This video brings you a test of a very capable street machine on a track that may be familiar to road racing fans, as well as fans of the popular Gran Turismo games. The track is Mazda’s Laguna Seca raceway. The car is the new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS with the 1LE package and the action is brought to you by Motor Trend Magazine and Mother’s car care products. The Camaro SS is one of twelve contenders vying for the title of 2016 Best Driver’s Car. Please note that all testing is performed on a closed course by a professional driver.
The 1LE Package consists of a 6.2-liter overhead valve V8 engine that is good for 455hp and 455 lb-ft. of torque. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and weighs in at 3,735-pounds. The Camaro SS with 1LE also features specially tuned magnetic damper suspension, 6-piston Brembo brake calipers, dedicated rubber compound Camaro tires by Goodyear, forged alloy wheels, Recaro racing seats, auxiliary engine oil, transmission and differential fluid coolers, a black hood, and a price of only $45,000.
This is a great clip with multiple Go Pro angles caught during a hot lap in an incredible car that the professional driver describes in very positive terms. He says this car is a very good value; considering the overall performance and lap time posted. Seems like a great starting point for adding some turbochargers and building a monster street machine.