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Old 02-24-2017, 04:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation Chevy reveals Camaro ZL1 1LE!!!

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars...1-1le-daytona/

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In stock form, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is an absolute monster on the race track. That's apparently not good enough for Chevy though. That's why the automaker is giving the ZL1 the 1LE treatment to make it even more of a track-ready weapon.

The Camaro ZL1 1LE made its debut today at Daytona International Speedway, just before this weekend's running of the Daytona 500.

The most obvious visual change between this and a standard ZL1 is the addition downforce-generating aerodynamic devices–there's a giant rear wing, and big dive planes at the front. There's also a new, larger front splitter and a larger grille opening to feed air into the engine.

Power comes from the same 6.2-liter LT4 V8 that's in the standard ZL1. That means 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Interestingly, it seems that the ZL1 1LE will only be offered with a six-speed manual–not the new 10-speed auto Chevy has been so excited about lately.

Arguably the most significant change for the ZL1 1LE, though, is with the suspension. Instead of the standard ZL1's Magnetic Ride shocks, the ZL1 1LE gets Multimatic's genius spool-valve dampers. These are the same sort of shocks used to astonishing effect in the old Camaro Z/28. Beyond the dampers, the ZL1 1LE gets additional suspension tweaks to make it stiffer than the standard car.

The ZL1 1LE also gets new 19-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in ultra-wide Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires–305s at the front and 325s at the rear.

All in all, these changes add up to a car that's three seconds faster around GM's proving ground than a standard ZL1.

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Just before the running of the 2017 Daytona 500 Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the new 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE. What is it? In short, a ZL1 with enhanced aero and some cool suspension technology.

As if the new Camaro ZL1 wasn't going to be track-ready enough, the 1LE version cranks things up a few notches with Multimatic DSSV (Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve) suspension featuring monotube adjustable-ride-height front strut dampers, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires (305s up front and 325s in the back), and a 6-speed manual as God intended.

The power still comes from a blown LT4 V-8 with 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, which all dumps right to the rear wheels.

Visually, up front it has larger upper and lower grille openings for more airflow, dive planes, the last-gen Z28's "Flow Tie," an aluminum hood with a carbon fiber insert, and a satin black wrap on the hood and mirrors. Out back, it gets black taillamps, black bow ties, and a carbon fiber wing.

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Over three years of development went into the tires with Goodyear.
The wheels are 19x11-inches up front and 19x12 out back.
That 10-speed automatic transmission Chevy's so excited about? It's not offered.
Dive planes. Need we say more?
This thing is going to be really fast. In fact, it's 3 seconds quicker around GM's 2.9-mile Milford road course than the regular ZL1.
It's 60 pounds lighter than the base ZL1, thanks in part to a lighter rear seat and the DSSV dampers instead of the Magnetic Ride suspension.
If you thought the ZL1 was a monster, well, apparently the ZL1 1LE is what it turns into when it gets angry.

Like it is on the SS and V-6 Camaros, the 1LE will be an option package for the ZL1. If you want the ultimate track-weapon Camaro, you'll have to order it.
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:24 PM   #2
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OMG I want!!
I WILL be buying those 19" wheels at the very least if they are a decent price.
Shocked at no carbon ceramic brakes
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:25 PM   #3
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Hmm. Ok. I like. Where are the CCBS?
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:27 PM   #4
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It's a Dingledarm. It's there to dampen side fumbling. If your marzelvanes fumble too much they can cause total protonic reversal. It gets ugly from there. This is really the biggest problem with the new Camaro. That and the tri-pronged blivot.

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Old 02-24-2017, 04:27 PM   #5
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Just before the running of the 2017 Daytona 500 Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the new 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE. What is it? In short, a ZL1 with enhanced aero and some cool suspension technology.

As if the new Camaro ZL1 wasn't going to be track-ready enough, the 1LE version cranks things up a few notches with Multimatic DSSV (Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve) suspension featuring monotube adjustable-ride-height front strut dampers, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires (305s up front and 325s in the back), and a 6-speed manual as God intended.

The power still comes from a blown LT4 V-8 with 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, which all dumps right to the rear wheels.

Visually, up front it has larger upper and lower grille openings for more airflow, dive planes, the last-gen Z28's "Flow Tie," an aluminum hood with a carbon fiber insert, and a satin black wrap on the hood and mirrors. Out back, it gets black taillamps, black bow ties, and a carbon fiber wing.

Other fun notes:
  • Over three years of development went into the tires with Goodyear.
  • The wheels are 19x11-inches up front and 19x12 out back.
  • That 10-speed automatic transmission Chevy's so excited about? It's not offered.
  • Dive planes. Need we say more?
  • This thing is going to be really fast. In fact, it's 3 seconds quicker around GM's 2.9-mile Milford road course than the regular ZL1.
  • It's 60 pounds lighter than the base ZL1, thanks in part to a lighter rear seat and the DSSV dampers instead of the Magnetic Ride suspension.
  • If you thought the ZL1 was a monster, well, apparently the ZL1 1LE is what it turns into when it gets angry.

Like it is on the SS and V-6 Camaros, the 1LE will be an option package for the ZL1. If you want the ultimate track-weapon Camaro, you'll have to order it.
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:29 PM   #6
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OMG I want!!
I WILL be buying those 19" wheels at the very least if they are a decent price.
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Hmm. Ok. I like. Where are the CCBS?
That aero will help slow it down...my guess is they still figured they didn't need them.

Also - cost...this stuff looks like you could probably buy it on a ZL1 for 5-6k.
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Interesting. I guess that solves the mystery of the 'thing with a wing'
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:31 PM   #8
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:32 PM   #9
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Need to see more side profile pics, liking the Rims better. Also looks like the front wheel gap maybe a tad smaller, perhaps its me hoping... Liking what I see.

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What in the hell are they going to do for the Z/28..........I can only imagine that monster!!
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On a separate note, anyone want to buy a 2016 Camaro 2SS and a 2016 Chevy SS Sedan? I really might consider selling them both for this car.
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At least it will be easier to clean the water drops under the rear spoiler.
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Old 02-24-2017, 04:35 PM   #13
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What in the hell are they going to do for the Z/28..........I can only imagine that monster!!
If.......I would wager saying very much "if" at this point.
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I know the front fenders are wider on the ZL1 but did they have to flare out the 1/4 panels to get those wheels/tires to fit? I doubt it if it's just an option package for the ZL1 but that is a lot of rubber!
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