Chevy has unveiled a new Extreme Track Performance Package for the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE, which adds a racing-based suspension and aero technologies, as well as Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R summer-only tires. The Extreme Track package now makes the ZL1 1LE the most extreme track-focused Camaro to date.
The Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Performance Package costs $7,500, bringing the price of the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE to $69,995.
“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.”
Some highlights of the ZL1 1LE includes 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. There’s also an adjustable suspension with lightweight Multimatic DSSV dampers front and rear that offer improve wheel and vehicle control and the front-end ride height is adjustable, along with the caster geometry. The rear stabilizer bar also offers three-way adjustability.
The Camaro ZL1 1LE rides on new lightweight forged aluminum wheels that 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 less per corner.
The ZL1 1LE is also 60 pounds lighter than a standard ZL1 coupe thanks to lighter wheels and dampers, along with thinner rear glass and a fixed-back rear seat.
For a refresher, the ZL1 1LE is powered by a 650-horsepower, supercharged LT4 engine that’s mated to 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 a heated steering wheel.