The automotive world is already very well aware that the Camaro ZL1 is an incredibly capable car. However, it seems that the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE is a surprising amount more capable when compared to the ZL1 without the 1LE package.
Chevrolet announced today that the ZL1 1LE has beaten the ZL1’s Nurburgring Nordschleife record by an astonishing 13.56 seconds, completing the lap in 7:16.04. That’s… insanely impressive.
The difference between the two cars is the “1LE,” which is more than just three characters in the model name. This designation means the car has added racing suspension, new aero components, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R summer-only tires, and a lighter weight. Ultimately, these leads to better performance, as the lap time clearly states.
“With chassis adjustability unlike any vehicle in its peer group, the Camaro ZL1 1LE challenges supercars from around the world regardless of cost, configuration or propulsion system,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “To make up more than a second per mile on the Nordschleife compared to the ZL1 automatic is a dramatic improvement and speaks to the 1LE’s enhanced track features.”
Want the fastest Camaro around Nurburgring in your garage? The 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE will have a $69,995 MSRP when it releases later this summer.