Motor Trend’s Ignition series is back after the holiday break, and the beard of host Carlos Lago is out of control. It’s probably even hairier than the driving nature of the Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE, which Lago describes as the most balanced Camaro yet.
More so, MT’s professional driving regular Randy Pobst says on camera that the 1LE is the best handling Camaro to buy. An impressive feat, considering how well the mighty ZL1 takes to the track, and favorite backroads. But that’s where the 1LE get’s some of its best traits from, including the wheels, tires, dual-mode exhaust, and suspension (sans the magnetic shocks). And with a more manageable 426 horsepower instead of 580, the 1LE is more approachable than the ZL1, as well.