The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is making a huge impact on the automotive industry right now. Between news coverage and awards, it’s hard to imagine the Chevy Camaro becoming any more popular! However, according to some news from Chevrolet, it just might.
The 1LE performance package makes its triumphant return with the latest model of the Chevrolet Camaro. The package offers a stronger track performance and better handling for Chevrolet’s signature performance vehicle.
The new 1LE package will also include features like magnetic ride control and a new FE4 suspension.
“The Camaro 1LE packages follow a recipe any track-day enthusiast will appreciate,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “Start with a lightweight, stiff structure and then add higher levels of suspension stiffness and damping, more aggressive tires, higher downforce, more powerful brakes and more cooling.”
That recipe results in the best performance vehicle around: the Chevrolet Camaro 1LE!
General Motors officially unveiled the latest and greatest version of its bestselling muscle car. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro debuted on Belle Isle in Detroit back in May and the hype surrounding it has only grown since. Demand has been great over these past few months, prompting General Motors to increase production.
General Motors hired an additional 450 workers to fill out a second shift of production for the 2016 Camaro.
For the first time in over 20 years, the famous muscle car is being produced in the United States. 2016 Camaro production takes place at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Michigan. The last time the Camaro was produced in the United States was the third generation back in 1992.
The all-new Camaro base model, 1LT, is available for $25,700 with the choice of a 2-liter four cylinder or 3.6-liter V6 engine under the hood. The top trim, 1SS, starts at $37,795 and comes stocked with a 6.2-liter V8 engine. The Chevrolet Camaro will be available in both coupe and convertible body styles.
We’re getting unbearably close to May 16, the day when the sixth-generation Camaro will finally be unveiled at Belle Isle Park in Detroit. Chevrolet has even lined up an entire special event, all anchored around the big reveal, which will be the culmination of the day. Fortunately, we expect the new Camaro to really live up to all that hype—especially after all the new design and performance tweaks we’ve seen.
For example, the Camaro now features a 28% more rigid body and the awesome new Drive Mode Selector. The extra tight body gives the Camaro the most advanced driving dynamics ever, with incredible steering and suspension systems resulting in the best handling possible. The Drive Mode Selector, for its part, gives you options between Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport, and Track modes—although the Track mode is only available on SS models.
“We wanted to build on the flexibility of the current Camaro ZL1, which is great for grand touring, commuting, the drag strip and track days,” said Aaron Link, Camaro lead development engineer. “The new Camaro will be even more adaptable, with up to eight vehicle attributes adjusted to fit a driver’s preference.”
Come see us here at Bill Walsh Chevrolet to learn more about the Camaro and its updated technologies and design today.