It seems likely that the four-cylinder turbocharged 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be offered with a performance package, potentially inspired by the 1LE kit available for V6 and V8 models.
At the Chicago Auto Show, Chevrolet introduce the all-new 1LE packages which it believes can outperform the mighty Mustang GT350 so inevitably, GM Authority asked lead Camaro engineer Al Oppenheiser if the turbo-four model will receive a similar performance pack.
“I’ll give you that answer by saying a surprising number of components are shared between the V6 and turbo-four, so the opportunity is there. And, to be honest with you, I would much rather have our four-cylinder customers buying performance parts out of our performance catalog or even buy something straight from the factory versus buying aftermarket parts,” he said.
With the V6 and V8 1LE packages, customers receive upgrades like improved suspension, wider and stickier tires, larger brakes and in the case of the V8, an electronic limited slip differential. All of these components have been developed to improve track performance and Oppenheiser seems keen to bring such improvements to the four-cylinder model.
“You need the aftermarket, but if you want to really get the lap times that we’re able to stand behind, it’s always best, in my opinion, to get it straight from the factory”, he said.