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The Chevrolet Camaro is back in Vegas at the SEMA Auto Show and just like last year, it brings plenty of iterations for the Bumblebee base vehicle.

The 1LE Concept is a modern-day take on the legendary 1LE option code designation that Camaro fans the world over have come to love. It’s only a concept - major bummer! - but it does combine the best of both worlds from the SS and the ZL1 to offer a true race-ready program.

“The Camaro 1LE concept is all about the track,” said Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer for the Camaro. “It’s an all-out race car package that pays tribute to that special option from the past.”

Dressed in a Victory Red finish with a flat black hood and hash mark extensions, the Camaro 1LE Concept is the picture of awesomeness. The car also carries a satin black splitter, rocker panels, a rear spoiler, a sport suspension system that features Magnetic Ride Control, a shock tower brace, dual exhaust outlets, and a set of 20" racing wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G tires with Brembo brakes.

Inside, the Camaro 1LE Concept was dressed in a black leather light stone stitching. It also has a graphite silver doors and instrument panel inserts, a ZL1 flat-bottom steering wheel and shifter, and a Chevrolet Accessories pedal kit.

There’s no telling what kind of powertrain it has, but rest assured, we’re frothing at the mouth just thinking about all the possibilities.

Updated 11/08/2011: We have added new images of the Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Concept from its official debut at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show. Check them out in the picture gallery.


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  (449) posted on 12.7.2011

What more could I ask with a muscled vehicle? smiley Well, Chevrolet really secured that car lover could not ask for more on their car, which is truly very satisfying, from its lovely looks into their impressive powertrain.

  (594) posted on 11.14.2011

This muscled car is truly looks so classy and elegant on its sleek body paint, and no wonder that it is a Bumblebee base vehicle. smiley Anyway, what will be the engine specification of this concept?

  (428) posted on 11.9.2011

I must say that I would still prefer my Camaro 1LE to be in a red body paint. smiley Anyway, this one is truly looking so cool and awesome on its aesthetic design, and I can say that I’m not worrying about what will be the speed performance of it.

  (374) posted on 11.9.2011

Bumblebee is really very popular nowadays! And I must say that these iterations of them on this 1LE concept is absolutely look so awesome. I’m also glad that it can offer a true race-ready program.

  (449) posted on 11.8.2011

I really admire Camaro cars because in spite of having only simple detailing and design, they still look so awesome, just like this new concept of them. The 1LE concept seems like a complete package for a race car.

  (453) posted on 11.4.2011

This concept of Chevrolet is already striking and looking so awesome on its black and red body paint, and although it only looks like their other muscled car, I still can say that it is very impressive.

  (459) posted on 11.2.2011

The wheels of this one, is looking so cool on this concept! Well, I hope to see this awesome muscled car soon. smiley By the way, this one is no doubt, inspired by a bumblebee car! It looks so impressive.

  (317) posted on 11.1.2011

This 1LE concept is really a great package for all car lovers. I just only hope that they will also use an impressive engine and powerful horsepower for this awesome concept of them.

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