30 Jul, 2012
Camaro 1LE Laps Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in 2:58.34, Besting Mustang Boss 302 [Video]
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The 2013 road-racing inspired Chevrolet Camaro 1LE, with Camaro engineer Aaron Link behind the wheel, lapped the famed Virginia International Raceway (VIR) Grand Course in 2:58.34 [watch the run on video], a time previously accomplished by only the upper echelon of performance cars. To break a three-minute lap on the four-mile Grand Course is an incredible accomplishment for any car.
The 1LE driven was a production-spec Camaro SS with the 1LE package, modified with only a race seat and roll cage for safety. The 1LE proved to be track-capable, even with temperatures approaching 90 degrees in the early-morning test session.
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