Chevrolet Makes Major Announcement Regarding 2017 Camaro
Having already earned the 2016 Motor Trend Car of the Year and Car and Driver 10Best awards, Chevy decided to improve the new sixth-generation Camaro even further by announcing the return of the 1LE performance package for 2017.
The 1LE package provides enhanced handling and better track performance. The package will be available for 2017 Camaro 1LT and 2LT coupes that are equipped with the sporty 3.6-liter V6 engine. The performance package will also be made available for the Camaro 1SS.
The Camaro LT 1LE will come standard with high-performance Brembo brakes, Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, and a more finely tuned suspension. A Performance Data Recorder and Recaro seats are two optional features. Furthermore, Chevy estimates the LT 1LE will deliver .97 g in cornering grip.
The Camaro 1LE SS will feature new FE4 suspension tuning, brake-based limited-slip differential, and magnetic ride control. The 1LE SS will also sport hefty Goodyear F1 tires and comes standard with Recaro seats and Chevy’s Performance Data Recorder. Chevy estimates lateral acceleration will exceed 1 g in the Camaro 1LE SS.
Pricing info for the new 1LE performance package has not been released.
“The Camaro 1LE packages follow a recipe any track-day enthusiast will appreciate,” said Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser. “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,” Oppenheiser added. “In our development tests, the V6 Camaro 1LE delivers lap times comparable with the previous-gen V8 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 Chevrolet Camro 1LE will make its public debut at the upcoming 2016 Chicago Auto Show.
Gallery: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
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Tommy Taylor is the General Manager at Atzenhoffer Chevrolet Cadillac Mazda Mitsubishi. Tommy is the great grandson of Ed Atzenhoffer (founder of the dealership), and joined the dealership in September 2003 after graduating from Texas Christian University. He worked throughout the dealership in various departments before becoming General Manager.