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(from General Motors
Press Release) 2013 CHEVROLET CAMARO RANGE EXPANDS WITH
TRACK-READY 1LE PACKAGE
The road-racing-inspired Camaro 1LE performance package returns for
2013 with unique gearing, suspension tuning and tires that make the
model capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration and a
sub-three minute lap time at Virginia International Raceway’s Grand
Course. It is offered on Camaro SS coupes with manual transmissions.
All Camaro SS models now feature variable-effort electric power
steering and an available dual-mode exhaust system on manual
transmission-equipped models. Both features were introduced on the
The 2013 Camaro lineup includes:
• The 323-horsepower
(241 kW) V-6-powered LS coupe and LT coupe and convertible –
including the 2LS with an EPA-rated 30 mpg on the highway
• The Camaro SS coupe and convertible, with a 6.2L V-8
delivering up to 426 horsepower (318 kW)
• The 580-horsepower (432 kW) supercharged Camaro ZL1 coupe and
convertible. (Please see the separate Camaro ZL1 release for
In addition to the new
performance features offered on the Camaro SS, all 2013 Camaro
models offer a wider range of choices and enhancements that will
help it remain America’s most popular sports car. New and revised
• Chevrolet MyLink
and color-touch radio standard on LT, SS, and ZL1 models
• Chevrolet MyLink and color-touch radio with GPS map navigation
• Hill start assist now standard on all manual transmissions
• ZL1-style shift knob standard on all manual transmissions
• Remote vehicle start now include on 1LT and 1SS with automatic
• Blue Ray Metallic exterior color
• Frameless inside rearview mirror
• New 18-inch and 20-inch wheel designs
• Mojave leather interior trim.
The 1LE package is
offered on 1SS and 2SS coupe models with an exclusive Tremec
TR6060-MM6 six-speed manual transmission. Paired with a numerically
higher 3.91 final-drive ratio, the close-ratio gearing of the
transmission is tuned for road-racing performance. As with the ZL1,
the 1LE transmission features a standard air-to-liquid cooling
system for track use.
The 1LE also features exclusive, monotube rear dampers instead of
the twin-tube dampers on SS models. The new hardware allowed
engineers to tune the 1LE suspension to focus on optimal body-motion
control while preserving much of the ride quality and wheel-motion
control of the Camaro SS.
Other changes to optimize the 1LE for track-day use include:
• Larger, 27-mm
solid front stabilizer bar, and 28-mm solid rear stabilizer bar
for improved body control
• Higher-capacity rear-axle half shafts to cope with increased
levels of traction
• Strut tower brace for improved steering feel and response
• ZL1-based 20 x 10-inch front and 20 x 10-inch aluminum wheels
• 285/35ZR20 Goodyear Eagle Supercar G:2 tires front and rear
(identical to the front tires for ZL1)
•ZL1 wheel bearings, toe links and rear shock mounts for
improved on-track performance
• ZL1 high-capacity fuel pump and additional fuel pickups for
improved fuel delivery during high-load cornering.
Visually, the 1LE
package is distinguished by its matte black hood, front splitter and
rear spoiler – as well as the 10-spoke ZL1-based wheels, which are
finished in black. The functional front splitter and rear spoiler
contribute to the car’s on-track performance by helping to reduce
aerodynamic lift at high speeds.
Inside, the 1LE package incorporates the ZL1’s flat-bottom steering
wheel, trimmed in sueded-microfiber and designed for easier
heel-and-toe driving on the racetrack. The quick-acting, short-throw
shifter from the ZL1 is also trimmed in sueded-microfiber.
In anticipation of consumers entering the 1LE in amateur-racing
events, Chevrolet is pursuing SCCA approval of the 1LE package for
Touring Class competition.
The Camaro 1LE package was introduced in 1988, inspired by Camaro’s
involvement in Pro-Am road racing.
Chevrolet’s color touch
radio with MyLink infotainment is available on 2013 Camaro LS, SS
and ZL1 models. The color touch radio, with a seven-inch touch
screen, also can be paired with an available in-dash GPS navigation
system – a first for the Camaro.
The color touch radio with MyLink gives customers a higher level of
in-vehicle wireless connectivity and customized infotainment
options, while building on the safety and security of OnStar. It
seamlessly integrates online services such as Pandora® internet
radio and Stitcher SmartRadio® using hands-free voice and
touch-screen controls via Bluetooth-enabled phones.
MyLink adds stereo audio streaming and wireless control of
smartphones, building on the voice-activated Bluetooth hands-free
calling capability already offered in most Chevy vehicles. The
high-resolution, full-color touch screen display makes media
selection easy to navigate. MyLink also retains all the capabilities
of today’s entertainment functions, including AM/FM/Sirius XM
tuners, auxiliary and USB inputs.
Camaro design and exterior
heritage-inspired interior and exterior convey sportiness through
iconic design cues. A rear spoiler is standard on all models and a
variety of stripe packages offers a broad range of personalization
LT and SS models are available with the RS package, which adds
20-inch wheel, body-color roof moldings and antenna, as well as
high-intensity discharge headlamps. Eighteen-inch wheels are
standard on LS and LT model, with 20-inch wheels standard on SS.
The Camaro convertible brings top-down driving fun and style to LT
and SS models. And because the architecture for the fifth-generation
Camaro was designed to accommodate a convertible model, it gives the
cars coupe-like driving dynamics. Four strategic reinforcements
enhance the already-stiff body structure to quell the cowl and
steering wheel shake common in convertibles. They include:
• A tower-to-tower
brace under the hood
• A transmission support reinforcement brace
• Underbody tunnel brace
• Front “X” brace and stiffer cradle as well as rear underbody
All convertible models
feature a standard rear vision camera system. It is also standard on
2LT and 2SS models and available on 1LT and 1SS.
Exterior colors include Summit White, Black, Crystal Red Tintcoat,
Victory Red, Rally Yellow, Inferno Orange Metallic, Ashen Grey
Metallic and Blue Ray Metallic. The convertible top color choices
include black and beige.
Camaro interior features
balance of heritage and contemporary features provides a fun and
comfortable environment for up to four. An ambient lighting package
on 2LT and 2SS trims gives the interior a special glow with LED
light pipe technology.
Driver and passenger seatsfeature six-way adjustable settings
(fore/aft, up/down and tilt), with power recline front seats that
are standard on LT and SS models. Heated, leather-trimmed seats are
part of the 2LT and 2SS trim packages.
Additional comfort and convenienceinclude a standard driver’s foot
rest (dead pedal), power windows with express up/down, an auxiliary
gauge panel in the center console – standard in 2LT and 2SS – and a
new ZL1-inspired shift knob for all manual transmissions. A
leather-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheel is standard on LT and
A head-up display, which projects key instrument, Turn-by-Turn
navigation and audio system details on the windshield, is part of
the 2LT and 2SS trim packages. And complementing the new MyLink
infotainment system is a six-speaker sound system on LS, 1LT and
1SS. A 245-watt, Boston Acoustic nine-speaker sounds system is
standard on 2LT and 2SS – and available on 1LT and 1SS.
Interior color and trim choices include Black, Beige, Gray, Inferno
Orange and Mojave. The Inferno Orange and Mojave combinations
include contrast stitching and other details.
Standard in LS and LT
models is the LFX-code 3.6L V-6, rated at 323 horsepower (241 kW)
and enabling EPA-estimated 30-mpg highway mileage (2LS model). Many
lightweight engine features contribute to that, including an
integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold design that saves about 13
pounds per engine, when compared with a conventional, non-integrated
Two 6.2L V-8 engines are offered in the Camaro SS, including the L99
on automatic-equipped vehicles and the LS3 on manual-equipped
models. Horsepower for the L99 is 400 (298 kW) at 5,900 rpm and
torque is 410 lb.-ft. (556 Nm) at 4,300 rpm. The LS3 develops 426
horsepower (318 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nm). Output on the L99 is
lower than the LS3 because of a slightly lower compression ratio
(10.4:1 vs. 10.7:1) and design features of the Active Fuel
All Camaro models can be equipped with either a six-speed manual or
six-speed automatic transmission with TapShift. Equipment and
• The Aisin AY6
six-speed manual is standard with the 3.6L engine, and a Hydra-Matic
6L50 six-speed automatic is optional
• A Tremec TR 6060 six-speed manual is standard on the SS, and
the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic is optional
• The SS model’s Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual is designed to
handle the high torque characteristics of the LS3 engine and is
matched with a 3.45:1 final drive ratio
• A close-ratio version of the Tremec TR6060 is used with the
1LE package and is matched with a 3.91 final drive ratio
• Hill start assist is standard on all manual transmissions.
A dual-mode exhaust
system is available on Camaro SS models with the six-speed manual
transmission. Similar to the systems found on the ZL1 and Corvette
models, this vacuum-actuated system provides a quieter driving
experience at low engine speeds and a more aggressive sound at when
aggressive acceleration is called for.
Camaro chassis and suspension
Camaro features fully
independent front and rear suspensions, with the rear suspension
featuring a 4.5-link system that includes a unique, L-shaped upper
control arm that attaches to the knuckle at one end and incorporates
a ride bushing in the rear. A sub-frame at the rear is
double-isolated to minimize vehicle body motions and dampen road
imperfections. Coil-over shock absorbers are used in the rear with a
decoupled, hollow stabilizer bar. The front suspension has a
dual-ball strut system, with a direct-acting stabilizer bar.
Four suspension packages are offered: FE2 sport on LS and LT models;
FE3 on SS Convertible models, FE4 performance on SS Coupe models and
the FE6 with the 1LE Performance Package.
Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on all models – including Brembo
four-piston calipers on SS – with hydraulic brake assist.
StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all models.
Competitive/sport mode on SS models enhances on-track performance
and Performance Launch Control on SS models with the manual
transmission optimizes hard-acceleration launches for quicker, more
New for 2013, an electric power steering system developed for the
ZL1 is standard on all SS. This variable ratio, variable effort
system provides light efforts for easy maneuverability at
parking-lot speeds as well as increased resistance at higher speeds,
providing more feedback and a more direct steering feel.
Camaro safety and crash-avoidance
The Camaro is designed
to help drivers avoid crashes, while protecting occupants in the
event a crash occurs. A strong body structure is designed to absorb
crash energy and provide a protective “safety cage” around
occupants. In fact, the 2012 Camaro was the first passenger car to
receive NHTSA’s revised quadruple 5-star safety rating.
Additional features include:
• Six standard air
bags include side curtain air bags, which provide head
protection for outboard passengers in the event of a side-impact
or rollover crash
• Rear Vision Package includes a rearview camera system to
complement the rear park assist feature (standard on 2LT and
2SS; available on 1LT and 1SS)
• StabiliTrak electronic stability control system helps reduce
the risk of rollover crashes by keeping the vehicle in the
driver’s intended path by applying throttle, braking or a
combination of both
• Standard four-wheel disc brake system featuring smooth, quiet
operation, longer pad life and more resistance to brake
• Pretensioners minimize forward movement during a collision,
and are standard on the front safety belts. Load-limiting
retractors cinch the belt more tightly
• Standard tire pressure monitoring system
• Standard remote keyless entry (RKE) system provides a second
function for the red panic button. Drivers can use it to locate
their cars without sounding the panic alarm.
Six months of OnStar
Directions and Connections service is standard on all Camaro models.
OnStar is the global leading provider of connected safety, security
and mobility solutions and advanced information technology.
OnStar’s RemoteLink Mobile App allows smartphone users to control
vehicle functions, access vehicle information and send directions
directly to the vehicle. A new, opt-in service called FamilyLink
allows subscribers to stay connected to loved ones by checking the
location of their vehicle online or by signing up for vehicle
Camaro also features new OnStar button icons. Drivers will notice an
updated look for the Hands-Free Calling button, blue OnStar button
and red Emergency button.
More information about OnStar can be found at www.onstar.com.