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Old 12-15-2017, 12:09 AM   #1
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Camaro Z28 with LT5 Power Sounds Better Than Ever

This Torque News article sounds about right to me...
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The Camaro ZL1 1LE is a beast on the road course, but in a drag race with the likes of the Dodge Challenger or Charger with the Hellcat Hemi – the Chevy struggles

However, if the company swapped the LT5 in place of the LT4 and renamed the resulting vehicle the Camaro Z28, GM fans would have a real Hellcat killer on their hands.

Of course, with some simple chassis tuning, the Z28 would be able to offer comparable handling to the ZL1 1LE while being considerably quicker and faster with all of that extra power.

Should Chevrolet introduce an LT5-powered Camaro, the company will almost certainly give the Corvette ZR1 a year or two to lead the lineup on its own.

However, I believe that seeing an LT5-powered Camaro is only a matter time, so Chevy fans could soon have a car which should comfortably outrun the Dodge Hellcat cars.

MORE: https://www.torquenews.com/106/new-c...ds-better-ever
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Old 12-15-2017, 02:26 AM   #2
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GM has already said the Camaro won’t exceed the Hellcat in power.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:26 AM   #3
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Gm fans lol. I owned 2 3rd gen Z28 and 1 5th gen Z/28. I don't want nothing outside of a NA engine in a Z/28 or Z28 ever lol. Small cube or large cube as long as it's NA. Me personal I'll take small cube like COPO 302 small cube. But that's just me

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Old 12-15-2017, 10:46 AM   #4
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This Torque News article sounds about right to me...
I actually am friends with that writer, and have been for more than a decade. He and I had a convo about the LT5 never seeing the Camaro, much less the Z/28.

Honestly, I just don't see a Z/28 happening at all...
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:50 AM   #5
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Since everyone takes Al’s quotes from conversations as gospel.....I’ve seen him on video saying the z28 will ALWAYS be naturally aspirated.

Plus this article also misses by comparing a purpose built track Camaro to a Hellcat, while ignoring other Camaro offerings that are faster down a drag strip.
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Old 12-15-2017, 01:13 PM   #6
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I think if it happens it will be a 1/4 monster and not track. 19 is the 50th anniversary of the ZL1, the most powerful Camaro produced at the time.
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Old 12-15-2017, 01:44 PM   #7
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Since everyone takes Al’s quotes from conversations as gospel.....I’ve seen him on video saying the z28 will ALWAYS be naturally aspirated.

Plus this article also misses by comparing a purpose built track Camaro to a Hellcat, while ignoring other Camaro offerings that are faster down a drag strip.
Biggest thing here is that adding that kind of power to a Camaro would automatically draw Hellcat/Demon comparisons since Ford doesn't really have anything yet to compare with.

Additionally, Patrick has had more seat time in high end performance vehicles than most on this site. His comments are based more in true application than just speculation.
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:57 PM   #8
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GM has already said the Camaro won’t exceed the Hellcat in power.
I guess I missed that announcement. When did they say that?
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Old 12-16-2017, 02:57 AM   #9
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I guess I missed that announcement. When did they say that?
It was a while back. I'll have to see if I can track it down.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:55 PM   #10
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the next Gen Chevy engines are going into production soon and one is a turbo V8 named the LT7. I have proof of that statement, but I have no idea what cars the engine will be in
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:04 PM   #11
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the next Gen Chevy engines are going into production soon and one is a turbo V8 named the LT7. I have proof of that statement, but I have no idea what cars the engine will be in
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:16 AM   #12
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Yup. I wasn’t gonna post it just for the sake of the source, but that’s the evidence. The Corvette Forum has been going nuts lately.
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:14 PM   #13
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Cadillac....4.2l twin turbo as well
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Guarantee that engine is for the mid engine C8 coming.
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