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Old 07-18-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Video: Talking Z/28 with Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser!

Special guest Al Oppenheiser, Chief Engineer at General Motors, sits down with Jessi Lang, Carlos Lago, Elana Scherr and Scott Evans to talk about the new Camaro Z/28.

While the street/track ZL1 utilizes a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 to provide its 580 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque, the Z/28 utilizes the outgoing Corvette Z06's 7.0-liter naturally aspirated LS7 V-8. Final power figures have not been announced, but Chevrolet promises at least 500 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The LS7 was selected over the supercharged LSA for its broad torque curve and high 7000-rpm redline, which makes it well-suited for high-speed track driving. Both the engine and Tremec TR606 six-speed manual transmission, the only available, have dedicated high-capacity cooling systems.
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