It’s that time of the year again: Motor Trend is currently conducting testing to figure out its Best Driver’s Car for 2016.
Last year, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT walked away with the bragging rights. Rightfully so, too, as it is a sublime machine. However, the publication chose the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro as its 2016 Car of the Year, and the bowtie brand supplied fresh ammo for Best Driver’s Car.
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE is on hand with Motor Trend and company to see what the latest variant of Alpha-based Camaro is capable of. Jonny Lieberman also let it slide that the 2017 Camaro 1LE has already performed its hot lap at Laguna Seca with star driver, Randy Pobst, at the wheel.
MT previously clocked a 1:37.82 with the fifth-generation Camaro Z/28, but Lieberman alluded to the 2017 1LE’s time matching, or shaving seconds off the Z/28’s. We’ve iterated it before, but that’s an incredible feat after digesting the 1LE is really only an SS on steroids.
This news keeps us eager to see what the Camaro team has up their sleeves for a sixth-generation, 2018 Z/28.