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Old 07-09-2008, 10:36 PM   #15
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So I see the Z28 priced around 40-42K...
who said that? we've speculated, but there are no confirmed prices yet. hell, there's no confirmed Z28
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:34 PM   #16
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who said that? we've speculated, but there are no confirmed prices yet. hell, there's no confirmed Z28
It just my guess. I am guessing like everyone else.

My thinking is that a base C6 is in the range of 45-50K and I think it would be hard to sell a Camaro over a Corvette when they have similar performance characteristics.

Also I think GM will price the Top Dog Camaro under the current GT500...

The Z28 may not be confirmed, but I think GM is not going to let Mustang win the HP race.

Granted, with 91 Octane California gas at $4.80/gal, there may not be a market for a 550HP S/C Camaro, but I think GM has already done most of the leg work with the LS9 and LSA to be able to offer a Z28 Camaro with minimal extra development costs.
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The magic eight ball says "Outlook not so good" when asked about forged internals. Its been a bit cynical today though, so chances my improve if I ask it again tomorrow.
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Old 07-11-2008, 05:16 AM   #18
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The magic eight ball says "Outlook not so good" when asked about forged internals. Its been a bit cynical today though, so chances my improve if I ask it again tomorrow.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:19 PM   #20
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I agree, the prospects for a forged bottom are very unlikely, but forged cranks are unnecessary. Stock cranks on LS engines are good to, at or over 1khp. The s/c version will more than likely get the LS9, if that's true, then forged rods are squared away, and maybe GM will step it up to forged pistons to complete the package.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:44 PM   #21
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due to cost in the LS9, I wouldn't hold out for an LS9 powered Camaro.
My hopes are pinned to the LSA. We got 1 engine from the Caddy. Now give us the other one . Oh yean, and the manual Caddy's 3.73 drive ratio.
Considering the work that went into the SS (have you seen the rear axle assembly?) I don't see a lot of work to get the LSA into the Camaro.
It uses the same base block adds a blower and a few trinkets. The SS and the CTS-V already have the smae manual transmission. The Caddy just has some nicely aggressive gears.
the LS3 weighs in at 415lbs. I cant see the LSA weighing over 475lbs (the LS7 is 440lbs) assuming a few minor suspension tweaks the LSA powered beast could still be under 4000lbs 3860+60+30(tweaks) 3950lbs that 7.2lb/hp I'd take that and run.

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