2016 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible Review

When Chevrolet said they were dropping off a brand new 2016 Camaro RS convertible, the RFD office was abuzz with excitement.  We knew we had to pull out all the stops and give drop-top Chevy a thorough review.  As I am want to do, I had the monroney emailed over.   Wait, did I read that right?  Forty eight thousand, two hundred, and twenty five dollars?  And it's only a V6?  And it has an automatic transmission?  OK, now I know we have to carefully inspect this incredibly pricey Camaro.  Take a look at the video for a double review; I get to go first and then Josh gets his .02 in about this near $50K convertible.

Specifications

Trim: 2LT RS Convertible
Trans: 8-Speed Auto
Engine: 335hp 3.6L 6-cylinder
Drive: RWD

Exterior: Hyper Blue Metallic
Interior: Ceramic White on Black Leather

MSRP: 36,800
Destination Fee: $995

Packages & Options

RS Package – $1950

  • 20″ 5-split spoke premium Gray-painted, machined-face aluminum wheels
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
  • LED taillamps
  • RS-specific grilles
Convenience and Lighting Package – $2800
  • Memory Package
  • Wireless charging for devices
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Multicolor Driver Information Center
  • Head-Up Display
  • Rear Park Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert
  • Outside, heated, power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color mirrors
  • Interior spectrum lighting
  • Illuminated sill plates and aluminum accents on door trim and shifter cap
3.6L V6 Direct Injection engine with Variable Valve Timing – $1495
  • 335 hp @ 6800 rpm
  • 284 lb-ft of torque @ 5300 rpm
8-speed automatic transmission – $1495
  • Includes Active Fuel Management with SS models and when paired with the available 3.6L engine on LT models
  • The paddle-shift manual controls let you change gears on-demand
  • Includes remote vehicle starter system

Wheels 20″ low gloss black 5-spoke aluminum – $800

Dual-mode performance exhaust  -$895
  • Utilizes a vacuum pump, along with twin valves located in the tailpipes, to provide refined tuning at low rpms, and a more aggressive exhaust sound at high engine speeds
Ceramic White Interior Accent Trim Package – $500
  • Black interior with Ceramic White seat inserts, door inserts and stitching on seats, doors, steering wheel, shifter and center consol

Chevrolet MyLink® Radio with Navigation1 and 8″ diagonal color touch-screen – $495

Total MSRP: $48,225