Not just any Ford, but from a truck.
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is undeniably a performance car. Heck, the American muscle car has the same amount of horsepower as the much more expensive McLaren 650S. While one would think that Chevrolet made a bespoke transmission to contain all of the 6.2-liter supercharged V8’s fury, Chevrolet worked in collaboration with Ford on the new 10-speed automatic transmission. That’s right, the 10-speed automatic in the Camaro ZL1 can also be found in the Ford SVT Raptor.
While automakers working together isn’t out of the ordinary, it’s something that has become less heard of. Especially when its two differing cars like the Camaro and Raptor. The new transmission is important to both companies as it will find its way to into millions of pickup trucks and cars from both automakers. This isn’t the first time Ford and Chevrolet have worked together. The companies collaborated in the early 2000s to create a six-speed automatic transaxle for transverse-engined crossovers and cars. According to GM, the new 10-speed will find its way to eight different models by 2018, while Ford will most likely use it in the F-150, Lincoln Navigator and the next Mustang.