This 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS 1LE is known as the 1Lap1LE, and it is quite simply one of the baddest muscle cars out there. Long-time MC&T readers may recall our September write up of this glorious track-day weapon, in which we discussed the entire build history of the car. The Chevrolet Camaro 1Lap1LE has proven to be quite successful during its racing career in the SCCA, including taking home a class victory at the famous One Lap Of America event. Now though, it’s owner is ready to part ways with it. As a result, it is currently listed for sale on Facebook Marketplace.
The Chevrolet Camaro 1Lap1LE was built and owned by Chris Vanderwolk, who entered into the 2017 SCCA Solo Nationals three days after getting it home. Since then, the car has undergone a dramatic transformation in the name of on-track performance. The 6.2L LT1 V8 engine has been upgraded with a 2.9L Whipple supercharger, Kooks 2-inch headers, “Green” cats, and a 3-inch X-pipe dumped into the factory NPP muffler. The fueling was upgraded to the LT4’s high pressure fuel pump and injectors, and the throttle body is borrowed from the C7 ZR1’s LT5 engine. A Setrab Oil Cooler combined with a Roto-fab Big Gulp air intake round out the hardware changes.
The car was tuned by Steven Rankins, and makes 663 wheel horsepower and 623 lb-ft of torque on E70. The seller does note that ambient temperatures on that August test day were near 100 degrees, which suggests this car has more to give. Either way, this thing is significantly more powerful than any Camaro that Chevy will sell you.
Big power in this Chevrolet Camaro isn’t enough to be successful in the One Lap of America event, and as such this build goes far beyond the motor. The factory suspension system has been upgraded with MCS two-way non-remote dampers, as well as camber plates and weight jackers by Ground Control. The car also features a properly large rear wing by GOODAero. The brakes are largely OEM, except they now feature Castrol SRF brake fluid and Ferodo DS2500 pads. A set of Garage Therapy brake ducts aid in cooling the stoppers around the track. The suspension is put to the ground via a set of 19×12 Apex ARC-8s, with 325/30/19 Goodyear Supercar3s on each corner.
The bodywork has been adjusted too, following a slight incident with a tire wall at NCM’s famously tricky “Deception.” The Chevrolet Camaro 1Lap1LE now features the wider Camaro ZL1 1LE bodywork, as well as Race Louvers hood and fender vents for improved cooling and aero. Inside you’ll find a set of OMP WRC-R seats with Brey Krause mounts, some Sabelt 6 point camlocks, and a Garage Therapy Chromoly 4 Point Bolt-In roll bar with Rear Seat Delete. The seats and belts are both FIA-Certified through 2024, so there is no worry there.
The Chevrolet Camaro 1Lap1LE is currently located in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, and carries an asking price of just $42,000. Considering the level of performance available from this thing, and its success in motorsports, that is one hell of a deal. If you are in the market for a usable track day car, why look any further?