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Old 12-21-2012, 02:33 AM   #188
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I'm not going to hold my breath, but I hope this is true. Because for me as a Z06 guy, that means parts will be available longer and the aftermarket will continue to grow, crate engines will be around longer, etc. etc.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:40 AM   #189
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I'm not going to hold my breath, but I hope this is true. Because for me as a Z06 guy, that means parts will be available longer and the aftermarket will continue to grow, crate engines will be around longer, etc. etc.
I've heard a rumour, so take this with a grain of salt, but I've heard that GM makes more money on the LS7 as a crate engine than they do with it in the Z06. So until something better comes along I'm sure they'll be cranking them out by hand at Wixom.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:48 AM   #190
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I've heard a rumour, so take this with a grain of salt, but I've heard that GM makes more money on the LS7 as a crate engine than they do with it in the Z06. So until something better comes along I'm sure they'll be cranking them out by hand at Wixom.
I wondered about that as well, that it would likely continue life or we may even see a Gen V version for crate form before we see that engine in a production car.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:51 AM   #191
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I wondered about that as well, that it would likely continue life or we may even see a Gen V version for crate form before we see that engine in a production car.
An LT7 would be very interesting. 570ish hp from a NA small block?
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:04 AM   #192
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I count the Camaro as a model. SS, ZL1, LS, etc are trims. The '1' or '2' prefixes would be sub-trims (1LT, 2SS, 1LS)
I only raise the issue because the vin card has no new "trims." So if the hype is true and to polish the language. Would the Z28 be offered as an option and not a trim? Similar to what the 1LE is?

That can't be right can it?

Could the LS7 equipped Camaro be anything other than a Z28?
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:07 AM   #193
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I was at the dealership today looking at a 1le, glad I didnt buy it. They also wanted to much. 5k mark up. I wonder what the price will be for an ls7 camaro. It better be below $50k. I am thinking around $45k would be perfect.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:21 AM   #194
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I only raise the issue because the vin card has no new "trims." So if the hype is true and to polish the language. Would the Z28 be offered as an option and not a trim? Similar to what the 1LE is?

That can't be right can it?

Could the LS7 equipped Camaro be anything other than a Z28?
Looks like the LS7 would be an option, like 1LE. If it can be combined with the 1LE I shall forever call it the Z28, regardless of what GM may decided to name such a combo.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:27 AM   #195
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I've heard a rumour, so take this with a grain of salt, but I've heard that GM makes more money on the LS7 as a crate engine than they do with it in the Z06. So until something better comes along I'm sure they'll be cranking them out by hand at Wixom.
I haven't heard that rumor specifically, but I wouldn't doubt it. The LS7 as a stand alone crate engine is in the neighborhood of $15K, and that is also without accessories.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:49 AM   #196
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I was at the dealership today looking at a 1le, glad I didnt buy it. They also wanted to much. 5k mark up. I wonder what the price will be for an ls7 camaro. It better be below $50k. I am thinking around $45k would be perfect.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:51 AM   #197
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I only raise the issue because the vin card has no new "trims." So if the hype is true and to polish the language. Would the Z28 be offered as an option and not a trim? Similar to what the 1LE is?

That can't be right can it?

Could the LS7 equipped Camaro be anything other than a Z28?
If they offered it as an upgraded engine option for the SS for the 2%er's or other n/a diehards, wouldn't that be viable solution too?
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I am willing to bet that Chevy had a lot of ls7 inventory left and this is a way to get rid of it. The production numbers for the Z06 has been doing down every year for the last couple of years due to the economy.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:19 AM   #199
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If true this would be the coolest way ever to retire the LS7.

More than likely it will be GM's last large displacement gas V8 installed in a passenger car.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:41 AM   #203
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I only raise the issue because the vin card has no new "trims." So if the hype is true and to polish the language. Would the Z28 be offered as an option and not a trim? Similar to what the 1LE is?

That can't be right can it?

Could the LS7 equipped Camaro be anything other than a Z28?
I'm sure many of us here know that the Z28 was originally a trim, the RPO being Z28. I think the last year for that was 1974. There was no Z28 for 75/76, then the 1977 1/2 Z28 cam out as a model, not a trim (RPO). I'm pretty sure this is correct.

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