DUBAI , U.A.E. – The Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is the “Muscle Car of the Year 2011” as chosen by Evo Middle East, a leading monthly auto publication distributed across the region.
“We liked the style and presence of the Camaro, the V8 engine and its effortless ability to cruise or light up the rear tires, depending on our mood,” said the jury, which consisted of Editor-in-Chief Bassam Kronfli, Deputy Editor Phill Tromans, and publishers Mohammed Aljeda and Phil McGovern.
“We were big fans of the Camaro Coupe when it was launched in 2010. Now it’s available without the roof, which means there’s nothing between you and that glorious multi-cylindrical woof. All the better for really soaking up that muscle car feel,” added Kronfli.
The Camaro Convertible has broadened the appeal of the iconic sports car to buyers who are looking for some open-air fun. It is equipped with similar model configurations as the Camaro Coupe. The standard model has a 312-horsepower direct injection V-6 engine delivering 8 L /100km highway while the SS model features the 6.2L V-8 engine producing 426 horsepower.
“We are thrilled with this award and the recognition the Camaro Convertible has received from Evo magazine” said John Stadwick, president and managing director of General Motors Middle East Operations. “The introduction of the convertible strengthens Camaro’s dominant position in the sports segment.”
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