2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The overtly cartoonish, and yet most capable, American sports coupe available today, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro has once again been subjected to the ZL1 treatment, with the Corvette's 6.2-liter LT4 doing duty under the long hood. The ZL1 1LE packs a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine with 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. The new gearbox has its own 1LE-specific calibration, and the electronic limited-slip differential and performance traction-management system also get special tuning to work with the self-shifter.

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NEW FOR 2019

  • Chevrolet Infotainment system with 8-inch color touchscreen; navigation available; system offers greater personalization and more intuitive user interface. Leverages Cloud connectivity to enhance personalization, navigation, voice recognition, apps and more
  • Full-display rear camera mirror with improved, high-definition view quality
  • Forward Collision Alert (coupe models)
  • New dual-element taillamps and rear fascia
  • Revised ambient lighting with new blended color choices
  • Improved wireless charging feature
  • Performance Data Recorder enhancements


  • Camaro ZL1 challenges the most advanced sports coupes in the world, with unprecedented levels of technology, refinement, track capability and straight-line acceleration
  • Track capability comes standard, with features including 11 heat exchangers for optimal powertrain cooling
  • Powered by the LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine rated at 650 hp (485 kW), and either a six-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Match or a 10-speed paddle-shift automatic
  • The 10-speed paddle-shift automatic offers faster upshifts than the Porsche PDK transmission and features a wide, 7.39 overall ratio spread
  • Performance specs:
  • 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
  • Quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds at 127 mph
  • 1.02g max cornering
  • 60-0 mph braking in 107 feet (35 meters)
  • Handling capability starts with the lightweight, stiff structure of the Gen Six Camaro, married with specially calibrated Magnetic Ride suspension and an electronic limited-slip differential
  • Unique 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with 285/30ZR20 front and 305/30ZR20 rear tires
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires with a compound and construction developed exclusively for the Camaro to offer exceptional grip on the track
  • Brembo brakes with six-piston monobloc front calipers – featuring the ZL1 logo – and massive, 15.35-inch (390 mm) two-piece front rotors
  • Standard Recaro front seats, along with a sueded flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob
  • Chevrolet’s Performance Data Recorder is available
  • Chevrolet system with an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen is standard and features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection compatibility
  • Chevrolet 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot (includes one-month/3GB data trial)


  • 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
  • Racing-derived, lightweight Multimatic DSSV® (Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve) dampers front and rear for exceptional wheel and vehicle control
  • Adjustable front-end ride height
  • Adjustable camber plates
  • Adjustable (three-way) rear stabilizer bar
  • 19 x 11-inch front and 19 x 12-inch rear aluminum wheels
  • 305/30R19 front and 325/30R19 rear Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires that contribute to max lateral grip of 1.10g
  • Lighter wheels and dampers, along with thinner rear glass and a fixed-back rear seat, contribute to an approximately 60-pound (27 kg) lower curb weight than a standard ZL1 Coupe
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control, Bose premium audio system, heated/ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel are standard


  • Standard air bags include dual-stage frontal, thorax side-impact and knee air bags for the driver and front passenger. Coupe models also include head curtain side-impact air bags
  • Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert are standard; Forward Collision Alert on coupe models
  • Standard rear-vision camera and rear camera mirror
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control system
  • Front safety belt pretensioners
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