If you were hoping for a repeat of the bonkers bargain that was the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro 1LE with the 2017 Camaro 1LE, it’s not the case this time around.
Remember, the previous-generation Camaro 1LE added just $3,500 to the sticker price of a Camaro SS, which granted access to Camaro ZL1 hardware and sticky, sticky tires. Even chief Camaro engineer Al Oppenheiser stated it may have been a little too much bang-for-your-buck.
This time around, a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE will tack on $6,500 to the MSRP of a Camaro 1SS. With 2017 MSRP prices, that pins the 2017 Camaro SS 1LE at $44,400 before all the taxes, and title fees are tallied up. It’s a stark contrast to the $37,900 price tag of the 2015 Camaro 1LE, but there’s arguably greater performance to be had.
The $6,500 adds a track cooling package, larger Brembo brakes (seven percent larger than those found on the Camaro SS), FE4 suspension system with Magnetic Ride Control, with specific tuning for the Magnetic Ride dampers, springs and stabilizer bars and more.
More importantly, there are Goodyear Eagle F1 tires at each corner, developed specifically for the sixth-generation Camaro. But, most importantly? The price undercuts the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 by more than $10,000, and it matches or beats the GT350 in performance.
If the 2017 Camaro SS 1LE is too rich for your blood, the LT 1LE does offer hopped up performance on an even lesser budget. For just $4,500, the 2017 Camaro LT 1LE will have no issues pulling nearly 1 g of grip.
So, is the price right? That’s for you to vote on below and discuss in the comment section.