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Old 10-10-2012, 09:37 PM   #1176
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What the 1LE "could have been"...

http://www.netcarshow.com/chevrolet/...o_ssx_concept/

"The SSX concept explores taking Camaro's excellent street performance and extending it into a road course context," said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. "The car expresses Camaro performance while also signaling Chevrolet's new commitment to developing and offering a portfolio of performance parts for racing enthusiasts."

The Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car has a purposeful aesthetic, with exterior appointments and suspension modifications aimed at road course performance. They include carbon fiber aero parts - front splitter and adjustable rear wing - lightweight carbon fiber body panels, revised lower grille and unique brake cooling ducts. The carbon body panels significantly lower the Camaro's weight, as does the elimination of much of the production car's sound-deadening material, carpeting and rear seat.

Low-gloss Icy White Metallic exterior paint is contrasted with the carbon aero parts, door graphics/racing number and red details; and this competition-ready Camaro rolls on dedicated track wheels and tires. This concept was constructed with input from Pratt and Miller, Chevrolet partner in Corvette Racing, and Riley Technologies using parts proven in the Grand Am racing series.


Exterior
  • Icy White Metallic color with red accents and door graphics
  • Carbon fiber hood, fenders, door and deck lid
  • Exposed carbon fiber front splitter, rockers and adjustable rear wing
  • Unique lower grille and brake ducts
Interior
  • Carpeting, sound deadener and rear seat deleted
  • Ace suede-covered racing steering wheel and shifter
  • SCCA-approved roll cage and window net
  • Racing driver's seat with five-point harness
  • Racing pedals
  • Fire suppression system
  • Fuel cell
  • Video camera system mounted on the roll cage
Performance
  • LS3 6.2L V-8 enhanced with Chevrolet Performance Parts' camshaft, cylinder heads and dry-sump oiling system
  • Production six-speed manual transmission with Corvette ZR1 twin-disc clutch
  • Low-restriction air induction and exhaust systems
  • Four-wheel disc racing brake system with six-piston front/four-piston rear calipers and drilled and slotted rotors
  • Modified production suspension with Pfadt licensed components
  • 20-inch racing wheels and tires

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:52 PM   #1177
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What the 1LE "could have been"...

http://www.netcarshow.com/chevrolet/...o_ssx_concept/

"The SSX concept explores taking Camaro's excellent street performance and extending it into a road course context," said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. "The car expresses Camaro performance while also signaling Chevrolet's new commitment to developing and offering a portfolio of performance parts for racing enthusiasts."

The Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car has a purposeful aesthetic, with exterior appointments and suspension modifications aimed at road course performance. They include carbon fiber aero parts - front splitter and adjustable rear wing - lightweight carbon fiber body panels, revised lower grille and unique brake cooling ducts. The carbon body panels significantly lower the Camaro's weight, as does the elimination of much of the production car's sound-deadening material, carpeting and rear seat.

Low-gloss Icy White Metallic exterior paint is contrasted with the carbon aero parts, door graphics/racing number and red details; and this competition-ready Camaro rolls on dedicated track wheels and tires. This concept was constructed with input from Pratt and Miller, Chevrolet partner in Corvette Racing, and Riley Technologies using parts proven in the Grand Am racing series.


Exterior
  • Icy White Metallic color with red accents and door graphics
  • Carbon fiber hood, fenders, door and deck lid
  • Exposed carbon fiber front splitter, rockers and adjustable rear wing
  • Unique lower grille and brake ducts
Interior
  • Carpeting, sound deadener and rear seat deleted
  • Ace suede-covered racing steering wheel and shifter
  • SCCA-approved roll cage and window net
  • Racing driver's seat with five-point harness
  • Racing pedals
  • Fire suppression system
  • Fuel cell
  • Video camera system mounted on the roll cage
Performance
  • LS3 6.2L V-8 enhanced with Chevrolet Performance Parts' camshaft, cylinder heads and dry-sump oiling system
  • Production six-speed manual transmission with Corvette ZR1 twin-disc clutch
  • Low-restriction air induction and exhaust systems
  • Four-wheel disc racing brake system with six-piston front/four-piston rear calipers and drilled and slotted rotors
  • Modified production suspension with Pfadt licensed components
  • 20-inch racing wheels and tires

This is a great looking piece that never has and never will run a hot lap. Now the L/28 and Bruce Raymond's Camaro do run hot laps
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #1178
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What the 1LE "could have been"...

http://www.netcarshow.com/chevrolet/...o_ssx_concept/

"The SSX concept explores taking Camaro's excellent street performance and extending it into a road course context," said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. "The car expresses Camaro performance while also signaling Chevrolet's new commitment to developing and offering a portfolio of performance parts for racing enthusiasts."

The Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car has a purposeful aesthetic, with exterior appointments and suspension modifications aimed at road course performance. They include carbon fiber aero parts - front splitter and adjustable rear wing - lightweight carbon fiber body panels, revised lower grille and unique brake cooling ducts. The carbon body panels significantly lower the Camaro's weight, as does the elimination of much of the production car's sound-deadening material, carpeting and rear seat.

Low-gloss Icy White Metallic exterior paint is contrasted with the carbon aero parts, door graphics/racing number and red details; and this competition-ready Camaro rolls on dedicated track wheels and tires. This concept was constructed with input from Pratt and Miller, Chevrolet partner in Corvette Racing, and Riley Technologies using parts proven in the Grand Am racing series.


Exterior
  • Icy White Metallic color with red accents and door graphics
  • Carbon fiber hood, fenders, door and deck lid
  • Exposed carbon fiber front splitter, rockers and adjustable rear wing
  • Unique lower grille and brake ducts
Interior
  • Carpeting, sound deadener and rear seat deleted
  • Ace suede-covered racing steering wheel and shifter
  • SCCA-approved roll cage and window net
  • Racing driver's seat with five-point harness
  • Racing pedals
  • Fire suppression system
  • Fuel cell
  • Video camera system mounted on the roll cage
Performance
  • LS3 6.2L V-8 enhanced with Chevrolet Performance Parts' camshaft, cylinder heads and dry-sump oiling system
  • Production six-speed manual transmission with Corvette ZR1 twin-disc clutch
  • Low-restriction air induction and exhaust systems
  • Four-wheel disc racing brake system with six-piston front/four-piston rear calipers and drilled and slotted rotors
  • Modified production suspension with Pfadt licensed components
  • 20-inch racing wheels and tires

This was a really amazing project to be involved with. Almost our entire lineup of Camaro components at the time is installed on that car. Every time we see it in person it definitely grabs our attention.

Along with development on the SSX we were also involved with the Z06X. Unfortunately neither vehicle actually made it into production, but we still occasionally take phone calls about both cars!

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #1179
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So thinking about trading from my 2lt auto to a 2ss with the 1le package. Besides the price the only concern I'm having is I have never had a manual car before. Would any of you 1le owners say it is hard to learn to drive stick on this car? Should I forgo the 1le and stick with an auto 2ss?
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:55 PM   #1180
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So thinking about trading from my 2lt auto to a 2ss with the 1le package. Besides the price the only concern I'm having is I have never had a manual car before. Would any of you 1le owners say it is hard to learn to drive stick on this car? Should I forgo the 1le and stick with an auto 2ss?
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I just bought my daughter a car (manual). She was scared to pick it up because she'd never driven a stick. She stalled it twice and then drove it off the lot.
2 weeks later she said she had it down. Able to start on hills and the whole deal.
2 months later she says she'd never go back to an auto again.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:06 AM   #1181
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So thinking about trading from my 2lt auto to a 2ss with the 1le package. Besides the price the only concern I'm having is I have never had a manual car before. Would any of you 1le owners say it is hard to learn to drive stick on this car? Should I forgo the 1le and stick with an auto 2ss?
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Check YouTube for videos on learning to drive manuals...it's pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

Then go test drive one for yourself and be amazed at how much fun it is!
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:10 PM   #1182
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I dont own one. But Im semi in the market. What really did it for me?...the thing that really just made my jaw drop to the floor?...had to be the Lightning lap series on youtube. My God, that thing rocked it. pound for pound, to me, this has got to be the best performance bargain on the market today.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #1183
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pound for pound, to me, this has got to be the best performance bargain on the market today.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:31 PM   #1184
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Anyone know if the front splitter is dealer installed?
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:55 PM   #1185
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Anyone know if the front splitter is dealer installed?

yes, it is
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:55 PM   #1186
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Does anyone use their 1le as a daily driver? Would you advise against this?
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:25 PM   #1187
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There are several on here. I do not but I see no reason you can't. I just happen to have a beater. So I drive it.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:15 PM   #1188
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Does anyone use their 1le as a daily driver? Would you advise against this?

I have an old s!0 that I use when its' gonna be a dirty job or a rainy day. The 1LE is probably my DD 90% of the time. It's fine. It doesn't ride like a Caddy but then again a caddy doesn't corner like a 1LE Camaro...
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:56 AM   #1189
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I have an old s!0 that I use when its' gonna be a dirty job or a rainy day. The 1LE is probably my DD 90% of the time. It's fine. It doesn't ride like a Caddy but then again a caddy doesn't corner like a 1LE Camaro...
A CTS-V probably does.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #1190
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I see no difference in daily driving any current Camaro in any trim level. That is why the 5th Gen is so incredibly cool. They are all built to perform well any day and every day. The Z/28 is a Daily Driver for the dedicated Camaro aficianado.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:40 PM   #1191
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Does anyone use their 1le as a daily driver? Would you advise against this?
i do. wouldnt see why you wouldnt. just like having an SS. but a more comforatable ride.(by a small factor, but still)
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:41 PM   #1192
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I see no difference in daily driving any current Camaro in any trim level. That is why the 5th Gen is so incredibly cool. They are all built to perform well any day and every day. The Z/28 is a Daily Driver for the dedicated Camaro aficianado.
if you add a/c and radio. =]
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:58 PM   #1193
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A CTS-V probably does.
But its ride is more Camaro esque than Caddy... I'm assuming.

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Old 06-23-2013, 07:17 PM   #1194
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But its ride is more Camaro esque than Caddy... I'm assuming.

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i would say mercedes esque. but thats just from visual observation, funny shaped car, big engine. not quite handline capibilites of a M
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:36 PM   #1195
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I've never driven a CTS-V so I can't comment on it but the regular CTS I almost got the wife was a pretty nice sports sedan.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:33 PM   #1196
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Does anyone use their 1le as a daily driver? Would you advise against this?
I do. This car is too much fun to drive just to let it sit during the week.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:11 PM   #1197
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Impressive, the 1LE is pretty close to a SSX. A little engine tweaking, 6 piston fronts and a nice set of coilovers.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:55 AM   #1198
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Does anyone use their 1le as a daily driver? Would you advise against this?
It is a great daily driver, except when it is cold out. The tires are not meant for temps below 40. If you are going year round, you will need a different set of tires for winter. Mine is an 7-8 month daily driver...
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:36 AM   #1199
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Does anyone use their 1le as a daily driver? Would you advise against this?
Daily driver, and with 800 miles going on its first road trip this weekend with Shellie, our yellow lab, riding in the back (seat down). It is a great daily driver. Not getting the millage that I did out of the WS6, but that may be because no cruise has been used yet, and I have been trying to continually vary the throttle. So far, it has been everything I wanted, and more!
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:30 AM   #1200
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Well pulled the trigger trading in the 2lt SIM for a 2ss le rs in white. Not to learn to drive stick(hopefully won't b too hard)

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