Part of what made the Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE's blistering Nürburgring lap so impressive was that it was set with a manual car – because the ZL1 1LE was only offered with a six-speed manual up to that point. Now, there's an automatic transmission option coming.
The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Scores A Kickass Win For Manual Transmissions
Normally, I think Nürburgring lap times are silly and shouldn't be taken seriously, but the time …
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Beginning at the end of February, buyers will be able to check the box for a 10-speed car to fit their Camaro ZL1 1LE at an additional price of $ 1,595. Armed with this transmission, according to Chevy, the car set a lap that is "more than one half second faster than the standard manual" on the 2.9 mil Milford Road Course.
There will be paddle shifters for those who want to manually select the right gear, as well as a new transmission oil pan and an additional cooling duct for the steering gear. It has unique track mode calibrations and Chevy which tells us that drivers will "always be in the perfect gear when rolling on or off the throttle."
We'll have to see about that, though. I have yet another 10-speed automatic that I liked very much.
And what do you get on this Camaro with the alphabet soup name? As a refresher, the ZL1 1LE features additional aero bits, adjustable suspension, forged aluminum wheels and a 650-horsepower V8 engine. It's more than enough to cause some ruckus.
And now you don't even have to operate a clutch pedal to do it.