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2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE adds 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

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The extra gears and quicker shifts slice a half second off the ZL1 1LE's lap time around the Milford Road Course at General Motors' proving grounds.

Update: We reached out to Chevy to get a little more info on the new 10-speed for the ZL1 1LE. The gearbox weighs about 26 pounds more than the existing six-speed manual.

The company isn't willing to discuss specific acceleration and top speed figures for the muscle car with the automatic, but Chevy spokesperson Christopher Bonelli told us: "The lightning-quick shifts of the 10-speed will provide similar improvements for 0-60 and quarter-mile mile times as it did on the standard ZL1. More important for this car is track capability, so the quick down/up shifts when entering/exiting corners is a huge benefit."

The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is now quicker and easier to drive thanks to a newly available 10-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can start getting the new gearbox in late February. The 10-speed goes for $1,595 in addition to the 1LE package's $7,500. 

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The 10-speed is largely the same gearbox available in the 2019 Camaro SS, but Chevy's engineers tweak the calibrations for the transmission, electronic limited-slip differential, and traction control to match the ZL1 1LE's 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) and 650 pound-feet (880 Newton-meters) of torque. The setup for the Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve dampers also have revisions to cope with the quicker weight transfer when swapping gears.