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.