There's a group of buyers out there who want to own the King Camaro - the ultimate, accept-no-substitutes, monster machine that puts all past Camaro models to shame and even legitimately challenges more pedigreed sports cars in terms of performance. This Camaro built to reign over us all has a name - the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - and it's been on sale now for the past two years.
Of course, there are a few ardent Camaro fans who aren't satisfied with owning the King - they need the top to come off, too. Enter the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible, an open-air version of the exceptionally powerful, supercharged muscle car that would seem to satisfy those who want to experience the bone-crushing acceleration of the ZL1 package while enjoying an tailpipe symphony unfettered by the civilized trappings of a roof.
In many ways, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL2 convertible succeeds in translating the tire-shredding shenanigans of the super coupe to a fun-in-the-sun format. There are a few puzzling concessions that have been made along the way, however, that subtract from the car's capability to put a smile on the face of serious speed freaks.