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2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is a serious track weapon

An adjustable suspension, sticky Goodyear tires and aero upgrades make the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE a 650-horsepower track star.

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Jon Wong was a reviews editor for CNET Cars. He test drove and wrote about new cars and oversaw coverage of automotive accessories and garage gear. In his spare time, he enjoys track days, caring for his fleet of old Japanese cars and searching for the next one to add to his garage.
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The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is the ultimate track-going version of Chevrolet's pony car to date.

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Suspension upgrades include Multimatic DSSV dampers with springs that are nearly two times stiffer than the ones found on the base ZL1 model. 

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The front struts also feature adjustable camber plates capable of providing up to 3.7 degrees of negative camber.

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The ZL1 1LE's ride height can always be adjusted offering owners the ability to raise the car by 1 inch and also lower the car by 1 inch from the factory settings.

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Another key element to the ZL1 1LE's exceptional track capabilities are the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires that outperform the Pirelli Trofeo Rs that were used on the previous generation Camaro Z/28. 

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The new Goodyear tires are mounted on ZL1 1LE specific 19-inch forged aluminum wheels.

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Making up the brake package or six-piston Brembo calipers in front and four-piston Brembo calipers out back.

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Visually, the ZL1 1LE wears a different front fascia with larger upper and lower grille openings.

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A new carbon fiber rear wing is also part of the package that provides 80 percent more downforce than the regular ZL1's wing.

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Power comes from a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine making 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.

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The only transmission available for the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is a six-speed manual.

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The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is available in Chevrolet dealers now wearing a base price of $69,995.

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