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January 30, 2019

By: Jonathan

CARS

2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE Faster Than EVER!

What is being called by Chevrolet, “the fastest, most track-capable Camaro ever” will hit dealers in February thanks to the 10-speed automatic transmission option.

It may not seem like much, but this update to the ZL1 1LE will save you seconds off your lap times or grocery runs, whatever you’re using it for. How many seconds? Well, at General Motors’ 2.9-mile Milford Road Course the 10-speed transmission was pacing the track over half a second faster than its manual counterpart. At bigger tracks, such as the Nurburgring, the 10-speed is projected to cut several seconds from the six-speed times.

Additional features for the ZL1 1LE, via Chevrolet, include:

-Downforce-producing aero: Unique features include a carbon fiber rear wing, 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.

-Adjustable suspension: Racing-derived, lightweight Multimatic DSSV® dampers front and rear offer exceptional wheel and vehicle control. The front-end ride height is adjustable, along with the camber geometry. The rear stabilizer bar also offers three-way adjustability.

-Wheels and tires: Specific lightweight forged aluminum wheels are an inch wider but an inch smaller in diameter, front and rear, than standard ZL1 wheels and are used with new summer-only Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires1 that deliver max lateral grip of 1.10g.

-Lighter weight: The lighter wheels and dampers, along with thinner rear glass and a fixed-back rear seat, contribute to more than 50-pound lower curb weight than a standard ZL1 Coupe.

-Supercharged performance and more: The power behind the ZL1 1LE is the 650-horsepower, supercharged LT4 engine. Brembo brakes are included, along with dual-zone automatic climate control, Bose premium audio system, heated and ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel.

When released next month the 10-speed automatic transmission will MSRP for $1,595.

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