The Camaro 1LE made its maiden debut in 1988 and almost 11 years later the vehicle was discontinued due to low sales (the vehicle rarely sold just more than 100 units).
Not giving up, the automaker re-launched the vehicle in 2013 as an optional package to the 1SS and 2SS trims. Now automaker is set to release a new version of the car for the 2017 model year.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Engine Specs and Performance:
The Camaro 1LE returns for 2017, though there is a new twist to this track-ready muscle car: For first time since its introduction, there will be V6-powered 1LE available alongside the traditional V8 model. The Camaro 1LE package is available with the 1LS and 2LS 3.6-litre V6 models, and with 1SS V8 model. If you are averse to using both feet when driving, though, you’ll be disappointed to learn that the 1LE is available only with manual gearbox — everyone else can rejoice! The six-speed manual is operated conventionally in the V6, while V8-powered SS incorporates no-lift shift (permits full-throttle, clutch-less gear changes) and rev-matching functions (automatic throttle blips on downshifts).
The SS 1LE uses a 455-horsepower/455-lb.-ft., 6.2-litre V8, while V6 model produces 335 hp and 284 lb.-ft. The engines in 1LE models are identical in spec to the non-1LE cars; the differences are hidden within the undercarriage.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Exterior:
Externally there are a couple of styling cues giving away the Camaro 1LE’s enhanced handling package, including the addition of a front splitter and matte-black hood wrap, and rear spoiler, though the SS 1LE has hood vents, and hinting at its more muscular powerplant beneath. The V6 model and the SS roll on 20-inch wheels, though latter uses 1.5-inch wider wheels (9.5 inch front; 11 inch rear) and also rolls on stickier Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires, as opposed to V6’s run-flats.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Interior:
Its interior is still a mystery. The vehicle captured testing was under heavy camouflage meaning that it was impossible to have a peak at its cabin.
However, we expect the styling of the cabin to be similar to the SS. This vehicle is thus likely to feature a flat-bottomed steering wheel, an 8-inch display integrated with MyLink infotainment system and also an 8-inch instruments cluster to replace the current analog gauges.
Other likely standard features will include a rear view camera, a short-throw shifter, blind spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, a forward collision alert and up-to-date connectivity features such as Bluetooth, USB ports and Smartphone integration. This vehicle will also have an up-to-date premium audio system. The coupe will accommodate four passengers.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Price:
The Camaro 1LE is available now. Expect to add $4,500 for the V6 1LE, making the base price $32,895. Options include the Recaro seats for $1,195 and the Performance Data Recorder (PDR) for $1,300. The 1LE package for the V8 is $6,500, bringing the base price up to $44,400. Recaro seats are standard, but you will still have to pony up extra cash for the PDR.