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The Camaro ZL1 already offers incredible performance out of the box. You can get it as a coupe or as a convertible. For those who want the ZL1 specifically for track dominance, the coupe with the new 1LE option will be the best performance choice.
Why? The revised aerodynamics alone help the car stick to the road. We're talking an additional 300 pounds of downforce. This will increase drag of course but the point is making up time in the turns.
You also have new wheels and rubber. Very sticky Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires (in a new ZL1 1LE specific compound) are included in a whopping 305mm width up front and 325mm in back.
Is there any downside to the 1LE option? Well, it is manual transmission only although the gear ratios are revised for the roadcourse. That means this car is all about driver interaction on the track. If you consider yourself a driver and don't care about the straightline as much as you do the experience then this is the enthusiast package.
Anything else? Yes, weight is dropped by 60 pounds and the spring rates are adjusted.
As far as performance Chevy claims a 3 second increase on their test track over the standard ZL1. If previous test results are anything to go by that means the ZL1 1LE has nothing to fear from just about anyone. Certainly not from any car in its price range.
Incredible work from Chevrolet making their beast even better.