The road-racing inspired Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2013 with special gearing, suspension tuning, and tires. It is offered on the Camaro 1SS and 2SS coupe models with manual transmissions. The 1LE package goes on sale this fall with the 2013 Camaro line. Pricing will be released later this year.

Secondly for 2013, all Camaro SS models including the 1LE will feature standard variable-effort electric power steering and an available dual-mode exhaust system. Both features were introduced on the ZL1. Additionally, 2013 Camaro LT, SS and ZL1 models are available with Chevrolet’s color touch radio with MyLink infotainment system.

While the Camaro SS features a Tremec TR6060-M10 for all-around performance, the Camaro 1LE features an exclusive Tremec TR6060-MM6. The 1LE also features exclusive, monotube rear dampers instead of the twin-tube dampers on SS models.

Other changes to optimize the 1LE for track-day use include larger, 27mm solid front stabilizer bar, and 28mm 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 20×10-inch front and 20×11-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 and a ZL1 high-capacity fuel pump and additional fuel pickups for improved fuel delivery during high-cornering.

Visually, the 1LE package for 2013 is distinguished by its matte-black hood, front splitter and rear spoiler – as well as the ten-spoke ZL1-based wheels, which are finished in black. The functional front splitter and rear spoiler contribute to the car’s on-track performance by helping to reduce aerodynamic lift at high speeds.

Inside, the 1LE package incorporates the ZL1’s flat-bottom steering wheel, trimmed in sueded-microfiber and designed for easier heel-and-toe driving on the racetrack. The quick-acting, short-throw shifter from the ZL1 is also trimmed in sueded microfiber.

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  1. I just have this feeling that the tuning done for the Corvette Racing team in the ALMS has probably trickled down the Chevrolet lines into this new Camaro. I think it might be safe to assume this will give the Boss 302 a run for its money.


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