The Chicago Auto Show kicks off later this week and a new report is indicating Chevrolet will use the event to introduce the Camaro 1LE.

Little is known about the car but it is expected to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor and be based on the Camaro SS.  That's not much to go on but Automotive News is reporting the car will be equipped with a retuned suspension and "several body updates."

The model is designed to appeal to track-day enthusiasts and the last-generation Camaro 1LE featured a matte black hood, a front splitter, and 20-inch alloy wheels with Goodyear Eagle Supercar G:2 tires.  The model also had a modestly revised interior with a flat-bottomed steering wheel and a short-throw shifter trimmed in a sueded-microfiber material.

Bigger changes occurred beneath the skin as the car was equipped with a sport-tuned suspension that had larger stabilizer bars and unique monotube rear dampers.  The Camaro 1LE also had a strut tower brace, a high-capacity fuel pump, and an exclusive six-speed manual transmission with an air-to-liquid cooling system and a 3.91 final-drive ratio.

Chevrolet hasn't had much to say about the new model but hopefully it will still cost less than $40,000.

Source: Automotive News

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