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Tran 09-28-2010 03:23 AM

2011/2012 Camaro Z28 LSA Engine and Hood Design Revealed!
 
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As reported on Homepage.

We bring you visual proof of the Camaro Z28 prototype testing with the supercharged LSA motor (same as that used in the CTS-V). Even if one thinks it's suspicious that a test prototype's engine would have any sort of engine cover bearing the name of the engine, the motor underneath does appear to be that LSA upon visual inspection.

For those not familiar with the LSA engine, it's a 6.2L supercharged engine SAE certified at 556hp @ 6100rpm and 551 lb-ft torque @ 3800rpm :confused0068: That does not mean that the Camaro will come with the same power though. We could possibly see less or even MORE power.

Also seen clearly for the first time is the design of the Camaro Z28 prototype hood. There looks to be a two-row heat extractor vents design (we've reposted an older photo from the top-down angle for an additional view). Keep in mind however, there's no guarantees that this is the final hood design of the Camaro Z28.

And finally, a Z28 prototype has been spotted in what appears to be aqua blue metallic (or a similar blue color). Previous prototypes have all been red.

The wheels are 20" SP550 anodized black - 20x10 front and 20x11 rears. Wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires.

See all of our previous Camaro Z28 coverage here: http://www.camaro5.com/index.php?s=camaro+z28



UPDATED with photos from Midlife Motors (cars spotted in Colorado):

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Mindz 09-28-2010 03:46 AM

Finally we get something revealed. Too late for me, but it's nice that the Z is on it's way!

Edge.128 09-28-2010 03:46 AM

nice to see a medium blue back.

cool engine, the hood looks ok but there are better ones out there I think.

khabboub 09-28-2010 03:55 AM

that hood is going to be a nice addition.

im pretty excited for this.

khabboub 09-28-2010 03:55 AM

oh and those fog lights look like they are a little high.

Dalton22 09-28-2010 03:55 AM

wow exciting! I hope they keep testing, until its better than the gt500 in every aspect.

Punk_rider 09-28-2010 04:07 AM

Me likey mucho!

Dalton22 09-28-2010 04:07 AM

Carroll Shelby just sharted himself

2010SSRSM6 09-28-2010 04:08 AM

I think it should be noted that this paticular version had the LSA out of the CTS-V. It is a posibility that the others did not. Where these are test mules, they could be using several different configurations to see which one they like best. I'll keep my SS and add a SC and keep up. :D Love the front facia though. I can see that making its way onto my car.

Scarrzz 09-28-2010 04:17 AM

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I feel all tingley. I get like that when I'm teased unmercifully.

I REALLY like the Leno hood, but I won't poop upon this without a proper viewing.

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jbriggs 09-28-2010 04:25 AM

I like the 2" reciever hitch! Haha jk

25thanniversary 09-28-2010 04:28 AM

:bow::bow::bow::bow:

mdky2kss 09-28-2010 04:40 AM

Very nice! Looks like the Supercharged LSA is definitely in and not the LS7 that some are hoping for. I can't wait to see the finished product. The blue one almost looks like it has a different hood. It might be the angle, but it looks like it has an intake/ raised area near the front of the hood and the other ones are a little farther back on the hood.

xx_ED_xx 09-28-2010 04:50 AM

Must be a hard job test driving a new camaro
:drinking:

xx_ED_xx 09-28-2010 04:51 AM

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Originally Posted by jbriggs (Post 2378793)
I like the 2" reciever hitch! Haha jk

Typical camaro owner... "Honey! We don't need a truck I got a camaro."

Big Brunsy 09-28-2010 04:51 AM

so has the red one been around for quite some time?? It has chicklets on the fender

DDA_Skull 09-28-2010 04:58 AM

My wish was for the ZR1 to have gotten an engine upgrade and the Z28 to have gotten the LS9. It would have really given the shelby a push. It would have needed to be reengineered. But oh well it will still kick some puppy chow tail anyway

brick777 09-28-2010 05:08 AM

In regard to the hood design and more specifically the openings, I was told at the last SEMA event by a chevrolet official, that the Jay Leno car had similar openings which helped with downforce on the front end. Perhaps just maybe, these openings have that similar function???

Al 09-28-2010 05:13 AM

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Originally Posted by khabboub (Post 2378775)
oh and those fog lights look like they are a little high.

Could it be they had to raise them for the new cold air intake scoops just below them??????

:thumbup:

KJS 09-28-2010 05:44 AM

Excellent!!!

MG 09-28-2010 06:12 AM

What are the chances that is not really an LSA?

newagemuscle 09-28-2010 06:22 AM

This is exactly what my inside friend described to be months back. If his HP figures are correct... look out GT500.

ZYA_LTR 09-28-2010 06:23 AM

Looks like they are recording a bunch of various temps in the engine bay...wonder if they are worried about colling in the camaro engine compartment as opposed to the vette's. Or they just record a standard group of temp channels for all testing.

steddy2112 09-28-2010 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by khabboub (Post 2378775)
oh and those fog lights look like they are a little high.

Not if they're trying to add brake cooling ducts.

Also the tires they're running around on appear to Pirelli R-comps.

Note the hood has hood pins too.

May be a hood option where as the existing hood would still come on the a 'base' Z?

I have been heir lurk around here for some time now, and if the Z is a drivers version of the SS with an LSA under the hood it has an honest chance to catch back up to it's less portly adversary pre Alpha Camaro.

I like where this is going. I just hope they make it so the hardcore want the Z's and the people who want the comfy, pretty darn well performing car stick to the SS. If that is case, the sky is the limit with the Z

LostInMoscow 09-28-2010 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by mdky2kss (Post 2378802)
The blue one almost looks like it has a different hood. It might be the angle, but it looks like it has an intake/ raised area near the front of the hood and the other ones are a little farther back on the hood.

I agree, but it's hard to tell because there is a BIG BLACK cover on both of them! :mad0260:


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