The US automaker has done it again – without even introducing the all-new Z/28 yet, they again came up with the most aggressive and dynamic Camaro in existence.
The fans can now have the new Camaro ZL1 1LE, which is an even more hardcore (albeit hard to pronounce) take on the already hardcore Chevrolet with 650 power and almost 200 mph top speed. This version keeps the same mechanical credentials – in this iteration the supercharged LT4 V8, with same power – but just like with the 1LE on the Camaro V6 and SS, comes with enhancements that improve handling and track abilities.
The aero modifications will bring a massive carbon fiber rear wing, new air deflectors, and dive planes. The chassis has been enhanced with new Multimatic Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve dampers at the front and rear, complete with adjustable front-end ride height. Lightweight, forged aluminum wheels that are wider but an inch smaller than on the regular ZL1 come with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R rubber – good for pulling 1.1 Gs during turns, and the 1LE pack also lowers the overall weight by 60 pounds.
GM considers the upgrades worthy of a three second enhancement compared to the run of the mill ZL1 on the company’s Milford Road Course – and the Camaro ZL1 1LE was unveiled in Daytona, Florida, just prior to the annual Daytona 500 race – it will arrive at dealerships later on this year for the 2018 model year.