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detltu 04-06-2013 09:08 AM

LS7 Engine Build option
 
Will we have the option to build our own engine for the Z/28? I'm still torn between the ZL1 and the new Z/28, but the option to build my own engine might be too much to pass up. What do you think?

Bad@ssCamaro 04-06-2013 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by detltu (Post 6389701)
Will we have the option to build our own engine for the Z/28? I'm still torn between the ZL1 and the new Z/28, but the option to build my own engine might be too much to pass up. What do you think?

I'm afraid not, this ain't the '60's anymore. :biggrin:

POWERFREAK 04-06-2013 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Bad@ssCamaro (Post 6389724)
I'm afraid not, this ain't the 60's anymore. :biggrin:

Did they even do that in the 60's? They do it currently, just not something they've announced for the z/28 yet. It is an option on the zr1 and z06.

detltu 04-06-2013 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by POWERFREAK (Post 6389733)
Did they even do that in the 60's? They do it currently, just not something they've announced for the z/28 yet. It is an option on the zr1 and z06.

Yeah I doubt that was an option in the 60's, but the Corvette program for the LS7 and LS9 always looked really cool to me.

jimmy5 04-06-2013 09:49 AM

I doubt they put the ls7 in the z/28.
If they did though, I may be trading in the ZL1 for a Z28. The forged internals will be a perfect platform to upgrade.

detltu 04-06-2013 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by jimmy5 (Post 6389853)
I doubt they put the ls7 in the z/28.
If they did though, I may be trading in the ZL1 for a Z28. The forged internals will be a perfect platform to upgrade.

The LS7 is already confirmed for the Z/28.

jimmy5 04-06-2013 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by detltu (Post 6389868)
The LS7 is already confirmed for the Z/28.

Yeah, I just read that, crap. Choices.

2SSRS@Gen5diy 04-06-2013 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by jimmy5 (Post 6389853)
I doubt they put the ls7 in the z/28.
If they did though, I may be trading in the ZL1 for a Z28. The forged internals will be a perfect platform to upgrade.

where have you been, it was the big deal at the NY auto show 2 weeks ago, LS7 and the Z/28 where shown for the first time.

LOWDOWN 04-06-2013 10:03 AM

The Customer Engine Build option for LS7/LS9 for Corvette is a $5,000+ option...

detltu 04-06-2013 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by LOWDOWN (Post 6389906)
The Customer Engine Build option for LS7/LS9 for Corvette is a $5,000+ option...

I would totally do it too.

NASTY99Z28 04-06-2013 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by jimmy5 (Post 6389882)
Yeah, I just read that, crap. Choices.

You must have a nice rock.:lol:

14pilot 04-06-2013 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by LOWDOWN (Post 6389906)
The Customer Engine Build option for LS7/LS9 for Corvette is a $5,000+ option...

No biggie...

Anyone dropping $100,000 on a new Z/28 can afford both the $5,000 engine build option and the travel expenses and time away from business to do it.

Bad@ssCamaro 04-06-2013 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by POWERFREAK (Post 6389733)
Did they even do that in the 60's? They do it currently, just not something they've announced for the z/28 yet. It is an option on the zr1 and z06.

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Originally Posted by detltu (Post 6389809)
Yeah I doubt that was an option in the 60's, but the Corvette program for the LS7 and LS9 always looked really cool to me.

My bad, I thought you meant having engine options. :sorry: There has been no mention of a program like they have for the Corvette's for building your own engine(with the guidance of a GM engine builder)

gmen09 04-06-2013 09:37 PM

You can also do it with the corvette grand sport if you choose a manual transmission, because the hand built ls3 that it comes with is built in the same plant as the ls7 and ls9!

jeffgtx 04-10-2013 11:24 PM

The engine build experience is worth every penny. I hope they extend it to the z28. They also offer it as a crate engine option. The only potential issue I see is the fact that the hand built engine line is moving from MI to KY. That might cause a timing problem.

KarFan 04-11-2013 01:44 AM

I would hope GM extends the performance engine build experience to the Z/28.

One thing of note is that the new Performance Engine Build Center is being relocated from its current Wixom, MI to the Bowling Green KY Corvette assembly plant in Q1 2014.

This is just about the time the C7 and Z/28 go into production.

GM wants to add the experience of seeing engines built to the Corvette plant tour and in some cases product delivery.

Based on this and the supercar exclusiveness the Z/28 is likely to have I would think those LS7's destined for Camaro duty will get the same special treatment as those have been for super Vettes, for a cost.

sho928 04-11-2013 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by jeffgtx (Post 6409916)
The engine build experience is worth every penny. I hope they extend it to the z28. They also offer it as a crate engine option. The only potential issue I see is the fact that the hand built engine line is moving from MI to KY. That might cause a timing problem.


Although I can not speak from experience, I would have to agree.

Any useful training course these days is $ 3,000+ per week.

In the old days not knowing some of the tricks and quality control checks was of little consequence on an $ 800.00 engine build, just start it up, if it goes (good), if it blows (build another).

Thus (for me) I would have much more confidence (from the build experience) if I was to rebuild $ 13,000.00 worth of parts on my own.


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