When Chevrolet first introduced the world to the 2013 Camaro SS with the 1LE package, it was expected that enthusiasts and racing teams would enter it into competitions. It certainly didn’t take long for a team to begin preparing one for the track.
With just a few modifications, the Camaro 1LE is eligible for SCCA T2 competition. With Todd Napieralski and Total Performance Racing and their #39 GTS Camaro 1LE being the first what what’s expected to be several 1LE race cars.
Specifically, the 1LE package offers several bits from the mighty ZL1, such as a Tremec TR6060-MM6 six-speed transmission with air-to-liquid cooling system, 3.91 final drive ratio, a ZL1 high-capacity fuel pump and pickups, and a reinforced suspension system with monotube rear dampers, large front and rear stabilizer bars, and ZL1 mounts, links and bearings.
Just as important are the 1LE’s 20-inch aluminum wheels and sticky Goodyear Eagle Supercar G:2 tires borrowed from the ZL1, which altogether allow the road-racing Camaro to corner at up to 1.02Gs of force.
Napieralski states that a bit more testing needs to be done before the Total Performance Racing #33 1LE Camaro is completely prepped for SCCA T2 competition, but still good enough to post a qualifying lap time faster than the current T2 track record at the Pittsburg International Race Complex.