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  • Top Camaro Gets 10A

    The top Camaro, the ZL1 1LE, which has already beaten a Nissan GTR Track Edition and a Porsche GT2 on the track, now has another major improvement, the availability of the 10A transmission.

    Originally posted by Media.chevrolet
    2019 CAMARO ZL1 1LE: FASTER AND MORE ACCESSIBLE THAN EVER

    10-speed automatic transmission will be available late February

    2019-01-29

    DETROIT — The 2019 Camaro ZL1 1LE — the fastest, most track-capable Camaro ever — will offer an available 10-speed automatic transmission beginning late February.

    During development, Chevy engineers pushed the limits of the automatic transmission to be more than one half second faster than the standard manual on General Motors’ 2.9-mile Milford Road Course. In fact, on longer tracks like the Nürburgring where you can take advantage of the lightning-quick shifts and all 10 gears, drivers can expect to shave off several seconds from their previous lap times with the six-speed manual ZL1 1LE.

    “This transmission is optimized for speed,” said Camaro Chief Engineer Mark ****ens. “With unique Track Mode calibrations and 10 gears, you are always in the perfect gear when rolling on or off the throttle. You may not be a professional race car driver, but now you can shift like one.”

    Not only does the 10-speed transmission save time at the track, it gives customers more performance options. The automatic provides standard paddle shifters for when they want a more engaging experience.

    This new transmission comes with many changes that live up to the requirements of the 1LE performance package. Unique calibrations were made to the transmission, electronic limited slip differential and performance traction management system. The front and rear Multimatic DSSV® (Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve) dampers have been tuned to accommodate the quicker shifts in weight transfer. New hardware includes a new transmission oil pan and an additional 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.

    Additional ZL1 1LE features include:
    • Downforce-producing aero: Unique features include a carbon fiber rear wing, specific air deflectors and dive planes on the front fascia that produce grip-generating downforce to help the car stick harder and drive faster in turns.
    • Adjustable suspension: Racing-derived, lightweight Multimatic DSSV® dampers front and rear offer exceptional wheel and vehicle control. The front-end ride height is adjustable, along with the camber geometry. The rear stabilizer bar also offers three-way adjustability.
    • Wheels and tires: Specific lightweight forged aluminum wheels are an inch wider but an inch smaller in diameter, front and rear, than standard ZL1 wheels and are used with new summer-only Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires1 that deliver max lateral grip of 1.10g.
    • Lighter weight: The lighter wheels and dampers, along with thinner rear glass and a fixed-back rear seat, contribute to more than 50-pound lower curb weight than a standard ZL1 Coupe.
    • Supercharged performance and more: The power behind the ZL1 1LE is the 650-horsepower, supercharged LT4 engine. Brembo brakes are included, along with dual-zone automatic climate control, Bose premium audio system, heated and ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel.

    The ZL1 1LE Track Performance Package has an MSRP of $7,500 and the available 10-speed automatic transmission an MSRP of $1,595.
    https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us...amaro-zl1.html


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    THat ten speed is such a strong performance option it belongs on the 1LE.

    that is a very exciting to drive vehicle although i am a little tired of the retro look. Its good looking yet id prefer more along the lines of a 7th gen camaro that looked more like the ferrari portofino with all the existing 6th generation ca,aro underpinnings.

    the vehicle itself is an amazing performer and that includes the ten speed automatic,

    just shooting the breeze. I happen to see a black 2019 mid cycle refresh vehicle yesterday and it was much more impressive in person than the photos.
    Last edited by JB; 01-29-2019, 02:43 PM.

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    • #3
      LOL with the 10 speed it just might give the C7 Z06 a run for the money in a standing quarter mile.... I like it.

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      • #4
        Soon coming to a C7 near you?

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        • #5
          That is a very good question. Tadge said, and I independently verified by my talking 1-to-1 with the QC Manager of the plant that makes the 10A’s, that it is two inches too long to fit into a C7. However, that was 2 1/2 years ago, and might GM have done some re-engineering to the 10A, to the torque tube and/or additional components, and if so, might this be the major change for the refreshed C7 (if there is one), e.g., the A8 being replaced by the A10. But incurring all these costs for what many believe might be a short duration, 2020 C7?

          Darn good question, and as of now, no answer known outside of GM.
          Last edited by John; 01-29-2019, 07:04 PM.
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          • #6
            I remain unconvinced that the A10 will fit even with modifications. But of course, I can be wrong on this too.

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            • #7
              The c7 is at the end of its production run. I dont see the advantage to altering the transmission.

              i personally believe its the end of the c7 run soon and if it were given an extension or slight reprive we would more likely see an increase in hp.

              even possibly the lt2 motor we have been calling the evolution of the lt1 for the c8..

              it would be easier and cheaper to make happen and it would have greater sales impact.

              i was always one who felt the 24 hp increase from c6 ls3 to lt1 was a little light...

              yes i understood the torque curve of the lt1 equalled the mighty ls7 427 up to 4500 rpm but still i would have prefered the stingray z51 and grand sport had gotten to 500 hp mid way through the models lifes cycle.

              had the special editions recently released not been tape and decals but rather a hopped up lt1 or lt2 with 500 to 520 hp i think the c7 would have garnered more sales...even if it was just for the grand sport model...(which accounts for 49 percent of all c7 sales last hear)

              i think it would have been a great way to send off the c7 and imorove the extra year of sales many are discussing as a possibility.

              personally i think march or april will be the end of the c7 production run as gm prepares the bg plant for c8 rear mid engine production

              again..its all just guesses on my part...so who knows...

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