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Old 06-11-2011, 02:30 PM   #15
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i bet the manual-only guys are butthurt. lolz.
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:35 PM   #16
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How does the traction affect the car (for weather conditions etc.), or is it mainly for track purposes?? It's on the corvette ZR1 so sounds like it must
be a pretty exclusive feature. Nvermind I see there's a thread about it here, sounds good.

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Old 06-11-2011, 02:56 PM   #17
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Here is another source reporting the news....



Chevy Camaro ZL1 getting an automatic transmission

Ray Wert -At today's "Camaro Homecoming event" in Oshawa, Canada, Al Oppenheiser from the Chevy Camaro team told folks that the Chevy Camaro ZL1 will come with an automatic transmission as an option. No word yet from Chevy's communications team.

This slushbox will supposedly be in addition to the high-performance Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual - the "MG9" version of the transmission. I guess it's possible — considering the General's able to mate an auto tranny to the Cadillac CTS-V — and that uses the same burnout-inducing 550 HP, 550 lb-ft of torque 6.2-liter LSA V8 engine.

But just because they can — do they have to?

Here's our first-hand report from Jalopnik reader Andrew:

Just wanted to let you know that at the Camaro Homecoming event in Oshawa today Al Oppenheiser from GM announced that they will offer an automatic transmission for the upcoming Camaro ZL1. Additionally the ZL1 will also have the Performance Traction Management system from the Corvette ZR1. No details on the transmission were given. This is probably a pretty important development because it may cause Ford to follow suit and offer an automatic GT500 for the first time.

http://jalopnik.com/5811049/chevy-ca...c-transmission
Haha the Andrew they are referring to in that article is me. I sent them the news when it was announced this morning.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:00 PM   #18
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I can't see anyone buying an SS and then spending (lots) of money to add S/C, breaks, cooling system, suspension work, exhaust, tune and etc. where they can buy a brand new factory warranty ZL1. Anyone who wants a hi performance car, this is it. P E R I O D !!!
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:01 PM   #19
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Haha the Andrew they are referring to in that article is me. I sent them the news when it was announced this morning.
DOH! guess I can delete that post!
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:13 PM   #20
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I can't see anyone buying an SS and then spending (lots) of money to add S/C, breaks, cooling system, suspension work, exhaust, tune and etc. where they can buy a brand new factory warranty ZL1. Anyone who wants a hi performance car, this is it. P E R I O D !!!
Many will throw the warranty out the window on their ZL1. Some guys can't leave anything stock. Just look at the GT500. I frequently see GT500s in the shop getting modded.
That can also be said for the Z06 Vette, etc. Guy just love to make their cars faster even if they come with 550hp from the factory.


People will also still purchase SS's and put superchargers on them. Sometimes it's easier to spend 35K on an SS. Then when you have the money spend another 10K on a supercharger, etc.
Some guys just don't have $55k from the get go.

It can also be a lot harder to convince the wife that you need a $55K Camaro.

But for the people that can afford it, getting a ZL1 will be the way to go.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:23 PM   #21
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GM, thank you for listening and bringing the auto option
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:26 PM   #22
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:36 PM   #23
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I can't see anyone buying an SS and then spending (lots) of money to add S/C, breaks, cooling system, suspension work, exhaust, tune and etc. where they can buy a brand new factory warranty ZL1. Anyone who wants a hi performance car, this is it. P E R I O D !!!
Not necessarily. Maybe they don't like the cosmetics on the ZL1? Just like a GT whooping up on a Cobra, I would think that there would be plenty people in a modded SS that would like to put down a ZL1 on the track.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:52 PM   #24
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Thank you, thank you, thank you GM!

Props for listening to your customer base and those here that are die hard Camaro enthusiasts!

You are proving to us that the "old" GM is no more.

Now how about that TF3/Leno front fascia or at least a performance parts grille option?
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:54 PM   #25
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Well I will be getting the auto as long as the performance is as good or better than the 6 speed.I do hope the ZR1 system will include the new tires.Wow.
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:57 PM   #26
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This news makes me very happy!!!
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:08 PM   #27
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Can't wait any longer... manual or auto... it doesn't matter, chevy all the way.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:24 PM   #28
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Sunroof Option

This is great news and speaks well for Chevrolet listening to what many have asked...put a sunroof in it, and I'm in for one!
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