Chevrolet officials aren’t shy about touting the studliness of the 2017 Chevy Camaro 1LE introduced at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, or acknowledging the renewed Muscle Car Wars with crosstown rival Ford Motor Co.
Chevy says the new 1LE will outperform the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.
“Our goal is to up the game with our competitor, just like they upped the game with the GT350,” said Camaro engineer Al Oppenheiser in an interview with GM Authority. “Everyone had to expect we would punch back. I will tell you this car is three seconds faster than the previous 1LE. Your readers can go out and make their own conclusions.”
If true, says Bold Ride, it will be an impressive feat.
“The GT350 is a whole separate variant of the Mustang designed for performance, but the 1LE is only a performance package,” this story said. “The Camaro 1LE also has only 455 horsepower versus the GT350’s 526 horsepower, but Chevy believes the car is still capable of showing up the Mustang.”