2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Breaks Cover With Old Face But 10sp Auto Option

Chevrolet has pulled the wraps off the new 2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE, which retains the front fascia of the pre-facelift model and adds an updated version of the 10-speed automatic transmission in the options menu.

When fitted with the 10-speed automatic –a first for the Camaro ZL1 1LE-, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE claims to be “several seconds” faster on longer tracks like the Nurburgring than the six-speed manual model, thanks to its unique calibration for the 1LE package.

Chevrolet has tuned the transmission, the electronic limited slip differential and the performance traction management specifically for the 2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE. Even the adaptive Multimatic DSSV dampers have been recalibrated to accommodate the quicker shift changes in weight transfer. In addition, there’s a new oil pan and an extra cooling duct for the steering gear.

“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,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing.

Under the bulging bonnet still lies Chevy’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, producing a colossal 650hp and 650lb-ft of torque.

The 1LE package adds a carbon rear wing, model-specific air deflectors and dive planes on the front, a set of lightweight forged aluminum wheels that are an inch wider than the standard ZL1 wheels, thinner rear glass and a fixed-back rear seat. All together result in a weight saving of more than 50 lbs compared to the standard ZL1 Coupe.

Chevrolet is asking $7,500 for the ZL1 1LE Track Performance package option, on top of an unofficial $64,195 base price for the 2019 Camaro ZL1. The 10-speed automatic option for the Camaro ZL1 1LE costs $1,595.

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  • gbmike25

    Ahaaa… Finally a good decision, hate that new front

  • DetrinKD

    Funny how this and the new Shelby use their respective base cars pre-refresh front end.

    • MRCLKBLACK

      Both became pretty hideous after their facelift xD
      Although Chevy revealed a slightly fixed SS at Sema.

    • Mr. EP9

      Yep and the same is true for the Raptor as well.

  • Blade t

    Great performance for the money..

  • Tabs Luther

    old face = good thing

  • Six_Tymes

    THANKFULLY it has the previous front end design. It’s perfect. Now, if i could just hit the lottery one of these would be my toy for sure, and use it on track

  • Eythan Aldrich

    Thank goodness they kept the damn face

  • SteersUright

    dual clutch, fine. But who on earth wants a car like this with a dim-witted, slow to reach slushbox. If this were as good as the ZF in the Alfa’s and BMW’s, fine. But I’ve read about these only being decent in full auto mode, and plain awful and slow to react in any sort of manual mode. This is such an extreme car, it doesnt suit it.

  • THIS IS A NASTY LOOKING FRONT END.
    IT’S IS LIKE GOING TO A PLASTIC SURGEON WITH A PERFECT NOSE AND SAYING
    “SUPERSIZE IT”.

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