Sources from inside Oshawa Plant where the new Camaro ZL1 is being put together have confirmed the car will get an Automatic option.
Although driving a well-sorted car with 500+ hp is always more fun with a manual ‘box, but muscle cars also work well with an Automatic. There are no details on this unit yet and we don’t know if it’s an old-school auto or a fancy new tiptronic paddle-shifter thing. Either way, it’s a nice option, specially for the Americans who generally hate stick!
Other great features to be offered for the ZL1 is the Corvette ZR1’s Performance Traction Management, so you also get a Launch Control system to impress your friends.
The production of the Camaro ZL1 Coupe will begin in early 2012. There’s no official words on the convertible yet.