: Looks like the Z28 is coming after all and it's got an LSA



CIWS
07-25-10, 08:11 AM
"hot off the presses" ;)


http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=148309&d=1279923046

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=148308&d=1279923036


http://www.camaro5.com/2012-camaro-z28-with-62l-supercharged-v8-spotted-and-confirmed



"This Camaro Z28 was captured out testing with several other Camaros, as well as a Mustang GT500 (for comparison of course).

Seen prominently, even with the front covering is a much lower front fascia with large intakes. You can make out the shape despite the covering and it resembles the latest Transformers 3 Bumblebee Camaro front fascia. The hood cowl also looks to be more prominent than on standard Camaro.

The wheels are 20″ SP550 anodized black - 20×10 front and 20×11 rears. Wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. The brake calipers very much resemble those from the CTS-V.

Quad exhaust (dual pipes per side) are at the rear, and the photographer described the sound from this car as “nothing short of unholy!”

Best part is, GM was courteous enough to tape the engine specs on the dash: 6.2L supercharged V8, with Auto Transmission."

Stingroo
07-25-10, 08:26 AM
Saw this the other day on LSXTV.com. Sweeeeeeeeet.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-25-10, 08:47 AM
Exceptional.

Rolex
07-25-10, 09:51 AM
:drool::drool::drool::drool: out of :drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:

V-Eight
07-25-10, 10:01 AM
That car is gonna clean up!

Florian
07-25-10, 02:40 PM
its still one heavy ass car....3800 lbs, no?

F

V-Eight
07-25-10, 03:49 PM
its still one heavy ass car....3800 lbs, no?

F

I wonder if they'll use some weight saving materials in the z/28?

Probably not, but it would be nice.

CTSV4now
07-28-10, 10:40 AM
That can't be a GM vehicle. The wheel well gaps are not large enough.

AlBundy
07-28-10, 02:42 PM
Sweeeeeeeeet.

Jon
07-28-10, 08:25 PM
I'm gonna say de-tuned LS9 with 604hp

93DevilleUSMC
07-28-10, 08:30 PM
FINALLY GM gives us a GT500-killer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aron9000
07-28-10, 10:41 PM
Awesome!!!!!! I'm betting the LSA motor is identical to the one in the CTS-V. Should be a little quicker than the V if it weighs less. I'm hoping GM takes a no holds bar approach with this car and uses aluminum in the suspension links, hood, doors, fenders, everywhere it can. I read a test review of the new GT500, its priced between 50-60k depending on options, so I'm expecting the Z28 to be priced around that and step all over the toes of the Corvette.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-29-10, 08:45 PM
So is this kinda like the ZL-1 Camaro back in '69? Super high powered, and getting in close to the Corvette?

LS1Mike
07-29-10, 09:51 PM
its still one heavy ass car....3800 lbs, no?

F

So was the 03-04 Cobra and that thing is no slouch.

This LSA powered Camaro promises to be pretty Yummy!

93DevilleUSMC
07-29-10, 11:12 PM
So is this kinda like the ZL-1 Camaro back in '69? Super high powered, and getting in close to the Corvette?

Not really. The ZL-1s were one-off, drag-strip ready, and technically not supposed to exist due to GM's ban on anything bigger than a 400 in a production car. The ZL-1 427s were meant to be used as racing engines only, but a few dealers found loopholes in the Central Office Production Order (COPO) system that allowed these monster 427 Camaros to be produced.

This new Z/28 is more in line with past Z/28s...low-volume and the closest camaro you could get to a Corvette, but available as a regular production Camaro. Again, the ZL-1s weren't regular production Camaros by any means. They were something much, much more special.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-30-10, 12:32 AM
I guess I'm sorta confused. In 1969, the fastest Camaro was the SS396 375hp, right? I remember reading that the original Z28, with it's 302, wasn't the stoplight machine that the SS396 was, but rather a track car that was fast as long as the engine was kept in it's peak areas, which was high RPM. It was meant for road racing, not drag racing. Sooo...in 1969, what was the top end Camaro, the Z28 or SS396??

V-Eight
07-30-10, 12:57 AM
I guess I'm sorta confused. In 1969, the fastest Camaro was the SS396 375hp, right? I remember reading that the original Z28, with it's 302, wasn't the stoplight machine that the SS396 was, but rather a track car that was fast as long as the engine was kept in it's peak areas, which was high RPM. It was meant for road racing, not drag racing. Sooo...in 1969, what was the top end Camaro, the Z28 or SS396??

I've be wondering the same thing.

93DevilleUSMC
07-30-10, 09:17 AM
I guess I'm sorta confused. In 1969, the fastest Camaro was the SS396 375hp, right? I remember reading that the original Z28, with it's 302, wasn't the stoplight machine that the SS396 was, but rather a track car that was fast as long as the engine was kept in it's peak areas, which was high RPM. It was meant for road racing, not drag racing. Sooo...in 1969, what was the top end Camaro, the Z28 or SS396??

You're right. Motor trend ran a 396-powered SS against a Z/28, and the 396 did have the advantange off the line, although the /Z28 was close behind. When both cars got to the top end, the 396 fell out and the Z/28 woke up, especially between 5-7,000 RPM.

Officially, the SS396 was the top end Camaro, as the ZL-1 was kept for only those in the know, and the Z/28 was officially only a special edition named after a racing model. Buut if you asked me which one I would consider the Holy Grail of `69 Camaros, I would say the Z/28.

CadillacSTS42005
07-30-10, 09:24 AM
Yenko 427, were every bit as bad ass as the ZL-1s and could be had off the dealer lot at Don Yenko Chevy, no need to be in the know for that...

The only Camaros which have come close and SURPASSED the Yenko/COPO/ZL-1s were the GMMG Blackhawks and GMMG ZL1 SS. Sick little f bods boasting major modifications oh and they were sold by Pontiac/Chevy dealers so they came with warranties...

http://www.gmmginc.net/

http://gmmginc.net/programs/ZL1/
http://gmmginc.net/programs/Blackbird/

The exhaust sounds better than my Magnaflow and the Corsa that replaced it on my 98 SS even with full off road headers and y pipe

http://gmmginc.net/Exhaust/

93DevilleUSMC
07-31-10, 09:50 AM
Didn't Nickey Chevrolet do a 2002 Camaro with 1,000HP?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-31-10, 10:10 AM
A friend of mine went through Cannonsburg PA for work a few years back, and stopped off at what was the original Yenko dealer and took this picture.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/12/Yenko_Chevrolet.jpg/800px-Yenko_Chevrolet.jpg

I wonder what happened to them, why'd they go out of business?

Stingroo
07-31-10, 10:34 AM
Yenko sold the dealership in 1982. And apparently he died in 1987 in a small plane crash.