Chevrolet wants to offers its consumers better products and better driving experience as it announces that the 2013 MY of the Camaro will come with a 1LE package which adds performance elements inspired by top of the line Camaro ZL1.
The 1LE package is aimed at the street racing consumers with the possibility of improving their SS coupe that has a 6-speed manual gearbox. The 1LE Camaros though drops the standard SS Tremec TR6060-M10 for the better TR6060-MM6 which has a 3.91 drive ratio.
Chevrolet also improves handling by replacing the standard dampers with a monotube setup which according to their engineers will make the control better while making sure the ride is comfortable. They also add to the equation bigger stabilizer bars, improved rear end strength, a higher capacity fuel pump from the ZL1, and a strut tower brace. The new Camaro will also have an option for a dual exhaust system.
The improvements does not add to the 426 horsepower of the Camaro SS but the car manufacturer claims that the car will be able to pull a 1g while negotiating corners.
The designers gives the 1LE package a matte-black finish for its hood, a rear spoiler, a front splitter, and a 10-spoke alloy rim to set it apart from the rest of the lineup.
The inside of the 1LE is very similar to the ZL1 as it borrows the flat-bottom steering wheel and its shift knob. The 2013 Camaro 1LE will also have a MyLink infotainment system just like on the Camaro ZL1, SS, and LT.
The 1LE gets the best elements of the ZL1 and the Camaro SS which takes the performance of the car to different ball game. The VIR laptime of the 1LE is in the 3-minute level which puts it at par with the top notch performance cars.
The official pricing of the Camaro 1LE has not yet been announced but Chevrolet hints that it will be less than $40,000 which makes it very affordable in its segment.