V8 and V6 Chevy Camaro With 1LE Package
Last year Chevrolet let us enjoy a fifth-generation Camaro with the 1LE Package and it made for quite the machine. The car we were given even had the optional Recaro seats (and they are definitely worth the extra cost). The package transformed the already capable SS into a better handling more potent machine ready to take on the track.
This time around all the handling fun is also available for sixth-generation cars with the V6 power plant as well as the V8. The upgraded suspension, brakes and tires really allow you to perform better in the curves. However, it is the cooling improvements that are probably the biggest feature on the track as they help protect your engine when you put it through a grueling day of hard driving.
“The Camaro 1LE packages follow a recipe any track-day enthusiast will appreciate,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “Start with a lightweight, stiff structure and then add higher levels of suspension stiffness and damping, more aggressive tires, higher downforce, more powerful brakes and more cooling.”
“The result delivers better performance in all measures,” said Oppenheiser. “In our development tests, the V6 Camaro 1LE delivers lap times comparable with the previous-gen V8 model. The 2016 Camaro SS 1LE sets the new benchmark for the segment, lapping the Big Willow track at Willow Springs three seconds faster than the standard Camaro SS.”
The 1LE package for the V6 powered Camaro features:
The 1LE Package for the V8 powered Camaro SS includes:
With all these go fast goodies on the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, we can’t wait to get our hands on one of these hot machines. GM if you are reading this, we want an SS with the 1LE package to review when it is available. Until we experience it, we can all dream of driving one of these affordable track day performance machines.