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Old 09-28-2010, 02:23 AM   #1
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Exclamation 2011/2012 Camaro Z28 LSA Engine and Hood Design Revealed!

As reported on Homepage.

We bring you visual proof of the Camaro Z28 prototype testing with the supercharged LSA motor (same as that used in the CTS-V). Even if one thinks it's suspicious that a test prototype's engine would have any sort of engine cover bearing the name of the engine, the motor underneath does appear to be that LSA upon visual inspection.

For those not familiar with the LSA engine, it's a 6.2L supercharged engine SAE certified at 556hp @ 6100rpm and 551 lb-ft torque @ 3800rpm That does not mean that the Camaro will come with the same power though. We could possibly see less or even MORE power.

Also seen clearly for the first time is the design of the Camaro Z28 prototype hood. There looks to be a two-row heat extractor vents design (we've reposted an older photo from the top-down angle for an additional view). Keep in mind however, there's no guarantees that this is the final hood design of the Camaro Z28.

And finally, a Z28 prototype has been spotted in what appears to be aqua blue metallic (or a similar blue color). Previous prototypes have all been red.

The wheels are 20" SP550 anodized black - 20x10 front and 20x11 rears. Wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires.

See all of our previous Camaro Z28 coverage here: http://www.camaro5.com/index.php?s=camaro+z28



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Old 09-28-2010, 02:46 AM   #2
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Finally we get something revealed. Too late for me, but it's nice that the Z is on it's way!
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:46 AM   #3
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nice to see a medium blue back.

cool engine, the hood looks ok but there are better ones out there I think.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:55 AM   #4
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that hood is going to be a nice addition.

im pretty excited for this.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:55 AM   #5
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oh and those fog lights look like they are a little high.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:55 AM   #6
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wow exciting! I hope they keep testing, until its better than the gt500 in every aspect.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:07 AM   #7
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:07 AM   #8
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Carroll Shelby just sharted himself
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:08 AM   #9
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I think it should be noted that this paticular version had the LSA out of the CTS-V. It is a posibility that the others did not. Where these are test mules, they could be using several different configurations to see which one they like best. I'll keep my SS and add a SC and keep up. Love the front facia though. I can see that making its way onto my car.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:17 AM   #10
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I feel all tingley. I get like that when I'm teased unmercifully.

I REALLY like the Leno hood, but I won't poop upon this without a proper viewing.

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Old 09-28-2010, 03:25 AM   #11
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I like the 2" reciever hitch! Haha jk
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:40 AM   #13
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Very nice! Looks like the Supercharged LSA is definitely in and not the LS7 that some are hoping for. I can't wait to see the finished product. The blue one almost looks like it has a different hood. It might be the angle, but it looks like it has an intake/ raised area near the front of the hood and the other ones are a little farther back on the hood.
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Must be a hard job test driving a new camaro
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so has the red one been around for quite some time?? It has chicklets on the fender
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:58 AM   #17
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My wish was for the ZR1 to have gotten an engine upgrade and the Z28 to have gotten the LS9. It would have really given the shelby a push. It would have needed to be reengineered. But oh well it will still kick some puppy chow tail anyway
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In regard to the hood design and more specifically the openings, I was told at the last SEMA event by a chevrolet official, that the Jay Leno car had similar openings which helped with downforce on the front end. Perhaps just maybe, these openings have that similar function???
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:13 AM   #19
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oh and those fog lights look like they are a little high.
Could it be they had to raise them for the new cold air intake scoops just below them??????

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Old 09-28-2010, 05:12 AM   #21
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What are the chances that is not really an LSA?
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:22 AM   #22
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This is exactly what my inside friend described to be months back. If his HP figures are correct... look out GT500.
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Looks like they are recording a bunch of various temps in the engine bay...wonder if they are worried about colling in the camaro engine compartment as opposed to the vette's. Or they just record a standard group of temp channels for all testing.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:31 AM   #24
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oh and those fog lights look like they are a little high.
Not if they're trying to add brake cooling ducts.

Also the tires they're running around on appear to Pirelli R-comps.

Note the hood has hood pins too.

May be a hood option where as the existing hood would still come on the a 'base' Z?

I have been heir lurk around here for some time now, and if the Z is a drivers version of the SS with an LSA under the hood it has an honest chance to catch back up to it's less portly adversary pre Alpha Camaro.

I like where this is going. I just hope they make it so the hardcore want the Z's and the people who want the comfy, pretty darn well performing car stick to the SS. If that is case, the sky is the limit with the Z
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The blue one almost looks like it has a different hood. It might be the angle, but it looks like it has an intake/ raised area near the front of the hood and the other ones are a little farther back on the hood.
I agree, but it's hard to tell because there is a BIG BLACK cover on both of them!
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