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
|type||Series Production Car|
|built at||Oshawa, Ontario, Other|
|body stylist||Sangyup Lee|
|price $||$ 37,035|
|engine||Chevrolet LS3 V8|
|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|
|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|
|body / frame||Unitary Steel Monocoque|
|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|
|top speed||~249.40 kph / 155 mph|