With the 2018 Corvette ZR1 still lapping the Nurburgring, Chevrolet revealed their most extreme track-focused Camaro to date.
The “track-focused” option for the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is called the Extreme Track Package (RPO A1Z) and features a racing-based adjustable suspension and advanced aerodynamics including front dive planes and a carbon fiber rear wing. Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R summer-only tires round out the options.
The $7,500 package brings the MSRP of the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE to $69,995 and which includes the $995 destination charges. For comparison, the 2018 Corvette Z06 will MSRP at $80,490 with $995 destination charge included.
“In the long, storied history of Camaro performance, there’s never been another model that matches the capability of the ZL1 1LE,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet cars and crossovers marketing director. “With the addition of the new 650-horsepower ZL1 1LE, the Camaro lineup is more diverse and exciting than ever, offering customers the ability to select and personalize their ultimate performance car.”
Additional 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE highlights include:
Downforce-producing aero: Unique features include a carbon fiber rear wing, specific air deflectors and dive planes on the front fascia that produce grip-generating downforce to help the car stick harder and drive faster in turns.
Adjustable suspension: Racing-derived, lightweight Multimatic DSSV® (Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve) dampers front and rear offer exceptional wheel and vehicle control. The front-end ride height is adjustable, along with the caster geometry. The rear stabilizer bar also offers three-way adjustability.
Wheels and tires: New, specific lightweight forged aluminum wheels are an inch wider but an inch smaller in diameter, front and rear, than standard ZL1 wheels and are used with new Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires that deliver max lateral grip of 1.10g. The overall footprint grows approximately 10 percent over the ZL1, but the wheel-and-tire package weighs about 3.3 pounds (1.5 kg) less per corner.
Lighter weight: The lighter wheels and dampers, along with thinner rear glass and a fixed-back rear seat, contribute to an approximately 60-pound (27 kg) lower curb weight than a standard ZL1 Coupe.
Supercharged performance and more: The power behind the ZL1 1LE is the 650-horsepower, supercharged LT4 engine backed by a six-speed manual transmission featuring Active Rev Match. Brembo brakes are also included, along with dual-zone automatic climate control, Bose premium audio system, heated/ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel.
The Camaro 1LE is the performance-oriented package offered on all Camaro models, ranging from the base LS to the 650 horsepower ZL1. Take a good look as the Camaro’s new Extreme Track Package could be a preview of things to come on the 2018 Corvette ZR1.