if that does go through wouldnt be suprised cause if they used the LS3 it would somewhat compete with the vette. They could also use the LS3 and rate it less than the vette like they did for the 4th gen. LS1's
__________________ 1997 RS wrecked | 1998 Z28 - bolt ons - sold | 2010 SS - bolt ons - sold | 2002 torch red z06 - Stock
any camaro that puts out 500hp will be probably 5-8k less than a z06 IMO, anyways I think it will either be a hybrid or atleast DOD, I think they will do the same as the mustang if there even will be a 500hp camaro...probably whatever engine they decide to use that will make around 400 for the z28 and ss, and maybe a special package for the 500 will just have a supercharger on it...
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If they do a real,non hybrid V8 , it'll be the LS3, and will carry quite the price tag. If there is a "special" Camaro, say ala ZR1, then it may have the LS7 or LS9(I wouldn't bet on the LS9, beside, the 427 emblem looks right at home on the hood of a Camaro). Neither of the engine options for the Camaro will endanger the Corvette, as even the upperdeck version of the Camaro, if it happens as a LS7, will weigh 400-500lbs more than the base vette at 436HP. We've all seen what 500 HP in a 4000 lb car stock is like w/ the GT500 (12.5 second 1/4 mile upper average).Top speed may be severly limited in the base/hybrid models as well, ala the GTR (116MPH top speed for USA unless Nissan turns off the nanny for you).
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how long has it been since the prototype was released??? I've been waiting years for this car and it keeps getting pushed back...At this rate i'll be dead before i see one...I don't care what engine is in it, i just want to know when there is one available at a dealership in which i can purchase and drive...
Think turbo six cylinder ! Hell , Camaro may not even make to the showrooms . Some are predicting "DOA" dead on arrival !
That is pretty depressing. I guess if this thing turns south, I can mod the hell out of my '99, but I'm going to hold on to some optimism that GM will sort this all out, and we will get the car we are hoping for, with another engine "touched by God."
I'm going to hold on to some optimism that GM will sort this all out, and we will get the car we are hoping for, with another engine "touched by God."
AMEN to that. We need another great engine. +400 hp for the base V8 to be able to kill Mustangs, and a +500 hp to kill them Cobras and Shelbys. Like some of you say, a Ls7 Camaro wouldn't challenge the almighty Z06 because of the weigh, so why not a Ls7?