Behold our first complete sighting of the 2019 Camaro ZL1. Captured by GM Authority photographers while undergoing final validation testing in metro Detroit, the vehicle seen here is the ZL1 Coupe coated in the Red Hot (G7C) exterior color.
Unlike other 2019 Camaro models, the 2019 ZL1 does not get the new (rather controversial) front fascias of the six-gen Camaro’s mid-cycle enhancement (aka 2019 Camaro facelift). Instead, it continues with the same beautifully-aggressive maw introduced by the sixth-generation Camaro ZL1 that debuted for the 2017 model year.
Similarly, the 2019 Camaro refresh brings nothing new to the side profile of the ZL1. However, those paying particular attention will notice something different about the taillamps of the model, even from the side.
The biggest and most noticeable update to the 2019 Camaro ZL1 is the introduction of a new rear fascia, consisting of a new bumper cover and new dual-element taillamps.
The neutral-density taillamps are dark-tinted, which is a fancy way of saying that lenses are clear and also slightly darker. All models of the 2019 Camaro ZL1 get these lenses, as do the SS models that slot under the ZL1.
Under The Hood
The 2019 Camaro ZL1 remains powered by the supercharged 6.2L V-8 LT4 engine mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or the GM 10-speed automatic. The output is rated at 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet torque.
Most of the changes to the 2019 Camaro ZL1 can’t be seen from the outside, since they are inside the beastly pony car. The model retains the well-appointed interior of the 2017 and 2018 models, while also receiving various upgrades.
First is the introduction of the new Chevrolet Infotainment 3 systems with 8-inch color touchscreen and available navigation. Compared to the MyLink system in the 2017-2018 Camaro ZL1, the new system offers greater personalization and a more intuitive user interface while also leveraging cloud connectivity to enhance personalization, navigation, voice recognition, apps and more.
Other new features include:
- Full-display Rear Camera Mirror with high-definition view quality. The class-exclusive feature is standard on ZL1 models but is deleted when the ZL1 1LE Track Performance Package is ordered.
- Forward Collision Alert (only on the 2019 Camaro 2SS Coupe)
The 2019 Camaro ZL1 also receives the following three interior enhancements:
- Revised ambient lighting with new blended color choices
- Improved wireless charging feature
- Performance Data Recorder enhancements
Lastly, the sports car sees the deletion of the Universal Home Remote feature on all models, a move panned by most observers, fans and industry watchers.
Pricing & Availability
2019 Camaro ZL1 pricing has not yet been announced, but is expected to remain similar to the 2018 model, which is priced to start at $63,795 for the ZL1 Coupe and $69,795 for the ZL1 Convertible. The prices include a $995 destination/delivery charge and a $1,300 gas guzzler tax.
The 2019 Camaro ZL1 will become available in the third quarter of 2018.
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