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Old 05-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #18
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Evidently these test drives take a pit stop at the Beer Cave...

For the record, this thread was just an FYI link to check out the latest pics - not to stir controversy over the changes.

It settles a couple rumors:

1) 1LE 14 gets a black hood like the 13
2) rear spoiler is definitely different. Just watch your fingers when closing...
3) got a look at the new ZL1s - changes are not as dramatic

Did anyone foresee the 1LE chin spoiler was going away?
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:04 PM   #19
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Makes a 2013 1LE very rare. The 1LE was produced in the 2010-2013 body style for only one year and to top it off it was a late introduction in the model year.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:11 PM   #20
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2014s will be fairly rare as well given that the C6 is right around the corner
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:12 PM   #21
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When they decided they were going to change the front and rear ends they really had no choice but to go away from the quad tail lights. Circles have been done, C5-C6 Corvette. The oblong trapezoid looking shape has been done, C7 Vette. I guess they could have slapped four triangles back there but whatever they do the complaints are going to start rolling in. I love the 2013 1LE as much as anybody but I am really excited about getting a 2014 1LE. I cringed in horror as much as anybody when the 2014 was revealed on that cheesy talk show but it grew on me in 2 days and now to the point where I will have no regrets. The complaints about the C7's rear have slowed to a crawl and it's only a matter of time before people start coming around with this new design. It is possible to like both styles, at least from my side of the fence.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #22
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did this guy just make a thread of an already existing Camaro5 thread.....WTF



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Old 05-01-2013, 06:33 PM   #23
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Did anyone foresee the 1LE chin spoiler was going away?
Not really. I was worried when I saw RLHMarines' thread but was hoping it would still make an appearance. They probably omitted it cause it didn't fit with the new "performance enhanced" body changes. I think the price of the 1LE package should drop without the splitter. GM thought a lot of that splitter. Look how much they charged for the Dusk edition and the Hot Wheels edition.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:33 PM   #24
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That pic is a good angle. I like the front and the heat extractor on the 1LE. Ditch the chrome strip. The back is another story; I think a dark color is necessary to hide the diffuser design. I think the tail lights can be fixed pretty easily with some tinted or nicely designed aftermarket replacements. Much like the current tails, which I think are not good looking in stock form, a small change like blacking out the surrounds makes a night and day difference.

I think the colors that make the 13 pop, the colors with big contrast, will have the opposite effect on the 14. I think on the 14, the more you can blend the better. Dark color and tail light change and I think you have a winner.
You could also have it painted body color. I think that would offset the imbalance some....It would be an improvement.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #25
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Do you think they will come out with another stock body kit? If so might just add that.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:45 PM   #26
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"already existing thread..."

I was glad to see the pics as I don't spend much time outside the 1LE section. The 1LE is the reason I want a Camaro now. Used to want a Boss 302. More bang for the buck with the Chevy.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #27
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did this guy just make a thread of an already existing Camaro5 thread.....WTF



Nope. It was intended to be an FYI link for my fellow 1LE enthusiasts.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:15 PM   #28
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All I can say about the refresh is....
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #29
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I love the new styling. I think the front end is a major upgrade and the rear end is neutral. All in all, I think it's great. I love the vent in the hood.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:47 PM   #30
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:14 AM   #31
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I love the new styling. I think the front end is a major upgrade and the rear end is neutral. All in all, I think it's great. I love the vent in the hood.
I agree with your assessment. The front is much improved with the loss of the "mailslot" (poor SSOOCH ) larger lower grill and with the thinner upper grill, it makes it look more aggressive. The extractor on the hood is functional and should help with cooling and aero (downforce at speed). The rear does leave you with a hmmmm, something feels out of place feeling, but like you say, maybe the effect(design) has neutralized it some.

Another poster stated that he felt that it looked more balanced with the larger, singular taillights on either side as opposed to the older style, but that is his perception because he's probably providing a fresher perspective than most of us that have been admiring it for so long. I would say he makes a valid point in that regards.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:11 AM   #32
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The rear diffuser goes up too high. Just go ahead and make the whole car out of plastic on the next refresh.

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:43 AM   #33
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I gotta say our dual exhaust on the 2013 looks better with the diffuser we have than on the 2014... As for the Recaros...I'm almost certain you can buy a set and that they will fit in a 2013...but for the cold air intake on the new Z/28 I'm not too certain if the same theory applies to it. I for one will not need to worry about that when I get a SLP Eaton TVS Supercharger with the BLACKWING CAI. Also, I am planning on a couple of carbon fiber body parts starting with the hood and then the trunk, so I will see where that takes me.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #34
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Having washed mine a couple of times I think the extra black plastic in key places will help. The lower side of the quarters and rear collect a lot of road film and grit. It always requires extra attention when cleaning, and extra care has to be taken when washing it. Otherwise you run the risk of scratching up the paint.

Looks like exhaust can go in and out easier with this diffuser. A manufacturing and maintenance plus.

Also, some mechanical stuff looks good if clean and symmetrical like this pic.

As for pics, everyone is encouraged follow the link to the REAL thread at: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292547
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