I took the 2019 Camaro Turbo 1LE to the track

The battle is no longer just Camaro versus Mustang. The 2019 Camaro Turbo 1LE is the tip of a new spear for Chevrolet: an entry-level track car with a key differentiator that sets it apart from what its rivals – beyond simply Ford – are offering: it’s all under warranty, should something blow up on the track. Final pricing hasn’t been confirmed but, with a sticker expected to fall somewhere inside $30-$35k, the Camaro Turbo 1LE is on course to be appealingly affordable, too. Still, is that appealing enough to sway would-be buyers in this increasingly competitive segment?

It goes without saying that the 2019 Camaro Turbo 1LE’s arch rival is the 2019 Mustang EcoBoost. So much so, in fact, that Chevy went without saying it. Instead, it name-checked a list of rivals you might not ordinarily include in a pony car showdown. The Hyundai Veloster N, for example, along with the Ford Focus ST/RS, the Honda Civic SI/Type-R, Subaru’s BRZ tS and yes, the WRX/STI, too. Even the Kia Stinger is on the new Camaro’s agenda.

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