The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was designed with two principal features in mind: speed and performance. So far, the vehicle has managed to excel in both aspects. This Camaro carves up the tracks, including the daunting Nürburgring located in Germany. This intense track is the Everest that all performance vehicles tackle to prove their worth, and the Camaro ZL1 1LE has managed to stack a claim as one of the track’s top performers.
Despite its previous successes, the ZL1 1LE is far from being off of the drawing board. Chevrolet is keen on ensuring its top Camaro continues to bring home the bacon. How do you make significant improvements to a vehicle that is already tearing up the tracks? Chevrolet’s answer to this question is an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. The 2019 ZL1 1LE will hit the roads and tracks with a 10-speed option, the first in the vehicle’s history.
According to Chevrolet, the new transmission cements it as “the fastest, most track-capable Camaro ever.” As mentioned earlier, this vehicle was designed with speed and performance in mind. A 10-speed transmission aligns perfectly with these two goals. This transmission allows the Camaro to be more adaptable than its predecessors with seamless shifting.
Tracks like the Nürburgring feature numerous twists, turns, hills, and dips. These types of courses require rapid and frequent gear changes. Normally this would wreak havoc on an ordinary vehicle, but not so for 2019’s ZL1 1LE. The new transmission will help the car navigate tracks even more effectively than before.
On the track, drivers should notice a significant difference in this model over the previous manual iterations. Chevrolet claims that the new transmission will help drivers complete tracks several seconds faster than before. In a field where a fraction of a second can make a significant difference, clipping multiple seconds off a lap time is sure to turn heads.
Though the vehicle is undoubtedly designed for the twists and turns of complicated tracks, it would be right at home in a drag race as well. The 2019 model can get its drivers to 60 mph from a standstill in only 3.5 seconds and can cover a 1/4-mile in less than 11.5 seconds. This caliber of speed lends itself to the Camaro ZL1’s history as a racing vehicle.
The Camaro is quite a bit of car, and it certainly makes an entrance. Chevrolet has equipped the 2019 version with all of the tools for success. Drivers can expect top performance out of the 650-horsepower supercharged LT4 engine. While you may not be a professional driver, you might feel like one behind the wheel of the ZL1 1LE. It is designed to be lighter, more aerodynamic, and have better gripping power than the standard ZL1.
Stronger, faster and more adaptable than any other Camaro ever — what’s not to love about the 2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE?