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Old 06-05-2007, 12:14 PM   #1
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Speculation of LS7 being in the 2009 SS

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=121028

This 1999 Chevrolet Z28 Camaro is no ordinary used car. It's a freaking street monster; a snarling, mean mother of a street racer that will chew you up and spit you out if you have the temerity to challenge it at a stoplight.

It's powered by a GM Performance Parts (GMPP) LS7 crate motor packing 505 (or more) horsepower, the same engine you'll find under the hood of a Z06 Corvette. In fact, GM Performance Parts built this car because it wants the world to know that the all-aluminum small-block V8 is for sale at any GM dealer's parts counter (or even online).

The other reason the motorheads at GMPP built this beast is because the coming '09 Camaro will probably have an SS edition available, which will be powered by this same engine right off the showroom floor.

Do it! Do it! Do it!

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Old 06-05-2007, 12:48 PM   #2
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Personaly I would be very surprised if the LS7 made its way into the camaro.. Possibly in a 100-1000 production #s, high priced limited edition but you wont be able to pick one up at a dealer unless you plan on paying vette z06 prices after markups..
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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Yeah...I wouldn't doubt that someone or some aftermarket company (maybe GMMG builds and delivers to Tom Henry, etc.) builds this and it hits showroom floors. I mean c'mon...someone out there knows if they build it, they will come. And...they'll sell all of them...at a much higher price. I firmly believe it will happen.
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:40 PM   #4
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If they do drop in an LS7, that will be the one I want, and the one I insist on getting.

I will cry like I am 8 years old if I can't get it too. I am very bitter about the dealer markup stuff. Yeah yeah, I understand capitalism, and I understand why dealer markups happen, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:56 PM   #5
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Hmmm - can you buy an LS7 off the shelf? Wonder what it would take to do a swap - even in smog-concsious California??

Hmmm...
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:44 PM   #6
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Did you guys read that last paragraph? Exciting quote from a guy at GMMP!

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"Holy crap!" we exclaimed. "What the freak was that? This should be a production car."

"Stick around for the '09 Camaro launch," was Meyer's response, both of us grinning and trying to catch our breath.
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:16 PM   #7
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I still don't believe it will get the LS7 in any version.
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Old 06-05-2007, 05:06 PM   #8
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Once again I am standing in the shadows, listening...... waiting.....wondering......What will happen next? All this excitement and for free too!
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Old 06-05-2007, 05:11 PM   #9
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Hmmm! Well there you go. An LS7 short block can be had for $6800 or so. So a swap would be EMINENTLY doable (if you can get it past the smog police). Are the heads different too? How much more is that gonna add? Definitely an option, though...
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Old 06-05-2007, 05:14 PM   #10
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http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=121028

This 1999 Chevrolet Z28 Camaro is no ordinary used car. It's a freaking street monster; a snarling, mean mother of a street racer that will chew you up and spit you out if you have the temerity to challenge it at a stoplight.

It's powered by a GM Performance Parts (GMPP) LS7 crate motor packing 505 (or more) horsepower, the same engine you'll find under the hood of a Z06 Corvette. In fact, GM Performance Parts built this car because it wants the world to know that the all-aluminum small-block V8 is for sale at any GM dealer's parts counter (or even online).

The other reason the motorheads at GMPP built this beast is because the coming '09 Camaro will probably have an SS edition available, which will be powered by this same engine right off the showroom floor.

Do it! Do it! Do it!

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LS7 is old news, maybe an LSA?
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Old 06-05-2007, 06:02 PM   #11
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I was on GMPP and found out that they also put one in an 06 GTO.

http://www.gmperformanceparts.com/Racing/ls7_gto.jsp
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Old 06-05-2007, 06:06 PM   #12
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I can see it, but it will be the equivalant of a Shelby, an expensive, suped-up Muscle Car.
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:59 AM   #13
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LS7 is old news, maybe an LSA?
OK 3....Inquiring minds want to know. What are you wrenching on right now and what is in the works? You can whisper, I won't tell anyone. You're killing me.

If you were a betting man, what engine do you think the top performing Camaro will get? If not the LS7 then how about the rumored 600HP 2009 CTS-V S/C power plant.

Either way I could be happy.

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Man 3whiterag has got the info, but he is just a big tease.
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