The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE looks exactly the same as the 2018 model. But the track-focused muscle car can be ordered with a 10-speed automatic transmission now. Chevrolet unveiled the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE recently and nothing has changed visually. The track-focused muscle car retains the same styling and design of the outgoing model. But whatever time the makers saved in the design department, they invested it all into the engineering side. So the 2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE Track Performance pack has the big carbon-fiber rear wing, front air deflectors, and dive planes and lightweight forged aluminum wheels which are bigger than those on the standard ZL1. Thinner rear glass and fixed rear seat are in place to save weight. The engine – a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 – produces 650 hp of power and 650 lb-ft of torque. The major change in the package is the 10-speed automatic transmission which will now be on the menu as an option. Chevrolet calls it a response to the … [Read more...] about 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Launched with 10-Speed Auto Gearbox Option
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Just when you thought the Detroit Auto Show was over, Chevy drops a rather nice surprise on us. Say hello to the 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE, “the fastest, most track-capable Camaro ever.” You pretty much had me at “fastest,” but then you had to add “most track-capable Camaro ever.” Track capable you say? And wait, what’s this about a new transmission? Now you tell us!? Money Pits & Stop Watches Look, I’m not much of a track guy. I like going to tracks – love going to tracks, actually – but getting out there in my own car and running around is not my bag, man. There’s a bunch of reasons for this. It’s expensive, for one thing. You burn up tons of cash on stuff you wouldn’t normally think of as “consumables.” Stuff like tires and brake pads and discs. At some tracks, you can go through a full set of all three in a weekend! I’m a writer man, I don’t make that much money. But really, … [Read more...] about 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE & The Power of Ten
We finally got to see the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 at the 2019 Detroit auto show, roughly one year after the car was officially confirmed. Although we still don't know exactly how much horsepower the new Shelby makes, the Blue Oval brand has given us plenty of other specs to drool over. The GT500 will no doubt be a beast, but how will it stack up against the supercharged pony cars from Dodge and Chevy? Keep reading to see how the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat compare on paper.Muscle Mass The 2020 Shelby GT500 is powered by a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 that's related to the engine in the 526-hp GT350 but gets a cross-plane crankshaft instead of a flat-plane. The supercharger is a roots-type 2.65-liter unit that forces air through an air-to-liquid intercooler sandwiched between the blower and the engine. Exact power output remains unknown, but Ford engineers promise more than 700 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. Ford estimates the … [Read more...] about Specs Check: 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 vs. Camaro ZL1, Challenger Hellcat
Is the 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE faster than Santa’s sleigh? A comparison chart from GMPartsCenter.net provides some insight. At first, it seems close – really close – but a clear winner does emerge. When I was a kid, I wondered how Santa Claus made it around the world, to every house, in just one night. My parents and I lived in an apartment, which only complicated matters. Since we didn’t have a chimney, one year I asked my father how Santa was going to get in. When my father, a distinguished college professor, assured me he would leave the patio door unlocked, I inquired if that were safe. “It’s a small town, we should be fine,” my father responded. Super Sled Still, Santa would need a fast rig to make every house and a new Camaro sounds like the ticket. Last year, the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE set a record time on the Nürburgring, making it the fastest Camaro ever on the famed German track. With a supercharged LT4 engine and Brembo … [Read more...] about Can The Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE Take On Santa’s Sleigh?
Only 69 of these were ever built, which makes this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 extremely rare and of course, quite valuable. Back in 1969, Illinois dealer Gibb Chevrolet ordered 50 special Chevrolet Camaro cars. These units came with 427 cubic inch aluminum blocks in the engine bay. And those hearts were known to churn out around 425 hp on paper and more than 500 hp in the real world. These drag strip monsters went on to bear the name of the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Powered by V8 engines which were used for Can-Am racing, these muscle cars were expensive then, and very hard to move out of showroom floors. Gibb Chevrolet could only sell 13 of these and the remaining cars were returned to the manufacturer. Chevrolet distributed those units among dealers in other states and even made another 19 more cars with the same specifications. With a production run which concluded at 69 units, the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a rare, priceless car. And one of them is now for sale. This specific … [Read more...] about Super-Rare, All-Original 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 For Sale