I do endoresment ads for Spitzer Chevy Northfield that air on 99.5 WGAR. Last week, GM Jeff Carr threw me the keys to this little bad boy.
This car is the spiritual successor to the 1969 Camaro
I find few things in life as much fun as a really powerful car. One stab of the gas and I'm laughing like a 12 year old at Cedar Point. The roar of the engine and the rush of torque mixing together to bring to boil a Top Thrill Dragster experience. Such fun!
The hood bulge is a cool styling detail. Back in the day it was used for cold air induction. Also, it enabled the hood to close down over really big engines.
Such fun is what the gas pedal on this 400 horsepower MONSTER of a car can unleash. Despite weighing more than 3800 pounds (that's a ton. Well, almost two tons to be exact) this white and orange 2+2 is very, VERY, VERY!! FAST! But the engine is so civilized, docile and quiet you'd almost never know it's there. "Is this thing running? Well, we are moving so I guess it is". Poke the bear. Then. WATCH OUT! Wheee-hooo! Officer, no way I was doing 80 in a 55. It was at least 90! Write me up for 125! Man oh man can this thing move!
If you want even more horsepower get one of these with a manual transmission. Then you get a 426 of 'em. Hmmm, power.
These seats and seat backs don't just support you. They feel like they completely envelop you.
But power without control is meaningless. It's the control of this car that will have you doing things, or thinking of doing things, that you normally wouldn't do. Take Dead Man's curve at 70 mph? Why not? Zig zag on 90 or 77 through slower traffic? Sure. Go for it. This baby handles like a Hot Wheels slot car. And the brakes are the greatest you'll ever have the pleasure of slamming on. Make sure your dentures are secure because the brakes are so powerful your dentures could end up flying over the windshield if you're not careful.
Now, mind you, not that I did any crazy stuff with this car but I could've if I really wanted to. Alright, so it was 50 not 70 through Dead Man's Curve. Sakes.
Drop folds down mechanically in less than 30 seconds.
Convertibles back in the day meant a wind turbine with the top down. Not so with this sexy beast. Behind the winshield with the top down all you feel is a slight breeze at your neck. And you can have a full on conversation with your passenger. When it rains, like it has a lot this week, I get annoyed because I can't put the top down. Oh, well. It's not like it's not super fun with the top up as well.
Oh. And one last thing. Be prepared for a lot of attention when you're out in this thing with the top down (or up). "What are people starring at??" Oh. Me. Well, lil ole me in this rag top Camaro. ;-)