The seventh Chevrolet Camaro generation, with new 1LE package incorporates a track-ready suspension setup, wider wheels and sticky summer tires, mild aerodynamic add-ons, and extra cooling for the engine and driveline, is now available for both V-8 and V-6 models.
Price: from $32,840 (V-6); from $44,450 (V-8)
Release date: available now
2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Exterior
The hood and mirrors are wrapped in satin-black vinyl wrap; there is a chin splitter at front and a lip spoiler and the rear part draws attention with an aggressive three-piece blade spoiler mounted on.
Each car has staggering forged aluminum 20-inch wheels. Since the badges are not in the spirit of package, you won’t find anywhere on Camaro 1LE stripe or sticker or badge with its name on it.
It is all about go, not show, and special blacked out elements (like splitters, spoilers, mirrors or wheels) serve as identifier.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE has 4 Recaro sport seats, and the cabin, in general, is similar to previous Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE model. There is available 8 inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Siri Eyes-free and satellite radio are a standard piece of equipment, but navigation is optional. There is standard Chevrolet Teens Driver, for you to keep an eye on your young driver. The V-6 model has a suede-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob round out the modifications.
For the V-8 type there is provided a micro suede-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Also an extra is a pair of deeply bolstered Recaro bucket seats, (which are optional on the V-6 1LE) covered in a cloth with micro suede inserts.
Engine of Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
Chevrolet Camaro V6 1LE is delivering 335 horse powers, but has a low torque which makes it a tiny bit slower than expected. It accelerates up to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. The 1LE packages are specific to each engine, owing to those engines’ distinctly different weights.
For six-cylinder 1LEs, the package is essentially the FE3 suspension from a stock, including the dampers, rear sub frame mounts, ball-jointed toe links, and anti-roll bars. V-6 1LE includes enhanced cooling (engine, transmission, and differential oils), Brembo four-piston front brake calipers, and a limited-slip diff. There are three driver modes: Tour, Sport and Track.
Regarding Chevrolet Camaro V8 1LE, the feeling is like going from sprightly horse to galloping stallion. It has 455 horse powers with equal amount of torque, and that’s what makes the difference. It turns into a fiery dragon when you push the gas, and reaches 60mph whole second faster than V6 engine model.
This car uses the FE4 suspension introduced with the latest generation of Camaro. Brembo front brakes incorporate larger aluminum-hat rotors and six-piston monoblock calipers, while the rear end is beefed up by an electronically controlled limited-slip differential similar to that used in the Corvette.
Standard Camaro SS models already ship with engine, differential, and transmission oil coolers, so those items aren’t specific to the 1LE package. It also comes in Tour, Sport and Track mode.
Both cars come with a six-speed manual transmission, with a short throw shifter.