2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: Review, Specs and Price in UAE

0 -100 km / hour in 3.5 seconds

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Born in 1969, the Camaro ZL1 was a special creation that was always going to be racing-intended. At the time it was powered by an aluminum 427 Big Block engine which challenged the most advanced sports coupes of its time and this challenge holds even more competitive today.

Street, track or the drag strip; the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a purpose-built race vehicle with unmatched levels of technology, refinement, track capability and straight-line acceleration.

Powered by the LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine, you can have the option of either a six-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed paddle-shift automatic.

Specs

Engine: 6.2 Liter V8
Horsepower: 650 bhp
Torque: 881 Nm
Drive System: Rear Wheel

Exterior

From the first glance, the Camaro means business and makes an obvious statement that this car was purposely designed to keep performance in mind.

The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro is taller with newly sculpted hoods. The grille has been reworked to give bold impressions. The upper and lower grille openings are bigger than previous models.  The new LED headlamps look piercingly sharp and the round tail lamps are aggressive looking as well.

While the car is all about power and presence, it has also sophisticated aero-dynamic features like the front splitter and rocker moldings. The well defined air deflectors and dive planes on the front of the car produce powerful downforce to help the car grip the road and drive surprisingly faster in turns.

The rear wing is all Carbon fibre and the tyres are Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 that contribute to max lateral grip of 1.10g.

Interior

The moment you sit in the cabin, you cant take your eyes off the new Chevrolet Infotainment system that is all about personalization.

It is an 8-inch color touchscreen with latest navigation, voice recognition, high definition view quality on rear camera mirror, a more intuitive user interface with a Bose premium audio system and 4G LTE WI-FI HOTSPOT.

The car also has a dual-zone automatic climate control, front seats are heated / ventilated. While here in the UAE, drivers might need the opposite but the steering wheel has a heating option.

This model of the Chevrolet Camaro has improved wireless charging feature and Performance Data Recorder enhancements.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Engine and Performance

The engine on the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a Supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8​ that delivers 650 horsepower and 881 Nm of torque. The Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing considerably help improve fuel efficiency.

Camaro’s 10-speed paddle-shift automatic offers faster upshifts than the Porsche PDK transmission and features 11 heat exchangers for optimal powertrain cooling.

If you are looking for the magic number of 0 -100 km per hour then it is 3.5 seconds. Very tough to beat similar price range cars.

Price

The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is priced at AED 280,000 in the UAE.

2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Review Rating
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User Review
7.45/10 (6 votes)

Review overview

Performance9.5
Driving Pleasure8.7
Looks and Style9
Fuel Economy5.3
Value for Money7

The Pros

  • Great Acceleration
  • Handles better than many sports cars
  • Safety Features
  • Powerful Brakes

The Cons

  • Cramped Cabin
  • Poor Outside Visibility
  • No All Wheel Drive option

Summary

7.9Better handling than the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger with a slight edge on acceleration, this car has our winning vote.

Juan Manuel
the authorJuan Manuel
Track racing, competing, it's in my blood. It's part of me, it's part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.