2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Snapped In Las Vegas

Undisguised prototypes of the facelifted 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and ZL1 1LE have been spied while being transported through Las Vegas.

A member of the Camaro 6 forums stumbled upon a fleet of prototypes on a transport truck and as expected, the changes over the current ZL1 models are minimal. In fact, the cars appear nearly identical, other than the new headlights and taillights and the unique wheels used.

Additionally, the ZL1 1LE snapped features a rear wing significantly smaller than what’s found on the existing 1LE model. It remains to be seen if this low-rise wing will be the only option on the 2019 1LE or if it will be offered alongside the larger wing that already exists.

Controversial looks but riveting performance

Since being unveiled in April, the refreshed Camaro has caused a lot of controversy among enthusiasts with many being critical of the new front and rear fascias. In particular, the taillights have raised a lot of eyebrows and rightfully so; they look strange.

Chevrolet will probably leave the 2019 ZL1’s powertrain untouched. If that’s the case, the same supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine will be used, delivering an equal 650 hp and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque. As such, the pony car should be capable of hitting 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.5 seconds while running the quarter mile in 11.4 seconds at 127 mph (204 km/h).

We should see the 2019 Camaro ZL1 and ZL1 1LE in showrooms before the end of the year.

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  • Mikestroh

    Chevy really should have left the rear tail lights alone. I think the new ones look awful.

    • baofe

      disagree, I dig the new taillights

  • LWOAP

    Just judging by some of the initial photos the only thing that looks different is the real tail lights. That’ll probably changed when it gets unveiled.

  • BtheKing

    The design needs a lot more than new taillights and grille. How about some windows that you can actually see out of???

    • Dr Strangefingger

      I don’t know… perhaps transparent windows are overrated .

    • Emoto

      One cannot see out of the windows?

      • BtheKing

        What I meant is: the side windows are too SMALL… it’s not that they are opaque. But larger windows would improve visibility AND enhance the looks, IMO.

  • Six_Tymes

    it looks really good from the side view, that silver gray color looks cool, and damn nice wheels too

    • samurai

      But you realize that the ZL1 keeps the current frontend? So there’s no change in these pics beside the new rear

      • john1168

        REALLY? That’s great! I didn’t realize that…

  • john1168

    They ruined the front of the new Camaro. It looked darned near perfect but now it’s hideous. The rest of the car still looks good.

    • Fabián Montiel

      In the ZL1 they only changed the rear, the front stays the same thankfully.

  • Hiluin

    Fantastic car!

  • hank steel

    For the comments about poor viability due to small windows you get use to it quickly. 0 to 60 in less than four seconds plus the car is a Babe magnet is all you need to be concerned with.

    • rodriguez256

      I’d prefer visibility especially when the car can get up and move that quickly. I wouldn’t ever be able to relax and enjoy the speed, even more so when you take into account how large the car is.

      • hank steel

        Just enjoy the Babes ( pretty girls) then.

        • rodriguez256

          I’m married so that aspect does nothing for me. Plus the girls that would be attracted to a Camaro are probably the ones I don’t want to notice me lol. I miss the days of large window or at least lower belt lines. When it was easy to rest your arm on top of the door when the window is down.

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