Wednesday, May 29, 2013

F1Outsider's Camaro 1LE

More pics. Scroll to the bottom for F1O's description of the car.

So it's a 2013 Camaro SS with the RS package + the 1le package. The RS package adds xenon headlights and some painted trim.

The 1le package is a handling package that makes it a more neutral handling car as opposed to the regular SS which understeers heavily.

It's different from the SS with the following items:

Monotube rear dampers instead of the twin-tube dampers on SS models.

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 11-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-cornering

The 1le package is Chevy's answer to the Mustang Boss 302. I'm not sure if I'll be tracking it but it has bested the Boss 302 Laguna Seca at most tracks. I won't be beating any mustangs light-to-light though.

My favorite thing so far apart from how it looks is the dual mode exhaust which will idle quietly but will open up little flaps after 20-25% throttle and really wake the neighbors.

I'll post an update after 30 days.

Addendum: The hood is a vinyl wrap with a matte finish. The wheels are painted matte I believe. They're the same wheels as the ZL1 Camaro.

The retro gauges are pretty cool but actually hard to read as the AC controls get in the way. It's more of a styling statement anyways.

1 comment:

steve-vh said...

Shout out from a 4th gen COPO owner!! (White like my Hummer)
and yet I have still to drive a 5th gen.