Chevrolet Camaro LT models will no longer be offered with the 1LE performance package for the 2022 model year. That means that the 1LE package will only be offered on SS and ZL1 models that are V8-powered.
“Chevrolet is retiring the Turbo 1LE and V6 1LE from the Camaro line when model year 2021 concludes in order to produce more in-demand models like the LT1, which has risen to be nearly a quarter of Camaro sales since hitting showrooms in model year 2020,” a Chevrolet spokesperson told Carscoops. “The Camaro SS 1LE and ZL1 1LE track stars will continue with nationwide availability into model year 2022.”
First introduced in 2019, the Turbo 1LE model matched high-performance parts to the four-cylinder Camaro. The model made 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and was offered exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission.
The package also offers larger-diameter front and rear stabilizer bars, customer dampers, Brembo brakes, stiffer cradle bushings at the rear, a suede flat-bottom steering wheel, Recaro seats, and more.
In all, the 1LE package was good enough to make the 335 hp Camaro V6 1LE nearly as fast around Virginia International Raceway as a 707 hp Dodge Charger Hellcat in 2016, according to Road & Track.
The LT1, meanwhile, features a naturally aspirated V8 engine making 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque, but aggressive lease deals mean it can be had for a smaller monthly payment than a Turbo 1LE, which makes less than half as much power.