Chevrolet has taken the veil off of the 2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE, revealing the same front fascia of the pre-facelift model, something that should go down very well with fans.
In addition, they've included an updated version of the 10-speed automatic transmission in the options menu.
This auto transmission is a first for the Camaro ZL1 1LE and the option is reported as being able to have the car run "several seconds" faster than the six-speed manual model on longer tracks such as the Nurburgring, as a direct result of its unique calibration.
Chevrolet has tuned the transmission, as well as the electronic, limited slip differential and the performance traction management for the 2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE specifically. The company has even recalibrated the adaptive Multimatic DSSV dampers to allow quicker shift changes in weight transfer. There's also a new oil pan and an additional cooling duct for the steering gear.
“This transmission is optimized for speed,” Camaro Chief Engineer Mark Dickens declared, via the company's Pressroom. “With unique Track Mode calibrations and 10 gears, you are always in the perfect gear when rolling on or off the throttle. You may not be a professional race car driver, but now you can shift like one.”
“Adding an automatic transmission is another example of the Camaro portfolio delivering what customers want. This ultimate 1LE is another appealing option that is true to its racing heritage,” added Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing.
This Camaro boasts Chevrolet's 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that produces a massive 650 horsepower and 650 feet of torque. The 1LE package comes with a carbon rear wing, model-specific air deflectors and dive planes on the front fascia that produce "grip-generating downforce to help the car stick harder and drive faster in turns".
A lightweight set of forged aluminum wheels, which are an inch wider but an inch smaller in diameter, holds the impressive body up while thinner rear glass and a fixed-back rear seat all help in making the 1LE 50 pounds lighter than the standard ZL1 coupe.
The ZL1 1LE Track Performance package option will set buyers back $7,500, in addition to the unofficial base price of $64, 195. The 10-speed automatic option will cost an extra $1,595.