2013 Chevy Camaro 1LE features road-racing inspired performance package

2013 Chevy Camaro 1LE package screams road-racing inspired performance

The road-racing inspired Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2013 with unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires; not to mention 426 horsepower.

Think 2013 Camaro 1LE with 426-hp, 1g cornering, and all under $40,000. If that doesn’t get your heart racing, then perhaps you need reprogramming.

Fact is, the lengthy GM news release says the road-racing inspired Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2013 with unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires that makes the model capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration. It will it start under $40,000, making the Camaro 1LE one of the most affordable, most capable track-day cars offered by any manufacturer.

“The Camaro 1LE combines the best elements of the SS and ZL1 to take road-racing performance to a whole new level,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “That the 1LE breaks the three-minute lap at VIR (Virginia International Raceway) puts it in the upper echelon of performance cars. That it starts under $40,000 makes the Camaro 1LE one of the most affordable, most capable track-day cars offered by any manufacturer.”

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

For 2013, all Camaro SS models including the 1LE will feature standard variable-effort electric power steering and an available dual-mode exhaust system. Both features were introduced on the ZL1. Additionally, 2013 Camaro LT, SS and ZL1 models are available with Chevrolet’s color touch radio with MyLink infotainment system.

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