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Old 03-27-2012, 11:22 AM   #276
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Its stupid to offer only a manual transmission,when the zr1 offers an automatic

Autos don't serve a driver well when running through a road course. I'd say even with paddle shifters it's not engineered to constantly row through gears at high RPMS, downshifting through corners, upshifting on the straights, and using the engine for braking.

The 6060 going into the 1LE is purpose built for constant up and down shifting at high revs and hot temps.

You try that on any automatic except for maybe a purpose built dual clutch F1 style transmission, and you're going to cook the fluid.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:24 AM   #277
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Yeah, I'm gonna make it happen. I don't care how much it costs. It's way better than the aftermarket kits I've seen.

Definitely want to see it in action first, but so far Im on board with this as well
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:25 AM   #278
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Ugh this is why I hate buying with the first 2 years of a new model. All the cool stuff comes out and what should have been in the original model.

Maybe so...... But, we've had 2-3 years to mod....
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #279
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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

2013 Camaro 1LE: 426-hp, 1g cornering, under $40,000
�� 1LE features Camaro ZL1-inspired chassis and suspension enhancements
�� 2013 Camaro LT, SS and ZL1 models available with MyLink infotainment system


DETROIT – The road-racing inspired Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2013 with
unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires that makes the model capable of more than 1 g of
lateral acceleration and a sub-three minute lap time at Virginia International Raceway’s Grand
Course. It is offered on Camaro SS coupes with manual transmissions.

“The Camaro 1LE combines the best elements of the SS and ZL1 to take road-racing
performance to a whole new level,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “That the 1LE
breaks the three-minute lap at VIR puts it in the upper echelon of performance cars. That it
starts under $40,000 makes the Camaro 1LE one of the most affordable, most capable trackday
cars offered by any manufacturer.”

In anticipation of consumers entering the 1LE in amateur-racing events, Chevrolet is pursuing
SCCA approval of the 1LE package for Touring Class competition.

For 2013, all Camaro SS models including the 1LE will feature standard variable-effort electric
power steering and an available dual-mode exhaust system. Both features were introduced on
the ZL1. Additionally, 2013 Camaro LT, SS and ZL1 models are available with Chevrolet’s color
touch radio with MyLink infotainment system.

“With the 2013 model year, Camaro offers something for almost every driver, including: the 323-
horsepower, 30-mpg 2LS; the all-new, 580-horsepower supercharged ZL1 convertible; the
COPO Camaro for drag-racing; and the new 1LE for amateur track days,” said John Fitzpatrick,
Camaro marketing manager. “We expect the range of choices, and enhancements for 2013, will
help Camaro remain America’s most-popular sports car.”

Camaro sales were up nearly 20 percent for the first two months of the year, building on an 8.5-
percent gain for all of 2011. The 1LE package goes on sale this fall with the 2013 Camaro line.
Pricing will be released later this year.

A heritage of handling
The Camaro 1LE package was introduced in 1988, inspired by Camaro’s involvement in Pro-Am
road racing.

For 2013, the 1LE package is offered only on 1SS and 2SS coupe models, featuring a 6.2L LS3
V-8, which is rated at 426 horsepower (318 kW) and 420 lb-ft of torque (569 Nm). In addition,
1LE is only available with a six-speed manual transmission.

While the Camaro SS features a Tremec TR6060-M10 for all-around performance, the Camaro
1LE features an exclusive Tremec TR6060-MM6. Paired with a numerically higher 3.91 finaldrive
ratio, the close-ratio gearing of the transmission is tuned for road-racing performance. As
with the ZL1, the 1LE transmission features a standard air-to-liquid cooling system for track use.
The 1LE also features exclusive, monotube rear dampers instead of the twin-tube dampers on
SS models. The new hardware allowed engineers to tune the 1LE suspension to focus on
optimal body-motion control while preserving much of the ride quality and wheel-motion control
of the Camaro SS.

Other changes to optimize the 1LE for track-day use include:

�� Larger, 27-mm solid front stabilizer bar, and 28-mm solid rear stabilizer bar for improved
body control

�� Higher-capacity rear-axle half shafts to cope with increased levels of traction

�� Strut tower brace for improved steering feel and response

�� ZL1-based 20 x 10-inch front and 20 x 11-inch aluminum wheels

�� 285/35ZR20 Goodyear Eagle Supercar G:2 tires front and rear (identical to the front tires
for ZL1)

�� ZL1 wheel bearings, toe links and rear shock mounts for improved on-track performance

�� ZL1 high-capacity fuel pump and additional fuel pickups for improved fuel delivery during
high-cornering

Visually, the 1LE package for 2013 is distinguished by its matte-black hood, front splitter and
rear spoiler – as well as the 10-spoke ZL1-based wheels, which are finished in black. The
functional front splitter and rear spoiler contribute to the car’s on-track performance by helping
to reduce aerodynamic lift at high speeds.

Inside, the 1LE package incorporates the ZL1’s flat-bottom steering wheel, trimmed in suededmicrofiber
and designed for easier heel-and-toe driving on the racetrack. The quick-acting,
short-throw shifter from the ZL1 is also trimmed in sueded microfiber.


Electric power steering and dual-mode exhaust bring ZL1 technology to SS models

All 2013 Camaro SS models, including the 1LE, will benefit from performance technologies that
debuted on the 580-horsepower Camaro ZL1.

The improvements began in 2012, when all SS Coupes incorporated the ZL1-derived chassis
element: Stabilizer bars with drop links repositioned outboard of the control arms. This made the
stabilizer bars four times more effective than in previous models, for improved control of body
roll and crisper response to steering input.

New for 2013, the electric power steering system developed for the ZL1 will be standard on all
2013 SS models. The variable ratio, variable effort system provides light efforts for easy
maneuverability at parking-lot speeds as well as increased resistance at higher speeds. This
provides more feedback, and a more direct steering feel, to the driver.

Also new for 2013 is an available dual-mode exhaust system, available on Camaro SS models
with the LS3 V8 engine and six-speed manual transmissions. Similar to the systems found on
the ZL1 and Corvette models, this vacuum-actuated system provides a quieter driving
experience at low engine speeds and a more aggressive sound at high engine speeds
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MyLink connects you

Chevrolet’s color touch radio with MyLink infotainment is available on all 2013 Camaro LT, SS
and ZL1 models. The color touch radio, with a 7-inch touch screen, also can be paired with an
available in-dash GPS navigation system – a first for the Camaro.

The color touch radio with MyLink gives customers a higher level of in-vehicle wireless
connectivity and customized infotainment options, while building on the safety and security of
OnStar. It seamlessly integrates online services such as Pandora® internet radio and Stitcher
SmartRadio® using hands-free voice and touch-screen controls via Bluetooth-enabled phones.
MyLink adds stereo audio streaming and wireless control of smartphones, building on the voiceactivated
Bluetooth hands-free calling capability already offered in most Chevy vehicles. The
high-resolution, full-color touch screen display makes media selection easy to navigate.

MyLink also retains all the capabilities of today’s entertainment functions, including
AM/FM/Sirius XM tuners, auxiliary and USB inputs.


Under 40k? God damn it I should have waited...ugh...

All good, still love my Camaro!
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:30 AM   #280
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It should come with MRC
But most importantly, cool to see all the parts we can retrofit onto our cars. The nav is sweet, hope its good
But most importantly, that rear diffuser!
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #281
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Point taken, shutting up now.

no need to shut up!

This is a great time for being a Camaro Enthusiast. Trust me, this car is going to surprise people - just as the initial 5th gens did - and the ZL1 -
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:36 AM   #282
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:38 AM   #283
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Yeah, I'm gonna make it happen. I don't care how much it costs. It's way better than the aftermarket kits I've seen.
I'm with you on this one! I will figure out a way to get it integrated into my ZL1!!
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #284
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Man, i want that radio. Looks so much better than those metra kits.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #285
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If it only comes in a manual that would leave me out, hopefully not. If it is only a manual (and this release would likely mean no 5th Gen Z28) my focus will turn back to getting an SS. Going to see what happens regarding the transmission but looks like a 2013 SS might be in my future as my dream of a 5th Gen Z28 is probably gone!

Manual only.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:41 AM   #286
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It should come with MRC
But most importantly, cool to see all the parts we can retrofit onto our cars. The nav is sweet, hope its good
But most importantly, that rear diffuser!

I disagree. If you want to keep the price down to compete with the Boss LS, you can't expect expensive tech from a 55k car in a 40k car.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #287
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And too many people assume they have the driving skills to take advantage of the maximum performance ability of a car; 98% of drivers simply don't. This is going to be a fantastic driver's car... period!

What colors are going to be offered? Any special 1LE-only colors?
I think I've seen this "color" thread before!

tho the subject remains "hot"
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #288
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Manual only.
Yea, oh well cannot make everyone happy. No biggie, this just means an SS in my future!
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:43 AM   #289
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Autos don't serve a driver well when running through a road course. I'd say even with paddle shifters it's not engineered to constantly row through gears at high RPMS, downshifting through corners, upshifting on the straights, and using the engine for braking.

The 6060 going into the 1LE is purpose built for constant up and down shifting at high revs and hot temps.

You try that on any automatic except for maybe a purpose built dual clutch F1 style transmission, and you're going to cook the fluid.
The other issue is that the automatic only comes on the L99.......which has Active Fuel Management. In order to mate an automatic to the LS3 requires a LOT of work - (in terms of algorithms for engine/traction/emissions) - and then there's the CAFE issue......... The 1LE is not for everyone......it will definitely have an improvement in handling, but there is a deteriorated ride quality..........
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #290
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I am glad it only comes in a manual. If this competes with a Boss for under 40K thats a great deal. But I really like the look of the Boss. I do know that I want that touch screen!
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #291
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the my link screen is a huge step in making the dash look better. I am so glad i waited on a 2013 zl1 but if we could only get rid of the ugly round knobs at the bottom that would be awesome. wont stop me from buying just i personally dont like it. now that the radio area of the dash has been cleaned up some what as one of my wishes for the 2013 zl1 how bout the rest of them.... more power recaros and a tan leather option
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #292
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Man i'd be pissed if I had ordered a ZL1 beign that they are held up in QC and then Chevy releases this car. That's salt in an opened wound. Not to mention the My LInk feature


Sounds like a great package to add not really a lot of money to add all the features on top of your SS.

Way to go Chevy. A happy median that is in between the SS and ZL1. I think the 1LE will surprise some people
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:48 AM   #293
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I wonder if the differential will be any different other than the 3.91 gears. I would like to get them from gm for sure. Esp if their cheaper than lingenfelters!
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:53 AM   #294
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Man i'd be pissed if I had ordered a ZL1 beign that they are held up in QC and then Chevy releases this car. That's salt in an opened wound. Not to mention the My LInk feature


Sounds like a great package to add not really a lot of money to add all the features on top of your SS.

Way to go Chevy. A happy median that is in between the SS and ZL1. I think the 1LE will surprise some people

It says that they will be available to order fall 2013...so the ZL1 will be out first for sure...unless the hold lasts that long....
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It says that they will be available to order fall 2013...so the ZL1 will be out first for sure...unless the hold lasts that long....

I know what it says. I would just think Chevy could've had better timing is all I was saying lil mr facepalm
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:04 PM   #296
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The only problem i see with upgrading older models to the new radio is that there looks like there is no unlock button on it so we wouldnt have one anymore.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #297
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Man, i want that radio. Looks so much better than those metra kits.
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The only problem i see with upgrading older models to the new radio is that there looks like there is no unlock button on it so we wouldnt have one anymore.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:11 PM   #298
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One could always check out the door controls and see if they still fit in the older models.. If they do, then it's just a matter of the correct wiring to relocate the switch.
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the no unlock button is a deal breaker for me, love that about our cars. As much as I would love a Nav, the headunit we have in our cars are great as it is. If it was crap, then id part with the unlock buton somehow

Unless this can all be retrofitted to work with the new housing as well. Then id be a happy camper
1LE not having MRC makes sense cost wise and for the fact that it would take away from the ZL1. happy median thats for sure. Was just wondering about the MRC because it was first stated that it would have it


NOW, when can we get that rear diffuser?

ALSO love how you can add the RS package, glad they didnt limit it that. GM is listening!
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:14 PM   #300
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