When the sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro debuted last year, muscle car fans were asking when the track oriented 1LE model will come out for the latest model. Chevrolet has responded by setting the 2016 Camaro 1LE's debut in this year's Chicago Auto Show.
Upgrades made for the Camaro 1LE include a matte black hood, a front splitter, a three-piece spoiler, bigger tires that measure 245/40 R20 in front and 275/35 R20 at the rear and bigger Brembo brakes with a four piston system in front. It also gets Megnetic Ride Control lifted from Cadillac but is more oriented towards sport than comfort. To meet the demands of track driving, the 1LE gets a track-cooling package with engine oil, differential, transmission coolers. The package also adds Recaro seats and a video/data recording system.
For the first time, Chevrolet is offering the 1LE pack for the V6 model as well. As it stands, The Camaro 1LE sits on top of the range for the respective V6 and V8 models . The current Camaro range consists of a 2.0 liter turbocharged four with 279 PS, a 3.5 liter direct injection V6 with 340 PS and a 6.2 liter V8 that puts out 461 PS. Power is unchanged for the 1LE track package but promises enhanced handling with the upgrades made to it. As it stands, 0-100 km/h times for the SS are a brisk 4.2 seconds.
The 1LE package is that start of the widening of the Camaro lineup. Chevrolet will eventually be expanding the lineup with more powerful variants. A Z/28 and ZL1 model is in the cards for the 2016 Camaro.