The 1LE package for the Chevy Camaro SS brings a host of track-focused performance upgrades to the sports car, from beefed-up suspension to sticky Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, Brembo brakes and a dual-mode exhaust. Despite sharing a Zeta platform and other key components with the previous iteration of the sports coupe, this performance package was never offered on the short-lived Chevy SS sedan – but now a digital rendering artist has used his skills to show us what a 1LE-equipped SS may have looked like if GM did offer a track-focused four-door.
This rendering takes some styling cues from the sixth-generation, Alpha platform Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE and transfers them over to the SS body. For example, the grille, front splitter and dive planes all appear to have been pulled from a sixth-gen Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE, while the rear wing is a modified version of the ZL1 1LE’s with an added center stabilizer post. Large quad-tip exhausts have also been worked into the lower rear fascia, signalling the presence of what may be an upgraded version of the SS sedan’s 6.2L LS3 V8. A set of ZL1 1LE wheels and tires and a carbon fiber hood with an integrated central vent complete the package.
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While a package like this may seem over the top for a sedan, GM has offered much more extreme versions of its rear-wheel-drive, Zeta platform sports sedan in Australia and the United Kingdom before. The Holden Commodore HSV GTSR W1, for example, packed a supercharged 6.2L LS9 V8 under the hood producing 635 horsepower and 601 pound-feet of torque. It paired the supercharged V8 with other go-fast components, too, like large alloy wheels with low profile performance tires, huge ventilated brake discs with upgraded calipers and unique exterior styling. Vauxhall once offered its own supercharged, Zeta platform vehicles through its VXR arm, as well.
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