The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE has laid down blistering track times and amazing performance for any track day. This is a classic performance car honed to track-ready perfection, and amazingly you can get the whole package for just over $70,000. The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE combines two high-powered, iconic Chevrolet badges, and it’s ready to take that heritage and run with it.
The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE gets its power from the supercharged 6.2L V8 engine. It puts down 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, and its aggressive design lets it put down power for record-breaking speed. The genuine carbon-fiber wing was designed in a Formula 1 wind tunnel, and at 150 mph it produces 300 lbs of force. The front end has a new splitter and dive planes for aerodynamics, and it also takes in 106 cubic feet of air per minute more than the regular ZL1. The new Eagle F1 Supercar 3R Goodyear tires are the widest tires ever fitted to a Camaro, and they’re good for 1.10 g’s of lateral acceleration. Forged-aluminum wheels come standard on the ZL1 1LE, one inch smaller in diameter than the regular ZL1. The smaller wheels and wider tires save 13 lbs of rotating inertia and unsprung mass compared to the basic ZL1.
A large part of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE’s performance is due to the Multimatic aluminum-bodied spool-valve dampers. The four aluminum-bodied dampers all together are 23 lbs lighter than the steel-bodied dampers on 2014 and 2015 Z/28s. They also offer incredible variability, which lets Camaro owners fine-tune their machines to their home track and their own preferences. The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE grips through the corners without giving you understeer or hysterics — it feels exceptionally stable braking in the corners. When you leave the corner, it puts down the power again for quick acceleration.
The 1LE makes the ZL1 a track-ready weapon, although the modifications mean you lose some ride comfort on the street. As with any sports car, you’ll want to avoid those potholes on your street. However, the 1LE package is an additive option, not a stripped-down version. The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE includes all the features of the ZL1, like heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, and an eight-inch infotainment system and driver head-up display. You can option on Chevrolet’s Performance Data Recorder to record your track runs and give you information. The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE also offers an available navigation system and carbon-fiber interior trim.
The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE will only be available with a six-speed manual transmission. It has a shorter sixth gear than the standard ZL1’s transmission, but otherwise it’s a familiar transmission. The shorter ratio in sixth may only come out at a few tracks, but it’s one of the reasons the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE completed a lap around the Nurburgring 13 seconds faster than the current ZL1. Put all of this performance together, and the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE goes from zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds and finishes a quarter mile in 11.4 seconds. If you have the space, you can push it up to 190 mph. With the spectacular 1LE package equipped, this Camaro package has a price tag of $71,295.
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Coming Soon to Forest Lake, MN
If you’re interested in a classic performance vehicle like a Camaro, come visit us in Forest Lake, MN. Our sales team is super friendly and can answer any questions you have about the Chevrolet Camaro! If you find one you love through our dealership, you’ll drive away with an added Lifetime Powertrain Warranty for free. We’ll help you protect your car and keep it ready for a day at the track! You can browse our inventory online, and give us a call if you have any questions about a specific model. We’re located near North Branch, Roseville, and White Bear Lake, so come see us soon!
Source: Car and Driver
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