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Old 07-09-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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New Camaro Z28 will be packing which engine?

Any info or speculation as to what engine GM will use for the next Z28:
a) LS7
b) LS9
c) LSA
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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See http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29766

Only official indications so far is that it will be some LS? engine
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:33 PM   #3
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i so cant wait. LS7 i'm hoping. sbc 454 will be a great base!

already have the color and options picked out.........
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:36 PM   #4
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LS7 would be the WORST base...no FI common its probably going to be the LS9 or LSA although in mvho i dont think they should even use an LSx
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See http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29766

Only official indications so far is that it will be some LS? engine
Your avatar is great.

And I say LSA, and they should make special colors for it like Hugger Orange.
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:42 PM   #6
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LSA is what I'd bet.

LS9 probably won't ever be in anything but a corvette from the factory, and I feel like they're going to go with FI.
Also, the LS7 is a 427 I think, not a 454
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:44 PM   #7
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LSA is what I'd bet.

LS9 probably won't ever be in anything but a corvette from the factory, and I feel like they're going to go with FI.
Also, the LS7 is a 427 I think, not a 454
Okay, what is an LSA?

LS9 will never go into a factory camaro, it's a $20k motor!

I would assume it would be the LS7, which you are correct in saying it is a 427. a 454 is a BB motor. All LSX motors are SB's.
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I thought I remember reading the LS7 was about to be history too costly to build and so on. I could be wrong.
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The LSA is the SC'd 6.2 in the CTS-V that makes 556 HP.

The LS7, last I read, is on it's way out of production.

It seems to me the LSA is the best bet. It's likely cheaper to build because it doesn't share as many of the exotic metals the LS7 and LS9 do. Also, it's not build at Wixom, but in Mexico, if memory serves. I think the dry-sump oiling system is another drawback to the 7 and 9.

Unless a Gen V makes it before Z28 returns, I think it'll be the LSA.

Search the thread Tran suggests though. There's no concrete proof of anything, though, either way.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:03 PM   #10
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Okay, what is an LSA?

LS9 will never go into a factory camaro, it's a $20k motor!

I would assume it would be the LS7, which you are correct in saying it is a 427. a 454 is a BB motor. All LSX motors are SB's.
LSA is essentially an LS9 with a smaller supercharger, outputs round 550+hp if i recall.

i'd say LS7 is going in, LS9 is ZR1 territory, i don't think that's where the Z28 needs to stand. maybe an LSA could go, but my guess is the LS7.
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People the LS7 will not go it the z28
1.its on its way out
2.its too weak for FI
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:08 PM   #12
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:09 PM   #13
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correct LS7 is 427 cubic inches..... the LSx block available thru GMPP can be stroked to accomodate a 454 cubic inch small block when custom built. a few drag racers and some street cars with LSx blocks that I know of that have done it....

LME is one of the suppliers now building 454 ci LSx smallblocks....
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We've had LS7 confirmed as being on its way out around a year ago or so. Unless everything we've been told on this site for years has been false, LS7 is a definite no for the Z28. It isn't much of a base anyway, as it isn't the easiest to modify.

Safe bet is on LSA unless they get the GenV engines out in time.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:18 PM   #15
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i read that the ls9 ( same 1 in the caddy sts v, 556hp) will be in it. thats according to supper chevy mag. for this month. it also said that they arent producing a Z28 at all. but ive heard that it was just on the 'back burner' for now
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well, if the LS7 is on it's way out, i rescind my previous comment.
my new guess is LSA, i still don't think that the z28 should run the same engine as the corvette ZR1, just a personal opinion though.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:18 PM   #17
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:46 PM   #18
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i read that the ls9 ( same 1 in the caddy sts v, 556hp) will be in it. thats according to supper chevy mag. for this month. it also said that they arent producing a Z28 at all. but ive heard that it was just on the 'back burner' for now
That would be the LSA (in the Caddy STS) and not the LS9.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:54 PM   #19
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I say they stick the big motor is the SS and out the smaller in the Z28. So out the LSA in the SS and the LS3 in the Z28. Make the RS package indentical and available on both. Either whay I'd be okay with a dry sump system.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:23 PM   #20
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I would have to say LS7 makes the most sense, maybe tuned to get a little more power?

GMPP already made an "LS7 Camaro", and it would seem to be the next logical step in Camaro models, although the LSA could be a good alternative (to make the power upgrade a bit more worth it).

I do think they should use the LS9 though! But not in a Z28 .. that would be a ZL1.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:26 PM   #21
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Yeah but the LS9 whould make sense to run with the gt500s
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:43 PM   #22
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if anything they will do the 427 the Z will mostly be badging and interior. In my opinion it wont be that special, and if it is, it will cost 45k and not get much attention
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The LS9 is too expensive. (Would make the Z28 ~$50,000) and the LS7 is on its way out of production(this 427 SB is one of my favorites) which leaves the LSA.

Unless they can bring an awesome DI Gen V out in the next year (probably pretty doubtful, but I have hope).

I will wait for the Gen V introduction in the Camaro before I buy one because that's how long it will take me to repay my student loans.
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if you make it cool its going to cost 45k and thats not going to get the buyers. Sure there will be some initially, but then its going to the taper. Look at the challenger SRT-8 or the challenger in general Dodge it not making money on that car. So if the SS takes off you wont see the Z.
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Any info or speculation as to what engine GM will use for the next Z28:
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The new Z28 is on hold as of right now
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