2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Changes
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE well quite simply it’s the most powerful camaro that has ever been released by Chevy. Comes with a 6.2 liter supercharged lt4 v8 and it produces 650 horsepower and 650 pound feet of torque to put that in perspective the current SS makes 455 horsepower so this is a good 200 horsepower above the regular SS now.
one thing to keep in mind is that we’ve known about the new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for quite some time but the car wasn’t released until the end of 2016 so there’s not a lot of them on the roads right now and to make matters even worse a lot of the people that ordered the car last year are still waiting on it hopefully it won’t be long until they start showing up at the dealership so like I said before the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE was announced last year and was released late last year it’s an amazing car and I’m sure the people that ordered it are going to love it but Chevy has been holding a secret from us this whole time on February 24 2017 Chevy announced the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE the car was revealed at the Daytona International Speedway.
it’s a great looking car but how is it different than the regular zl1 well first off the one le comes with an extreme track package the package allows the car to handle even better on the racetrack the stock to 85 with tires have been replaced with 305 s in the front and 325 s in the rear as a matter of fact Chevy says that these are the widest tires to ever appear on a factory Camaro.
the next big change is the race-inspired splitter and dies clean the new splitter and die planes weren’t available on the previous VL one and let me be the first to say they look excellent on this new model it makes the car look even more aggressive but obviously these changes were made not for looks these new pieces work together to give the car more downforce which results in better traction.
but they didn’t stop there they also added a carbon-fiber rear wing which will help to create even more downforce another thing about the one le is that it will only be equipped with a 6-speed manual so for those of you wanting to ten speed automatic you’re going to have to get the regular VL one the same thing was done when Chevy released the z28 it was only available in the manual . this was never a z28 this car was simply the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE in camouflage so you may be wondering why doesn’t Chevy just call this car the z28 well the reason is z28 of the past have always been naturally aspirated and the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is equipped with a supercharged v8 engine.
even though it’s a track worthy car it can’t be deemed a z28 to further put the nail in the coffin Chevy told us to consider the zl1 1LE as a successor of the z28 now this doesn’t mean that there will never be another z28 it just means that the zl1 1LE is the best.
they have to offer right now and to be honest I don’t have a problem with that although I’m usually more impressed with a naturally aspirated car I’m even more impressed that we have a Camaro with a supercharged v8 that can handle incredibly well on the track.
Although pricing for the one le package hasn’t been announced yet people are guessing it’s going to be around 10 grand that would put the CEO on one le around 70 to 80 thousand dollars now will that be worth it to people I would say.
so I mean if you’re going to spend that much money on a sports car you’d be better off to spend the extra 10 grand because every time you run into another car enthusiast they’re going to say is it the one le and you’re going to say no now I’m not putting down the zl1 I’m just saying if I was in the position to buy one of these cars.
I would want to get the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE not only is there an improvement in the look it’s also faster than the regular zl1 after being tested at GM proving ground the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE was a whole 3 second faster than the regular zl1 that may not sound like a lot but believe me it’s a big difference now in the defense of the regular zl1 there’s nothing stopping owners from making changes to it to make it more track worthy like the one le I mean both cars are powered by the same supercharged v8.
with a few modifications here and there who knows maybe someone could make a zl1 that could stand up to the wanna leave it’s going to be really neat to see these cars in person and I’m sure they’re going to be a thrill to drive.