The first retail production 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE sold big for charity at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in sunny Palm Beach, Florida this past weekend. What Chevrolet is touting as “the most track capable Camaro ever” sold for a staggering final bid of $250,000 with 100% of the hammer price going to benefit United Way.
Chevrolet has established a new production car performance benchmark with the introduction of the 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE. The ‘18 Camaro ZL1 1LE takes the track-focused 1LE formula to an unprecedented level by incorporating racing-based suspension and aero technologies, as well as exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R summer-only tires,* in an extreme track performance package.
Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer, put it this way, “The track-focused 1LE package offers progressive levels of performance across the Camaro lineup, from the V6 1LE to the SS 1LE, but with the new ZL1 1LE, the progression takes a quantum leap — this is the ultimate track-day Camaro.” Preliminary testing shows that the new ZL1 1LE is 3 seconds faster than the standard ZL1 Coupe around General Motors’ 2.9-mile, 18-turn Milford Road Course test track.
Stay tuned to The BLOCK this week, we’re going to give you an exclusive look at the highest-grossing Chevys from the 2017 Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach.
Asset photo courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Auction Co, LLC
*Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to https://my.chevrolet.com/learn/tires(link is external) or see your dealer.