Chevrolet stirred up quite a bit of buzz when it revealed the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE, what the collective industry thought was going to be the sixth-generation Camaro Z/28.
Nope, but it takes the spirit of the fifth-generation Camaro Z/28 as a track car through and through. It also recently became the quickest Camaro ever to lap the Nürburgring. So, Kelley Blue Book took the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE to the track to see what all the fuss was about.
There is indeed a lot to fuss about. KBB says the Camaro ZL1 1LE is incredibly forgiving on the track, despite its harsh appearance and configuration. It’s also noticeably quicker than a 2017 Camaro ZL1—the ZL1 1LE adds some pretty aggressive rubber and extra aerodynamic bits to keep it planted.
Where it does not excel is on the street. Though KBB didn’t putz around local roads, the Multimatic DSSV dampers are tuned for track time, not comfort. A regular ZL1 is certainly going to be the more comfortable cruiser in this case.
Have a look at the video right up above.