Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com

Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/index.php)
-   Forced Induction - V8 (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=74)
-   -   SEMA Preview: GM Performance Parts 638-hp LS9 Crate engine (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9018)

CamaroSSforme 10-28-2008 02:55 PM

SEMA Preview: GM Performance Parts 638-hp LS9 Crate engine
 
Here it is folks..make your own Z/28

General Motors has announced that the blown beastie that lives under the hood of the Corvette ZR1 will be available as a crate motor next fall and our head is spinning with the swap possibilities.

With 639 hp and 604 lb.-ft. of twist available from the 6.2-liter supercharged V8, and dimensions shared by the LS3, any number of vehicles could make a happy home for the LS9. According to GM, the engine comes fully dressed, with an ignition system, exhaust manifolds and supercharger, and only needs an external oil tank and coolant tank (for the charge cooler), an ECU and wiring harness.

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/10/28/s...-crate-engine/

Yeahyouknwit 10-28-2008 02:58 PM

how much would that beast cost?

The_Blur 10-28-2008 03:13 PM

Firstly, this would not make your car a Z28 clone because there is no Z28 to clone. In other words, you cannot make your own Z28.

Secondly, this would cost way more than you are willing to spend on a Camaro.

radz28 10-28-2008 03:13 PM

I'm thinking about $10K... Ouch! That would put my SS dang near $50K! Youch!!! LSA for me :D

Camaro_Corvette 10-28-2008 03:14 PM

^probably more than that. Plus what sucks is they didn't put the camaro in the poll, i would have definitely voted for it.

Txturbo 10-28-2008 03:16 PM

I think it would be closer to $20K

CamaroSSforme 10-28-2008 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_Blur (Post 174397)
Firstly, this would not make your car a Z28 clone because there is no Z28 to clone. In other words, you cannot make your own Z28.

Secondly, this would cost way more than you are willing to spend on a Camaro.

God almighty guy....did you really need to waste time explaining that the LS9 wouldn 't REALLY make it a Z/28???

Why thank you captain obvious.

The point was that this is what a few expected to be in the Z/28 (or more specifically the LSA)

rolnslo 10-28-2008 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by radz282003 (Post 174398)
I'm thinking about $10K... Ouch! That would put my SS dang near $50K! Youch!!! LSA for me :D

I'd plan it being more than that. Street prices for the LS7 are around $13.5k-$15.5k.

headpunter 10-28-2008 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Txturbo (Post 174405)
I think it would be closer to $20K

ding ding

Crowley 10-28-2008 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Txturbo (Post 174405)
I think it would be closer to $20K

Ouch ... hmmmm wonder how much the ford 5.4L 32V S/C motor is :popcorn:

Edit .. found one with some performance parts on it ....

18.1k or so so 20k wouldn't be unreasonable ...

http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...KeyField=10261

That being said, I wonder how much to put in some forged internals, lower the compression and put some aftermarket s/c or turbos on it .... I bet you could do it for under 20k ..

Crowley

The_Blur 10-28-2008 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CamaroSSforme (Post 174406)
God almighty guy....did you really need to waste time explaining that the LS9 wouldn 't REALLY make it a Z/28???

Why thank you captain obvious.

The point was that this is what a few expected to be in the Z/28 (or more specifically the LSA)

:laugh: I don't want anyone to read it wrong and think that a Z28 has been confirmed.

Don't tell people about my secret identity, Captain Obvious, because it will give away my true identity to my enemies. :sm0:

A lot of people for some reason expected the Z28 to be the LSA or LS9. The problem is that they are expecting it when they should merely be hoping for it. When we put expectations like these on GM, a lot of people get disappointed when the reality is that the Camaro is neither GM's flagship nor the top moneymaker. GM has a lot of other platforms to improve and build before a Z28 becomes a top priority. Hopefully, GM is hugely profitable again in a couple of years, and a Z28 becomes a real possibility. Until then, we should hope, not expect, that GM again builds performance editions, like the Z28. :thumbsup:

DGthe3 10-28-2008 04:42 PM

I'd guess it will be about 20k as well, which would make it impossible for a sub 50k Z28.

baileyrx 10-28-2008 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DGthe3 (Post 174508)
I'd guess it will be about 20k as well, which would make it impossible for a sub 50k Z28.

dont forget to minus the cost of the ls3 you won't be using:)

carfansince73 10-28-2008 04:49 PM

1 Attachment(s)
I read on Edmunds that the ZR1 can smoke the tires in third gear at 75mph. Who the heck would want to do that in their Camaro?? ;) :burnrubber:


Edit: I should have said those sticky size 335mm rear tires. :D


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.