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Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Confirmed For Q2 2011

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Earlier this year, common wisdom was that the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible had been canceled, or at least delayed indefinitely. Then word came in May that the car would see launch in the first quarter of 2011. Now that has been updated to the second quarter of 2011, but it’s officially confirmed by General Motors as headed to production.

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GM issues first recall for Chevrolet Camaro

GM’s much awaited 2010 Chevrolet Camaro has only been on dealership floors for a few weeks but the car has already suffered its first recall due to an exposed power cable. The issue lies in the V8 Camaro’s battery, which in some cars has been experiencing short circuits due to the exposed cable. The V6 models are unaffected.

The faulty battery may prevent the Camaro from starting up, cut off power during driving, or even spark a fire in the engine compartment. GM is warning all Camaro drivers not to drive their vehicles and that dealers will provide courtesy vehicles until the cars have been repaired.

In the meantime, owners can opt for a temporary fix by wrapping the affected cable in special electrical tape, which can be done at most dealerships. Otherwise, they will have to wait until GM comes up with a permanent fix for the problem.

The news doesn’t bode well for one of GM’s most anticipated cars of the year, especially with the carmaker announcing recently that is ramping production of the rejuvenated muscle car to meet demand. Furthermore, there are claims the car’s front bracket can suffer minor cracks when the car is taken up to speeds in excess of 155mph, however, GM is yet to confirm if this is a widespread issue or just an isolated one.2010 Chevrolet Camaro Yellow

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Yellow

ASC transforms 2010 Camaro into Pontiac Trans-Am

Unfortunately – it may be too late…but still nice to see what shoulda, woulda, coulda…

2010 Pontiac Trans Am

2010 Pontiac Trans Am.

There are many behind-the-scenes players in the automotive industry that few on the outside ever hear of, despite their huge contributions. ASC Creative Services is one such company, designing and building some of the most cherished cars on the streets, including all 547 examples of the Buick GNX. Today, however, the company has turned its focus to creating a Pontiac Trans-Am from the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.

The difference between the two cars has never been huge, historically, but they have always filled slightly different niches, with the Trans-Am typically getting a more aggressive treatment from the factory. ASC’s design is no different.

Effected mostly by a body kit and wheels, the transformation to Pontiac Trans-Am includes an all-new Pontiac-style split-window grille, new front, side and rear aero, rear fender vents, trunk-lid spoiler, reworked side mirrors, and a new hood. Huge rear lights sit astride a Pontiac Firebird logo on the back of the car, while a single white stripe runs the length from front to back.

No word on performance mods has been released, so this appears to be a visual modification only.

Unfortunately for Pontiac fans, the Trans Am won’t really live on as ASC doesn’t have any plans to produce the car in volume – though they will build one out of your supplied 2010 Camaro if you just can’t get enough Pontiac in your life.

Other projects that have put ASC on the performance-car map include the exterior design of the Saleen S5S Raptor supercar, all three of the Trailblazer, Malibu and HHR SS vehicles, the Saturn Ion Redline, and the 1993 Mustang Cobra.

ASC Pontiac Trans Am

ASC Pontiac Trans Am

Side view ASC Trans Am

Side view ASC Trans Am