If there was a shocking vehicle at this year’s Car and Driver Lightning Lap, it would be the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro V6 LT 1LE. We knew the track package added to the more mundane 3.6-liter LGX V6 engine would be quick, but the results don’t lie: this is not a vehicle to joke about.
If you happen to encounter a Ford Focus RS on a road course, know you could possibly, maybe potentially be quicker. Per the 2016 Lightning Lap, the Camaro V6 1LE is just one tenth slower than the boosted hot hatch from Ford.
If you want to make all your Hellcat friends feel sad, the V6 1LE is also only four tenths slower around Virgina International Raceway.
So, what did the Camaro V6 1LE out-track? Two contenders: the Lexus GS-F and Audi TTS. Not bad from just a V6.