2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE


2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE

2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE

The 1LE package is offered on 1SS and 2SS coupe models with an exclusive Tremec TR6060-MM6 six-speed manual transmission. Paired with a numerically higher 3.91 final-drive ratio, the close-ratio gearing of the transmission is tuned for road-racing performance. As with the ZL1, the 1LE transmission features a standard air-to-liquid cooling system for track use.

The 1LE also features exclusive, monotube rear dampers instead of the twin-tube dampers on SS models. The new hardware allowed engineers to tune the 1LE suspension to focus on optimal body-motion control while preserving much of the ride quality and wheel-motion control of the Camaro SS.

Other changes to optimize the 1LE for track-day use include:

*Larger, 27-mm solid front stabilizer bar, and 28-mm 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 x 10-inch front and 20 x 10-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
*ZL1 high-capacity fuel pump and additional fuel pickups for improved fuel delivery during high-load cornering.

Visually, the 1LE package is distinguished by its matte black hood, front splitter and rear spoiler – as well as the 10-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.

In anticipation of consumers entering the 1LE in amateur-racing events, Chevrolet is pursuing SCCA approval of the 1LE package for Touring Class competition.

The Camaro 1LE package was introduced in 1988, inspired by Camaro’s involvement in Pro-Am road racing.

Story by Carfolio.com

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Oshawa, Ontario, Other
body stylist Sangyup Lee
price $ $ 37,035
engine Chevrolet LS3 V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Coil On Plug
block material Cast Aluminum
valvetrain OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed MPFI (Multi-Point Fuel Injection)
displacement 6162 cc / 376.03 in³
bore 103.25 mm / 4.1 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.6 in
compression 10.7:1
power 317.7 kw / 426 bhp @ 5900 rpm
specific output 69.13 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 243.15 bhp per tonne
torque 569.4 nm / 420 ft lbs @ 4600 rpm
redline 6600
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
wheel type 5-Spoke Cast Alloy
front tires 285/35ZR20 Goodyear Eagle Supercar G:2
rear tires 285/35ZR20 Goodyear Eagle Supercar G:2
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Brembo Calipers, ABS
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Brembo Calipers, ABS
front wheels F 50.8 x 25.4 cm / 20 x 10 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 25.4 cm / 20 x 10 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Hydraulic Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Anti-Roll Bar, Coil Springs,
r suspension Multi-Link w/Anti-Roll Bar, Coil Springs,
curb weight 1752 kg / 3860 lbs
weight distro 52 % / 48 %
wheelbase 2852 mm / 112.3 in
front track 1618 mm / 63.7 in
rear track 1618 mm / 63.7 in
length 4836 mm / 190.4 in
width 1918 mm / 75.5 in
height 1377 mm / 54.2 in
transmission Tremec TR6060-MM6 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.074:1, 0.50:1
final drive 3.91:1
top speed ~249.40 kph / 155 mph