The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 does not mess around– with 650 horsepower and coming in just over $60k, it really is a bargain for such a performance-oriented car. But, just a few months back, Chevy upped the Camaro’s game even more upon the release of the Extreme Track Package ZL1 1LE.
Steve Majoros, Chevrolet vehicle marketing director, said, “In the long, storied history of Camaro performance, there’s never been another model that matches the capability of the ZL1 1LE.” Its the most extreme track-focused Camaro to date.
Its packing the same blown 6.2-liter V8 as its predecessor, but with track-tuned adjustable suspension, extremely lightweight aluminum wheels, plenty of downforce-producing aero, and a decent amount of weight reduction, there is a extreme difference between the two. Its not necessarily the power that sets them apart– its the handling.
Unlike other ZL1 models, Chevy is only offering the ZL1 1LE as a coupe paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. According to the release, “The performance-oriented 1LE package is offered on LS, LT, SS and ZL1 coupes, with track-focused content specific to each model.” It will also soon be available on the SS’ up level 2SS trim.
Just today, GM revealed that the track-focused package will cost $7,500, bringing the ZL1’s total price up to about $69,995 (including a destination fee). It may be the most expensive Camaro out there right now, but rightfully so, and it still comes in $5,000 cheaper than the old Z/28. It will be released along with the rest of the 2018 lineup this summer.