GingerMan Raceway demonstrates GM’s strides in solving Camaro’s understeer problem.
Camaro 1LE’s naturally aspirated 6.2L LS3 small-block V-8 produces 426 hp, more than adequate motivation.
Camaro ZL1 carries gas-guzzler tax of $1,300 with manual transmission and $2,600 with automatic.
Manual-equipped convertible ZL1 manages 14.9 mpg (15.7 L/100 km) during 60-mile drive in western Michigan.
With ZL1's top down, too much internal hardware is exposed behind rear seat.
Red stitching punctuates gear shift, interior trim in ZL1.
Bottom edge of suede-like material on instrument panel is poorly aligned with adjoining trim, leaving unsightly gaps on ZL1.
GM brings two new Chevy Camaro variants this year, the ZL1 convertible and SS 1LE. The 1LE is the better value, and it’s fully prepared for weekend track obligations, to boot.
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