Chevrolet introduces new 10-speed auto transmission to Camaro ZL1 1LE

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Chevrolet has unveiled a new 10-speed automatic transmission for its 2019 Camaro ZL1 1L. Paired to the 650ps supercharged LT4 engine, the goal for the 10-speed auto during development was to lap GM’s Milford Road Course half a second quicker than the standard 6-speed manual.

“This transmission is optimized for speed,” said Camaro chief engineer Mark Dickens. “With unique Track Mode calibrations and 10 gears, you are always in the perfect gear when rolling on or off the throttle.”

For the new transmission calibrations were made to the transmission, electronic limited slip differential and performance traction management system.

The front and rear Multimatic Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) 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.

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