The Wall Street Journal
The hardtop Camaro that arrived two years ago has just been trumped. Decapitating a coupe often results in an overweight underperformer, but the Camaro ragtop is “in many ways” the superior car. Fold the roof away and the car’s “massive rear-quarter blind spots” shrink dramatically, while welcome sounds rush in. The song of the SS model’s 426-hp V8 engine is “pleasingly snarly and bellicose.” Also nice, given the Camaro’s “slightly remote-feeling steering,” is the chance to hear the moan of the tires when you’re leaning into a corner. Think “the Harley-Davidson of sports coupes,” and you get the idea.
We’re also impressed by the Camaro’s transformation: The convertible handles with “agility and prowess” despite its considerable weight. But this car is far from perfect. There’s “plenty of understeer” when cornering, and, even with the top down, the limited visibility “rattles your confidence.”
But a guy can get used to a lot of things, including the “acorn-size opening” that all luggage must squeeze through once the top folds into the trunk. The new Camaro’s biggest problem is that sometimes it gets chilly out, because the excitement