The 2013 Camaro1LE…and a 1967 Camaro Ready for Overhaulin’

10/16/2012

We love to give Velocity fans a first look at things when we can. Today is one of those days we can kill two birds with one stone. We can give you a sneak peek at the 1967 Camaro that heads into the garage Tuesday 12/11 at  9p E/P and we can give you a look at the 2013 Camaro 1LE – the latest out of Chevy’s stable. We're even going to try to bring you some of the "after" shots

The new 1LE performance package for the 2013 Camaro SS coupe sports a 6.2L LS3 V8 under the hood generating 426 hp and 420 pound feet of torque, which takes it from 0-60 in 4.7 seconds. High capacity fuel pumps, a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission, and an upgraded final drive ratio (to 3.91) are also part of the package.

2013 Camaro
Photo: Autoblog 

The 1LE hearkens back to the handling package from the ’88 model that was a result of Pro-Am racers reporting understeering. What does that mean for the modern 1LE? Well, it means that the same sort of upgrades in suspension and braking they worked up back then have been brought forward to the modern consumer model to make it handle like a sporty little dream.

Visually the 1LE is different from the standard SS with a livery that reminds me of a Transformer – it’s got a matte black hood and rear spoiler and some big ole’ wheels with red Brembo brake calipers and 20 inch aluminum wheels.

What do you think? Is a new generation of muscle car back?

Now, for the sneak peek at tonight’s new episode of Overhaulin’ at 9p E/P. You know how sometimes things don’t go exactly to plan? Well that’s what happened with a great guy who found his dream 1967 Camaro and had to have it. It was a great auction deal… or so he thought. It was an internet auction and unfortunately when he received the goods he found that it was a fixer ‘upper. Not that we frown on DIY projects, except for the fact that it was beyond his budget – and he wanted to make sure it was done right.

This Overhaulin’ is right up the team’s alley - a chance to make a killer car come back to life for someone who really appreciates the beauty of a classic.

Here’s a sneak peek, but you have to promise to come back for the whole story Tuesday night!

 

 

Source: Autoblog

 


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