By Jonathan Max
A typical muscle car is the one that pounds the ground, melts the tire and provides a heat racing excitement. The new 2011 Camaro Convertible is one of such cars. It is a treat to drive such an exciting car. If you are passing a dull day and want to cheer up, go drive the new 2011 Camaro Convertible. Your boring day to day grind will get transformed into sheer exhilaration. However, I have to admit that price of a Camaro Convertible is quite high. An average wage earner will find it difficult to afford this car as GM has put a price tag of $28,500. But this should not stop you from driving it. I would say, the easiest way to fulfill such dream is to hire the car for a day or two and experience the thrill it has to offer.
Undeniably, the new Camaro Convertible is a beauty with a sturdy and well-tailored top. It also provides a good handling. So if you are looking for some fun for a sunny weekend or a warm summer evening, you might just consider renting out the new Camaro Convertible 2011. The handling of the new Camaro Convertible is truly first-class due to its excellent front and rare weight distribution. GM has incorporated additional bracings on the body and extra stiffness on the suspension to make the vehicle sportier.
This new 2011 model comes with two available engines – a 3.6 liter V6 or a honking 6.2 liter V8. If you are one of those lucky ones, your rental agency might just have both of them in their closet. You can then pick the one you want and hit the road! The 3.6 liter V6 comes with a 312 horsepower engine and six speeds manual or auto transmission, while the 6.2 liter V8 comes with a 426 horsepower engine and manual transmission or a 400 horsepower auto transmission. I prefer a V8 with manual transmission as it gives me the freedom to accelerate in quick time. Just a reminder that the V8 accelerates like a bat out of hell! For you information, the V8 powered Camaro accelerates 0 -60 in 4.9 seconds while the V6 accelerates in a little over 6 seconds.
One of the major factors to consider before hiring the V6 or V8 is their fuel consumptions. The V6 powered Camaro convertible is less expensive as well as more fuel efficient than the V8. The V6 with automatic transmission has a rating of 18 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city which for the V8 is 16, while on the highway the ratings are 29 and 25 mpg respectively. The manual V6 and V8 in the city rates 17 and 16 while on the highway it rates 29 and 24 respectively. I advice you to take careful notes of these statistics before renting out a Camaro.
The interior of the new model is just marvelous. It has four rectangular gauges on the center console showing the oil pressure and battery voltage. Some of the rectangular gauges come with orange and black upholstery that glows in the dark. The front seats have plenty of space. However, the rear seats are cramped and hold only two passengers. Moreover, as the car comes with only two doors, it is difficult for adults to get in and out of the back seat. But apart than this, the car is great in every other aspect.
For safety reasons, the new 2011 Camaro Convertible includes sheltering equipments like antilock disk brakes, stability and traction control, front and side air bags, head protector and cabin length side curtain bags.
In one word, the new 2011 Camaro Convertible is a startling vehicle and rightfully many of us dream of driving this beauty. As I said before, if you can not afford it, rent it from the nearer car rental company to convert your dull day into an exciting one!
If you want to fulfill your dream of driving a Camaro convertible, go rent it!