I believe the Gen V will have an excellent V8. Look at the majority of the previous models... The Camaro typically has the base 'Vette engine in her. 1993-1997 Camaro; lt1 (detuned)
1998-2002 SS & Z28; ls1 (detuned).
1998-2004 Corvette; ls1.
2005-2006 GTO (Camaro/ Firebird's sad replacement) ls2.
2005-2006 Corvette; ls2.
There is an obvious pattern here. What is everyone concerned for? More than likely, whatever the '09 base 'Vette has, the '09 Camaro will have, tuned down about 20-30 horses, or so. It'll be okay.