Tuesday, May 28, 2013

F1Outsider's new ride

Give us the details, man.


F1Outsider said...


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.

Maxichamp said...

@F1O: Those tires sound expensive.

F1Outsider said...

They are. They run about $380.00 each on tirerack.com.

Once I need to replace I'll buy a more pedestrian tire that lasts longer.

Edvin said...

Congrats! Looks really mean and sounds like it's fun to drive too. I'd be very tempted to track it. Is that vinyl wrap on the hood?