Report: Chevrolet Camaro Getting the Corvette’s Seven-Speed Manual for 2019 ""

By | January 19, 2018
January 19, 2018 at 11:17 am by | Photography by Andi Hedrick, Michael Simari

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The Chevrolet Camaro already shares a few V-8 engine choices with the C7 Corvette, and there might soon be some manual-transmission overlap as well. AutoGuide found a document from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that suggests the 2019 Camaro will gain a seven-speed manual transmission, presumably the same unit found in the Vette, in addition to its current six-speed manual option (and eight- and 10-speed automatics).

We expect the seven-speed is most likely to pair with the 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 in the Camaro SS, which is the same engine in the base Corvette Stingray. An extra gear for the supercharged Camaro ZL1 also seems like a possibility, as that car uses the same blown LT4 V-8 as the Corvette Z06, which comes standard with the seven-speed unit. The document is fairly cryptic, though, only listing engine displacement and transmissions.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Chevy wouldn’t confirm any of this information, so we’ll likely have to wait a bit until 2019 Camaro information becomes public to see if this new transmission choice is more than just speculation.


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