New 2017 1LE Packages Elevates Camaro Track Capabilities

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New 1LE Packages Elevates Camaro Track Capabilities

Track package returns with more technology for V8 models, first time offered on V6

CHICAGO – The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2017,

poised to set new benchmarks for attainable track performance.

The package builds off the success of the previous-generation 1LE, offering

increased handling and track performance. In response to customer demand,

Chevrolet will offer two distinct 1LE packages, for both V6 and V8 models, each

visually distinguished with a satin black hood, specific wheels and more.

For the first time, the 1LE package will be available on Camaro 1LT or 2LT coupes

equipped with the 3.6L V6. Featuring more aggressive suspension tuning, standard

Brembo brakes and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, the LT 1LE delivers an estimated

0.97G in cornering grip. Available Recaro seats will keep you planted through the

corners, and an available Performance Data Recorder will allow you to view and

share your track experience.

The new 1LE package for Camaro 1SS models includes magnetic ride control, with a

new FE4 suspension tuning and a new, segment-exclusive electronic limited slip

differential (eLSD). Paired with massive Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, lateral

acceleration will exceed 1G. Additional features available on the 1LE package

include standard Recaro seats and a Performance Data Recorder (PDR), new to the Camaro lineup.

As a result, the 1LE package elevates the award-winning performance that earned

Camaro the 2016 Motor Trend Car of the Year and Car and Driver 10Best awards.

“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 V-6 Camaro 1LE delivers lap times comparable with the

previous-gen V-8 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 new 1LE packages are available in late 2016, on 2017 Camaro SS and LT V-6

coupes equipped with manual transmissions. Pricing and performance data will be

announced at a later date.

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  • Camaro LT 1LE
    The Camaro LT 1LE was developed to be the most track-capable sports coupe in its
    price class. Highlights include:
    3.6L V-6 rated at 335 horsepower and matched with the six-speed manual
    FE3 suspension components (from the Camaro SS), including dampers, rear
    cradle mounts, ball-jointed rear toe links and stabilizer bars
    Lightweight 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1
    245/40R20 front tires and 275/35R20 rear tires
    Brembo 4-piston front brake calipers
    Mechanical Limited-slip differential with 3.27 ratio
    Standard track-cooling package, with engine oil, differential and transmission
    Suede steering wheel and shorter-throw shifter
    Standard dual mode exhaust system
    Camaro SS fuel system for higher-load cornering capability
    Satin black hood, front splitter and unique three-piece rear spoiler
    Unique high flow upper and lower grille with satin black accents
    Available Recaro seats and PDR video/data recording system.
    “With a curb weight under 3,500 pounds, excellent front-to-rear weight balance and
    the precision of the FE3 suspension, the Camaro LT 1LE offers unmatched capability
    in its class,” said Oppenheiser. “As a result, it offers incredible performance for
    Camaro V-6 customers.”
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    Camaro SS 1LE
    The 2017 Camaro SS 1LE introduces the new FE4 suspension to the Gen Six
    Camaro – a performance-oriented chassis system with specific tuning for the
    Magnetic Ride dampers, springs and stabilizer bars. Additional highlights include:
    6.2L LT1 V-8 rated at 455 horsepower, and six-speed manual transmission
    (automatic transmission not available)
    Magnetic Ride Control
    Segment-exclusive electronic limited-slip differential with 3.73 ratio
    Unique forged aluminum wheels with 285/30ZR20 front tires and
    305/30ZR20 rear tires
    Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires with a compound and construction
    developed exclusively for the Camaro – offering exceptional grip on the track
    Brembo brakes with new six-piston monobloc front red calipers – featuring
    the 1LE logo – and two-piece rotors. Measuring 14.6 inches (370mm) in
    diameter, the front rotors are 7 percent larger than Camaro SS
    Track-cooling package, with engine oil, differential and transmission coolers
    Suede steering wheel with shorter-throw shifter
    Dual mode exhaust system
    Recaro front seats with aggressive bolsters optimized for shifting and
    steering comfort
    Satin black hood, front mirrors and unique three-piece rear spoiler
    Satin Graphite front splitter and rear diffuser
    Available PDR video/data recording system
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    FAST FACT: The 1LE package was developed in 1988 to make the Camaro
    more competitive in Showroom Stock road racing series and officially
    debuted in 1989. Four examples were reportedly built in 1988; with 111
    built in 1989. The 1LE package was also featured on fourth-gen vehicles
    through the 1999 model year, returning to the fifth-gen Camaro in 2013.
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