Chevy’s 2013 Camaro 1LE performance package offers unique gearing, suspension tuning and tires that let you pull 1g of lateral acceleration in the corners, starting at less than $40,000 (at least, in the U.S.). Testers did a sub-three-minute lap at Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course.
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“The Camaro 1LE combines the best elements of the SS and ZL1 to take road-racing performance to a whole new level,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “That the 1LE breaks the three-minute lap at VIL puts it in the upper echelon of performance cars.” Oppenheiser said the 1LE is one of the most affordable, most capable track-day cars around.
The 1LE performance package is available on manual-equipped SS coupes. All SS models for 2013 will feature standard variable-effort electric power steering and an available dual-mode exhaust system, both introduced on the ZL1.
U.S. Camaro sales were up nearly 20% in the first two months of this year.