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Old 02-28-2017, 05:14 PM   #1
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Car & Driver: New Camaro Z/28 is still on the way with 700+ HP NA V8

This all sounds pretty far-fetched, click-baity...

http://blog.caranddriver.com/a-new-c...thing-we-know/

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The racy Camaro we previously caught in camo testing at the Nürburgring and elsewhere finally rolled forth this past weekend at festivities surrounding the Daytona 500, where Kurt Busch spoiled Chevy’s day in a Ford Fusion fielded by Stewart-Haas Racing. Bow-tie fans will take solace in this 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE, the latest and most potent volley in the eternal Camaro-Mustang-Challenger pony-car war.

Combining fresh aerodynamic, suspension, wheel, tire, and weight-saving components with the existing ZL1’s 650-hp LT4 supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, a six-speed manual transmission, and Brembo brakes yields what chief engineer Al Oppenheiser touts as “the ultimate track-day Camaro,” capable of chopping lap times around General Motors’ 2.9-mile Milford Road Course by a whopping three seconds.

Doubling up with some of the most prestigious badges from the Camaro’s half-century heritage had us (and most observers) wondering, “Hey, Al, what about the Z/28?” As a reminder, the illustrious Z-car was born in 1967 as a homologation special supporting the Camaro’s Trans-Am road-racing exploits. For months we’ve speculated that the car which bowed at Daytona would revive the Z/28 nameplate after a couple years’ hiatus. We stand corrected.

But do not count the Z/28 dead. To the contrary, Chevy is patiently saving its most vaunted muscle-car badge for the next bullet: a Camaro with 700 or more naturally aspirated horsepower and a chassis capable of spanking the other pony cars at the road course of their choosing.

Getting there will take a few more months. It remains a distinct possibility that the Z/28 could use a 750-ish-hp version of the supercharged pushrod small-block V-8 slated for the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1. But tantalizingly, as we speak, GM engine dynos already are revving the latest and what should be the greatest small-block V-8 ever conceived. Breaking cleanly from Ed Cole’s 1950s brilliance, the coming LT6 and LT7 designs finally will dispense with pushrods and two-valve combustion chambers.

We’re expecting this new engine family to combine aluminum block and head construction, dual overhead camshafts, four-valve combustion chambers, direct (possibly in combination with port) fuel injection, titanium connecting rods, and a flat crankshaft, with approximately 5.5 liters of displacement to produce the target power. Need we remind you that most of those specs also fit a bored-and-stroked Ferrari 458 Italia V-8? Peel your ears to hear Pavarotti serenading from heaven. The twin-turbo LT7 version will trade some of the exhaust aria for additional power, ā la Ferrari 488GTB.


These engines eventually will power the Camaros and Corvettes of your dreams as well as the hottest Cadillacs in GM’s arsenal. We’re estimating the sequence could begin with a Z/28 for the 2019 model year and continue with the C8 Corvette Z06 shortly thereafter. Cadillac will join the fray on its own schedule to run with BMW Ms, Mercedes-AMGs, Porsche Panameras, and the like. You heard it here first.
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:29 PM   #2
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Hopefully the LT7 is the big bore N/A motor, just sounds right
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:34 PM   #3
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Jeez! What more can they give a Camaro owner lol.
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:41 PM   #4
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Jeez! What more can they give a Camaro owner lol.
They can start by giving us what we want for once.
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:47 PM   #5
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700 hp from a 5.5 liter V8 outperforms the 4.5 liter Ferrari V8, which is the highest specific output production V8. I'm not saying it's impossible but it's highly unlikely.
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Old 02-28-2017, 06:22 PM   #6
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Although Automobile magazine states GM told them Z/28 name plate is for naturally aspirated engines only.... so who knows til it shows up.
http://www.automobilemag.com/news/20...514#sf58820514
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Old 02-28-2017, 06:24 PM   #7
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Jeez! What more can they give a Camaro owner lol.
I'll bite. More features/power/tech for less money in the lower priced cars
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Old 02-28-2017, 06:48 PM   #8
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The problem is the "Manana" thing. Ford has theirs out late last year in 2016. So Chevy won't be able to get there til 2019? so late 2017 for the 1le ZL1 or wait til mid 2019 for a brand new untested motor that will be great......but? I am not buying green bananas any more so I am supposed to wait for 3 years? I think the ZL1 will be the answer and it may be the straight up one as I really think the 10 speed is gonna be the Cat's Meow.
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:50 PM   #9
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The problem is the "Manana" thing. Ford has theirs out late last year in 2016. So Chevy won't be able to get there til 2019? so late 2017 for the 1le ZL1 or wait til mid 2019 for a brand new untested motor that will be great......but? I am not buying green bananas any more so I am supposed to wait for 3 years? I think the ZL1 will be the answer and it may be the straight up one as I really think the 10 speed is gonna be the Cat's Meow.
Isn't the ZL1 redundant with your 2016 Z06?

Why not enjoy the Z06 until the next Z/28 arrives - then it until the next Z06 arrives - seems like the perfect 2-3 year cycle!
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:25 PM   #10
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Stupid article
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:47 AM   #11
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Renewed Z/28 Rumors - 700HP NA

Interesting...

Could be why there has been zero LT5 discussion. Referenced within is a 700HP naturally aspirated LT6.

http://www.leftlanenews.com/next-cam...wer-94798.html
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:06 AM   #12
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Garbage article.
More click bait for advertising revenue.

Phrases like "Sources tell us", "Rumored to have achieved" and all the other meaningless dribble.

They all just take the same info/rumor and write crap about it. Then the next guy takes the same garbage makes it seem like they are sources and creates more lies. These people should be banned.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:39 AM   #13
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There's typically at least 20% truth amongst 80% of rumor/garbage. I agree it's hard to discern what that may be. Note "rumor" in the topic.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:56 AM   #14
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Doubt it, they couldn't make the power they wanted for the Z06 N/A and pass emissions. So they used the 650HP supercharged LT4. Why would they now be able to make even more power out of an N/A engine?
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it has more power...its available power is like a set kof double Ds (no matter where your face is... theyre everywhere) it has the suspension to mame it matter...(
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