This 10-speed isn’t for your bicycle
The very invention of the automatic transmission changed driving forever. Chevrolet and the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 are taking that idea to the next level with the inclusion of the brand new 10-speed automatic transmission. This precision-built piece of equipment allows drivers to get the most out of the supercharged V-8 engine under the hood of the 2017 Camaro ZL1. However, the new gear changer wasn’t build solely for performance needs, it also helps the powerful new sports coupe to conserve as much fuel as possible without sacrificing anything. Delivery of the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 with the new 10-speed automatic transmission is expected to arrive to the Don Wheaton showroom later this fall or near the beginning of winter.
“There is simply nothing like the experience offered with the new 10-speed automatic in the Camaro ZL1,” Aaron Link, ZL1 lead development engineer said in a Chevy press release. “It delivers nearly instantaneous, lightning-fast shifts that alter your perception of what an automatic transmission can offer in a high-performance vehicle – whether you’re on the street, drag strip or road course.”
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How does the Chevy 10-speed automatic transmission work?
Without getting bogged down in a lot of engineering or automotive jargon, the secret to the success of the Chevy 10-speed automatic transmission is based on its wide gear ratio. By perfecting shift points and the timing of each, drivers are able to apply power to the wheels faster during aggressive starts and maintain engine speed while exiting a corner — for instance on road racing course.
In order for this system to work properly and deliver the kind of performance promised, gear changes need to happen quickly. For comparison, the new Chevy 10-speed transmission is 36 percent quicker from first to second gear than the Porsche PDK; 27 percent faster from second to third and 26 percent quicker from third to fourth gear.
How big is the new 10-speed automatic?
Certainly, the size and weight of components is a primary concern of Chevy engineers. This is especially true when those parts are going to be used on a lightweight platform like the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1, which is already benefiting from changes made to the previous model-year. To put this in perspective, the new Chevy 10-speed automatic transmission is about the same size of the existing eight-speed gear changer despite sporting one extra clutch and a pair of additional forward gears.
Other highlights of the new transmission
- Newly formulated transmission fluid features ultra-low viscosity which keeps the component cool and lubricated while also improving efficiency.
- A thermal bypass helps the new 10-speed transmission reach optimum operating temperature very quickly, which helps decrease fuel-consumption scores.
If you would like to learn more about the new Chevy 10-speed automatic transmission or the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.