the Camaro LFX V6 boast 323 horses that will propel you from 0 to 60 in 6.1 seconds, but it also offers impressive fuel efficiency: 28 MPG highway†.
The dual overhead cam engine gives you heart-racing performance. Direct injection and Variable Valve Timing combine to ensure you’ll never waste a drop of gas. This is one high-tech, low-down, powerful engine. If unbridled power is what you’re after, the Camaro SS 6.2L V8 aluminum engine offers 426 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, befitting its aggressive reputation.
Suspension and Steering That Helps Keep You in Control
It’s so fun to drive, you might just volunteer to pick up the dry cleaning. The independent rear suspension and variable-ratio power steering give you the kind of handling you’ve only dreamt about. Its chassis is tuned to stick in turns and handle transitional situations like a champion. A 52/48 front-to-rear weight ratio gives you the kind of balance you’d expect in the world’s best sports cars.
New for 2013 for those who choose manual transmissions is Hill Start Assist that will help keep your Camaro from rolling backwards when you’re taking off from an inclined position.
Performance From the Ground Up
The exhilarating Camaro experience starts — literally — where the rubber meets the road. New 20-inch wheels are available on LT and standard on SS, and make a statement that’s impossible to ignore. Pair them with Pirelli† PZero™ ultra high performance summer-only tires† for a true experience of style and power.
All the Excitement of a Camaro SS. With the Top Down.
The first time you strap yourself into Camaro SS, make a mental note on where the hood release is. You’ll thank yourself later.
Because with this car you don’t just prop the hood to add windshield washer fluid. Camaro packs an engine you’ll want to stand back and admire. And maybe let your friends sneak a peek at. If they’re lucky.
Unbridled Camaro Power...
The 6.2L V8, paired with the standard 6-speed transmission, offers 426 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. Or opt for the high-tech combination of speed and efficiency with the 6-speed automatic transmission SS model with Active Fuel Management™, which offers 24 MPG highway† and delivers 400 horsepower.
...and the Tools to Control It
Launch Control on the manual transmission SS helps control wheel spin for faster 0-60 sprints. TAPshift® manual controls on the automatic transmission SS give you command over the gear selection for an exhilarating sports car experience, while keeping the transitions smooth.
The SS Performance-Tuned suspension with finely tuned stabilizer dampers provides an outstanding ride, balanced transitions, and excellent steering and handling. Pair it with the standard 20-inch wheels with Pirelli† PZero™ ultra high performance summer-only tires† and Brembo® brakes for superior performance and control.
You’ll Feel It, They’ll Hear It
You’ll notice the electrically assisted power steering that is tuned for a specific feel and performance characteristics. It replaces traditional hydraulic power steering on the Camaro SS.
As for that sound they hear, that’s the ZL1-inspired, available dual-mode exhaust on the Camaro SS. It enables peak performance at high engine speeds, and has been engineered to create an aggressive sound at idle without overwhelming when cruising at a steady speed—the drawback of some aftermarket performance exhausts.
Standard on 2LT and 2SS, the Head-Up Display (HUD) is specially designed for high-performance driving situations. The HUD presents performance data without requiring the driver to look away from the usual viewpoint. HUD displays speed, rpm and more — even your radio station — right on the windshield. You can even customize the display height and intensity to best help you stay on top of vital information while keeping your eyes on the road.
Stepping into your car no longer means stepping away from your day. Take calls and connect your music with the touch of a button† available on select phones.
OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Have upcoming turns and street names displayed on the Driver Information Center or hear directions from the automated voice through OnStar®† standard for the first six months. Or choose the available navigation radio for maps and directions downloaded to the new 7-inch diagonal touch-screen.
Available on either the Camaro 2LT or 2SS, and immediately recognizable as a Hot Wheels®-inspired Camaro with exterior features such as a vibrant Kinetic Blue Metallic paint scheme and 21" red-striped wheels, this limited special edition is truly unique, as it’s the first-ever full-size production Hot Wheels car offered for sale by any manufacturer.
With production beginning in the first half of 2013, this new collaboration from Chevrolet and Hot Wheels holds great cultural significance, as the 1968 Custom Camaro 1:64-scale toy was one of the original sixteen Hot Wheels cars ever created. This rare opportunity to actually drive home a real-life Hot Wheels Camaro will be a dream come true for millions of fans and collectors alike.
The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe has received the highest possible five-star score in every individual safety rating segment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program†. Learn more about the safety rating.
For Camaro, it’s high performance safety before, during and after a crash.
Standard on every Camaro, antilock brakes and the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control help keep you in control during emergency maneuvers. The control module compares your steering input with the vehicle’s actual response and, if necessary, makes the corrections to help keep you on track.
In the event of a collision, four standard air bags† help protect heads, chests and knees. And the ultra-strength steel safety cage helps keep everyone in the vehicle protected.
OnStar®† Automatic Crash Response, standard for the first six months on all Camaro models, means you can be automatically connected to emergency assistance if a crash occurs — whether or not the air bags deploy.
Check out its “Ecologic” Features. Here at Chevrolet, we believe in being a responsible steward of our environment. Recently, we’ve developed a new way to communicate some of the environmentally significant features of each vehicle we make. We call it “Ecologic.”
Every aspect of Ecologic is audited by Two Tomorrows, an independent third party sustainability auditor. To learn more about Ecologic and the Two Tomorrows’ process, click here.
On models with the 3.6L V6 engine, Continuously Variable Valve Timing (VVT) adjusts airflow in and out of the combustion chamber under all engine speeds, which makes for better fuel economy and lower emissions. With Direct Injection, fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber in one of two ways; either before air flows into the cylinder or at the same time, resulting in efficient power generation and fuel consumption.
On models with the 6.2L V8 engine, electric power steering uses an electric motor instead of an engine-driven belt, which results in a lighter overall workload and increased efficiency. Active Fuel Management™ deactivates fuel delivery to 4 cylinders in lighter-load conditions, such as highway cruising, which improves fuel economy (V8 SS, automatic transmission only).
The engine facilities are landfill-free. These facilities use a process to reuse, recycle or convert to energy all waste created in their daily operations, which conserves resources. Some water and engine-air deflectors are manufactured with more than 99% recycled content, which includes used tires. Recycled material conserves resources and reduces landfill deposits.
Landfill gas supplies 16% of the energy to heat and cool the Toledo, OH, transmission facility (automatic transmission only), which makes the facility less reliant on fossil fuels. The facility also features a designated habitat area certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council, which provides ecological benefits.
After the vehicle’s useful life, 85% of it is recyclable. The majority of its components can be broken down and recycled, which conserves resources and reduces landfill deposits.
Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to gmaccessorieszone.com or see your dealer.
Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.
Available on iPhone, Android and select BlackBerry devices. Services vary by phone, vehicle and conditions. Requires active OnStar subscription.
Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after trial period. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details.
Requires available remote vehicle starter system and automatic transmission.
Air bag inflation can cause severe injury or death to anyone too close to the air bag when it deploys. Be sure every occupant is properly restrained.
Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.
Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).
MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. MyLink on Camaro does not include CD player.
The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among midsize sporty cars in a tie in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality StudySM. Study based on responses from 83,442 new-vehicle owners, measuring 230 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.