The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro V6 and Turbo are reportedly shedding their respective 1LE packages. Muscle Cars and Trucks broke the information the opposite day, citing the 2022 Camaro order guides. We checked the guides, too, and the 1LE package deal is certainly lacking for V6 and Turbo fashions.
As an alternative, it’s wanting such as you’ll have to pony as much as the SS or ZL1 to get Chevy’s track-designed efficiency package deal. Chevy initially launched the V6 1LE for 2017, whereas the Turbo debuted for the 2019 mannequin yr. These 1LE variations added a number of track-designed tools like SS suspension, a mechanical limited-slip differential, Camaro SS gasoline system for high-G masses, enhanced cooling, Brembo brake package deal with track-ready pads and the bigger Goodyear Eagle F1 summer time tires from the SS. Additionally they added a brand new Observe mode and Competitors mode, suede steering wheel and shifter (guide solely), black-painted hood, and lastly, the package deal made Recaro seats optionally available. The one intangible that makes 1LE fashions particular is that GM extends the total manufacturing facility guarantee to trace use, which is one thing different producers could expressly prohibit or fail to cowl. Non-1LE fashions don’t have the identical guarantee.
Your author attended the launch for the Turbo a few years in the past at The Ridge Motorsports Park. Again then, Al Oppenheiser (then Camaro guru) informed me that the 1LE program was outperforming gross sales expectations, resulting in the growth into the V6 and Turbo fashions. Chevy doesn’t break down gross sales by 1LE or non-1LE fashions, so it’s troublesome to say for certain, however demand may’ve softened. We’ve contacted Chevy to substantiate the information, and can replace if/once we hear again.
It’s a disgrace to see each of the extra inexpensive 1LE fashions head out to pasture for 2022. They supplied a novel proposition for folk on the lookout for low-cost monitor toys that will in any other case be purchasing for one thing like a Honda Civic Sort R, Hyundai Veloster N or VW Golf R. It doesn’t supply the utility or winter usability that these vehicles do, although, which may very seemingly be essential elements if it’s going to be your solely automobile. If you would like certainly one of these entry-level 1LE fashions, it seems just like the 2021 mannequin yr might be your final new selection.