General Motors has announced that the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible will officially debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. 2013 ZL1 is set to go on sale in 2012 as a 2013 model year car.
With an 6.2-liter LSA V8 engine and 580 horsepower, the new 2013 Camaro ZL1 is the most powerful convertible model Chevrolet has ever built. Other performance specs include a liquid-to-liquid oil cooler borrowed from the Corvette ZR1, a deep-sump oil pan, rear-differential cooler, third-generation Magnetic Ride Control able to adjust the suspension settings up to 1,000 times per second and a new Performance Traction Management.
The Camaro chief engineer, Al Oppenheiser, said about new 2013 Camaro ZL1 convertible:
The Camaro ZL1 convertible will be one of the most powerful and most capable, convertibles available at any price. This is a car that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you drop the top – or hit the gas.
Set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2011, the new 2013 Ford Flex features a restyled front fascia, new paint colors, new wheel choices and new dashboard and instrument cluster that incorporates the latest version of MyFord Touch.
The 2013 Ford Flex is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that now develops 285 hp – versus 265 horsepower from 2012 Flex model. The 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine remains an option and is rated at 355 horsepower. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Other updates of 2013 Ford Flex include new safety and driver-aid features such as adaptive cruise control, rear inflatable seatbelts, rain-sensing wipers and active park assist.
Ford already debuted the Fiesta ST concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, but the three-door European Fiesta is not available in the U.S. The five-door version of Fiesta ST for U.S. market is set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show (Nov. 16-27, 2011).
Just like the three-door concept from Frankfurt, the five-door Fiesta ST is powered by Ford’s new 1.6-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder that produces 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.