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2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

Chevrolet has established a new performance benchmark with the introduction of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE — the most track-capable Camaro ever.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE 2018
Taking the track-focused 1LE formula to an unprecedented level, the Chevrolet ZL1 1LE incorporates racing-based suspension and aero technologies, as well as exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R summer-only tires, in an extreme track performance package.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE 2018
In preliminary testing, the new Chevrolet ZL1 1LE 2018 was 3 seconds faster than the standard ZL1 Coupe around General Motors 2.9-mile, 18-turn Milford Road Course test track.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE 2018
The improved track performance is driven by four key elements:

- Aerodynamics: New aero features including a carbon fiber rear wing, specific air deflectors and dive planes on the front fascia produce grip-generating downforce to help the car stick harder and drive faster in turns.

- Adjustable suspension: The Chevrolet ZL1 1LE features racing-derived, lightweight Multimatic Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers front and rear for exceptional wheel and vehicle control. The front-end ride height is adjustable with the front dampers, which are used with all-new, adjustable camber plates. The rear stabilizer bar also offers three-way adjustability. All of the components are designed for quick changes at the track for optimal performance and a quick return to street settings when the track day ends.

- Wheels and tires: New, lightweight forged aluminum wheels are an inch wider but an inch smaller in diameter, front and rear, than standard Chevrolet ZL1 wheels and are used with new Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires that deliver max lateral grip of 1.10g. Developed exclusively for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, the 3R tires are designed to warm up faster to help maintain more consistent grip and speed, lap after lap. The overall footprint grows approximately 10 percent over the Chevrolet ZL1, but the wheel-and-tire package weighs about 1.5 pounds (3.3 kilograms) less per corner.

- Lighter weight: The lighter wheels and dampers, along with reduced thickness rear glass and a fixed-back rear seat, contribute to an approximately 60-pound (27 kilograms) lower curb weight than a standard Chevrolet ZL1 Coupe.

The power behind the Chevrolet ZL1 1LE is the 650-horsepower, supercharged LT4 engine backed by a six-speed manual transmission featuring Active Rev Match. Brembo brakes, including red calipers with the 1LE logo, are also included. Additional standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, Bose premium audio system, heated/ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel.

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