A few months ago we speculated about a convertible version of the retro-styled '09 Camaro and it looks like we were right. On January 4th GM made the announcement that drop-top Camaro fans will have something to look forward to in 2010. According to Ed Peper, general manager of GM's Chevrolet division, "If this Camaro convertible doesn't make your heart beat faster, you should either see your optometrist or your cardiologist, because you have a problem."

The concept is shot in "Hugger Orange" pearl tricoat, an update of the color offered in '69, and the stripes are gunmetal gray. Rumor is that the production models of both the coupe and 'vert will look very, very much like the concepts. "The new Camaro concepts bridge heritage with contemporary style, with a design that is simultaneously admired among import-influenced youth and traditional enthusiasts," declared chief exterior designer Brian Smith.

The wheels on the concept 'vert are 21-inch up front and 22s in the back. The seats are platinum-on-black suede and leather to give a more airy feel to the interior. The round-gauge-square-hole design of the instrument panel is definitely a nod to the '69 model and smoked satin aluminum accents are scattered around the retro-modern interior.

Given the how big a hit the coupe was at last year's auto show we're sure this new convertible version will be getting a lot of attention. Is it '09 yet?