Chevy has just announced that the road-racing-inspired Chevrolet Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2013 with unique gearing, suspension tuning and tires that make the model capable of more than 1g of lateral acceleration and a sub-three minute lap time at Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course.
Other changes include unique black-painted alloys based off of the Camaro ZL1’s 20-inchers, while the Camaro 1LE also receives the ZL1’s wheel bearings, toe links, and shock mounts along with the ZL1’s high-capacity fuel pump.
GM is working to get the approval of the SCCA for the Camaro 1LE in the Touring Class and once these higher performance Camaro SS models hit dealers around the country – GM may finally have an answer for the incredible Ford Mustang Boss 302.
It is offered on Camaro SS coupes with manual transmissions and will cost less than $40,000 drive away.
Other changes to optimize the 1LE for track-day use include:
• Larger, 27-mm solid front stabilizer bar, and 28-mm solid rear stabilizer bar for improved body control
• Higher-capacity rear-axle half shafts to cope with increased levels of traction
• Strut tower brace for improved steering feel and response
• ZL1-based 20 x 10-inch front and 20 x 10-inch aluminum wheels
• 285/35ZR20 Goodyear Eagle Supercar G:2 tires front and rear (identical to the front tires for ZL1)
• ZL1 wheel bearings, toe links and rear shock mounts for improved on-track performance
• ZL1 high-capacity fuel pump and additional fuel pickups for improved fuel delivery during high-load cornering.