Trucks and crossovers are front and center at the Chicago Auto Show but that hasn't stopped Chevrolet from unveiling the new 1LE package for the 2017 Camaro.
Designed to give customers a track-quality car at an affordable price, the entry-level Camaro 1LE features a satin black hood, a front splitter, a revised grille, and a unique three-piece rear spoiler. The package also includes 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires that are backed up by a Brembo braking system.
Bigger changes occur underneath the skin as the car has been equipped with a limited-slip differential and a track cooling package that includes oil, differential, and transmission coolers. The car also has a number of FE3 suspension components - including dampers and stabilizer bars - sourced from the Camaro SS.
Power is provided by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 335 horsepower. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission with a suede-wrapped shorter-throw shifter.
The 1LE package for Camaro SS goes one step further as it includes a magnetic ride control system, a new FE4 suspension, and an electronic limited slip differential. The model also has Recaro front seats, beefier Brembo brakes, and 20-inch forged aluminum wheels with unique Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires.
A 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine resides under the hood and produces 455 hp. It is connected exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission.
The 2017 Camaro 1LE will go on sale later this year and pricing will be announced closer to launch.