Car enthusiasts prefer manual transmissions, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE 2019 is the most enthusiast-oriented version of Chevrolet muscle car. But Chevy claims the ZL1 1LE will actually lap a racetrack faster with the new 10-speed automatic transmission. The 1LE package makes every version of the 2019 Chevy Camaro more fun, from four-cylinder up to ZL1. The package has been the exclusive purview of drivers that can operate a clutch pedal, but that changes with the new ZL1 1LE. Soon, it will be offered with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The transmission itself is the same one already introduced in the Camaro SS for the 2019 model year. The gearbox was co-developed by GM and Ford.
Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE
Chevy claims the automatic transmission will shift faster than the six-speed manual also offered in the ZL1 1LE, hence the reduction in lap times. It also reduces the workload for drivers, an important consideration given the level of concentration required for the average person to lap a racetrack at high speeds.
Well the buyers still get a more aggressive body that includes canards at the front corners and a carbon fiber rear wing. The model rides on forged aluminum wheels with sticky Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires that allow for 1.1g of lateral grip. Thinner rear glass and a fixed back seat help shed 50 pounds. It also has a Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers and 15.4-inch rotors in front handle stopping duties.
The ZL1 1LE is the ultimate Camaro. It’s based on the ZL1, meaning it gets a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 producing 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. On top of that, it gets the 1LE treatment, a package of chassis upgrades designed to improve handling. Notable features include a massive rear wing and race car-like dive planes to increase downforce, Multimatic DSSV dampers, Goodyear Eagle F1. Besides that the Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE has a supercar 3R tires, and a 50-pound weight reduction compared to the standard ZL1.