Chevrolet teased us, but it has provided the goods: the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is now the quickest vehicle to wear the Camaro name ever.
“With chassis adjustability unlike any vehicle in its peer group, the Camaro ZL1 1LE challenges supercars from around the world regardless of cost, configuration or propulsion system,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “To make up more than a second per mile on the Nordschleife compared to the ZL1 automatic is a dramatic improvement and speaks to the 1LE’s enhanced track features.”
The Camaro ZL1 1LE ran the time with a factory setup and production tires—no tricks, nothing. In the process, the Camaro ZL1 1LE has become quicker than some serious sports cars including the Ferrari 488 GTB, Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
The 1LE package for the Camaro ZL1 adds aggressive aerodynamic bits and a set of Multimatic DSSV dampers borrowed from the fifth-generation Camaro Z/28. Its performance prowess may be added to any Camaro ZL1 with the optional A1Z order code for a total price of $69,995.
The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE goes on sale this summer and it will arrive at dealers with some serious bragging rights.