When the sixth generation Camaro debuted, enthusiasts rejoiced because Chevrolet was able to shave a good amount of unwanted weight from the American muscle car, helping to improve dynamics.
And now with the arrival on the 1LE performance package, Chevy looks to sharpen the Camaro's handling even more, in hopes of being the affordable track weapon you've been looking for.
Previously the 1LE option was exclusive to the V8, but for 2017, Chevy is also bringing one to the V6 that adds the SS suspension, four-piston front Brembo brakes.
Staggered 20 inch forged rims with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.
A dual mold exhaust and engine oil differential, and transmission coolers.
Recaro seats are available as an option.
The 1LE package for the V8 sets things even more over the
96, with some serious performance equipment, like a magnetic ride control suspension, six piston front and four piston rear Brundle brakes.
An electronic limited slip differential, and 20 inch forged aluminum wheels covered in wider Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar tires.
Now before you even think about writing off the D610E, consider that Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser.
Says that in development testing it produced comparable lap times to the outgoing V8 model.
Visually identifying the 1 LE models are a sand black hood, front splitter and three piece rear spoiler on the outside while a suede steering wheel dresses the inside.
Similar to the Chevrolet Corvette, Cadillac's ATS-V and CTS-V, a performance data recorder will be available as an option that records lap footage and performance data to share with your friends or analyze later so you can be quicker the next time you hit the track.
Look for the 1LE performance package to be available late this year, exclusively on coupe models with manual transmission Chevrolet hasn't revealed pricing for either the 1LE packages but in 2015 it was a $3500 option.
My guess is that the new V6 package will fall in that range while the new V8 kit will ring in at a bit more because of the magnetic suspension and brake upgrade.
Whatever Chevy does end up charging, it shouldn't be outrageous Because the company is claiming the one LE models will offer unmatched track capabilities per dollar which is definitely something I can get behind but the more important question is when can I drive them.