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What’s a Chevrolet Camaro 1LE when it’s at home? A reason for much excitement to those initiated in Chevy’s arcane alphanumeric model variant naming structure. To those of you who aren’t, 1LE is the name given to a kit of factory-fitted parts that turn a standard V6 or V8 Camaro into a track-ready rocket ready to embarrass cars costing two and three times more. The name, in case you were wondering, officially stands for Track Performance Package, and first broke cover in 1989. Other fact: the Camaro is 50 this year. Why so much excitement about what is essentially a parts kit? Fair question. To answer that, you have to first understand what an extraordinary aftermarket parts operation GM Performance has become. In the same way that the whole of GM’s product line up has been transformed over past five years, its aftermarket parts division has, too. The range and quality of parts now available – as factory and/or dealer-fitted accessories so retain full warranty coverage – is nothing short of astonishing. We tried several cars fitted with a range of the parts and all felt better handling, faster than the stock cars. Yes, yes, but what about the 1LE?