Video: Camaro Convertible Extreme Testing
When the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible sets the pace for the 2011 Indianapolis 500 this Sunday, it will showcase a top built to last a lifetime, operate worry-free and maintain the appearance of its Coupe sibling.
To assure long-term durability, the convertible top underwent extensive testing during development, being opened and closed more than 22,500 times — three times more than would be expected in a typical 10 years of use. Some of those cycles were performed in extreme conditions; temperatures ranging from minus-22° F to 170° F and humidity of up to 95 percent.
Chevrolet engineers show some of the extreme measures and tests used to make sure the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible roof is built to last a lifetime, operate worry-free with an appearance closely related to its fixed roof coupe predecessor. The convertible top undergoes extensive testing during development as well as during production to make sure that every car can pass these tests.