I am kind of glad GM didn't run the 1LE at the ring because let's be honest, we would not be paying $3,500 for this package if they spent the funds to take it over there, develop it, modify it etc. The car would've been very fast there and faster than many $100k+ cars, the marketing guys would've been all over this and increased the price.
Again, the only open question I have is the top speed on the 1LE considering that the ring has many fast sections. Maybe the SS did 8:20 due to the fact that it was just bouncing around 150...... is there a video of the SS running at the ring?
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