Chevrolet surprised everyone with an all-new Camaro variant a day ahead of the Daytona 500 yesterday. No, it wasn’t the 2018 Camaro Z/28, but it’s pretty darn close to being one.
The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE was revealed with extra gear to further breed the track pedigree of the sixth-generation Camaro. And we say it’s close to a Z/28 because it uses identical suspension technology to pull off its agility.
The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE takes the DSSV spool-valve dampers found on the fifth-generation Camaro Z/28 and puts them to good use. Along with the widest front tires ever fitted to a factory Camaro, 305s at the front and 325s at the rear, the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE was able to clock a time three seconds faster than the standard Camaro ZL1 at GM’s proving grounds. The Camaro team is really outdoing themselves as of late.
So, get to know the Camaro ZL1 1LE in the video up above. We eagerly await additional information the track day beast ourselves.