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by Adam Lynton
Production-spec LTA Camaro Convertible has finally been unveiled at the 2012 SEMA show.
The production version of the LTA Camaro concept Lingenfelter previewed three years ago has been unveiled in convertible production form at the 2012 SEMA show prior to its limited release. Developed as a modern take on the Pontiac Trans Ams of the Seventies, the Lingenfelter LTA Camaro that showcased in concept guise was a huge hit with enthusiasts who will be delighted the production version has remained true to the concept, from the retro interior to the unique wheels.
Elements that have been redesigned for the production model include new taillights, decklid and 20-inch honeycomb wheels. "Due to overwhelming response after displaying conceptual versions of the LTA at previous SEMA shows and other events," said Ken Lingenfelter, "Lingenfelter has decided to take the car to production." All 2010 Camaros, coupes and convertibles alike, can be transformed into the LTA Camaro as a complete turnkey vehicle. Individual parts won't be offered, according to the tuner.
Customers will have a choice of three states of tune, the most extreme of which is the Level 3 LTA that packs a 7.5-liter V8 good for 655 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. The engine boasts high-flow catalytic converters, headers by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Kooks, and an LPE/CORSA cat-back exhaust, while Brembo brakes ensure all that power can be reined in at any given moment. A six-speed manual comes as standard with automatic transmissions also available. No word yet on pricing or availability, but we're taking our number now.