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View Poll Results: Your guess for the Z28 LSA HP rating
Less than 556 HP 95 13.63%
556 HP 159 22.81%
More than 556 HP 386 55.38%
We don't even know if the LSA is going to be in the Z28! Stupid question! 57 8.18%
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:04 PM   #18
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My best guess based on no specific facts is that it will come in around 585HP with some variation of the LSA using the 2300 S/C instead of the 1900. Like I said this is strictly a guess and a wish on my part. Until the New York show in April, we might not know for sure. So step up and place your bets and lets see who comes in the closest to the actual horsepower.
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:03 PM   #19
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Hopefully about 600hp.
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:13 PM   #20
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my hope is around 600, my guess is probably around 580
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:30 PM   #21
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It's all just speculation. you stated it as fact, and that's just miss information right now. until it's from the horses mouth it isn't fact.
Again things do change. What doesn't make sense to you might make sense to someone behind the curtain. we don't have the whole picture. Maybe just maybe some peoples speculation is right it will be the lower end of the LS9 with the top end of the LSA. . .it's still speculation. They were developing the LS8 for a while. maybe with the rebirth of the z28 they will introduce the ls8. but the last official information about the ls8 was it was scraped. but you just never know until that press release is official. that's all I'm getting at.
You never know but the ls8 is dead, long live the LSA.
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:29 PM   #22
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I've got my fingers crossed for an LSA/LS9 hybrid with forged slugs, etc. While the LSA can definitely compete with the GT500 powerplant stock, it doesn't have near the ability to modded to high HP levels like the overbuilt GT500 engine.
Dang Straight Shurenuff.

Our beastie will be heavier than the pony and needs the HP to compensate. I think 600 HP is a jaw-dropping number for most folks, so I'm going there. It has the "Holy crap, I want that" factor.

I just hope they managed to attain this given the innumerable variables, along with some outstanding handling characteristics.
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595 to get 1/4 mile better than a GT500. Road course performance will depend on price point.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:55 PM   #24
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I went with #4. I expect the power to be above the CTS-V's 556, somewhere between 570 and 600. But I'm not willing to say definitively that it will be the LSA. It probably will be, but there is a reasonable chance that it won't.
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I really need to take my vote back and put it on the last one.

although I feel the lsa will be under the hood, I think it's too early to claim it as fact.

If it is the LSA it will be more then 556 hp. mainly do to my belief of better intake and exhaust flow like on the v-6.
I can switch your vote for you, I assume you picked choice #3?
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I've got my fingers crossed for an LSA/LS9 hybrid with forged slugs, etc. While the LSA can definitely compete with the GT500 powerplant stock, it doesn't have near the ability to modded to high HP levels like the overbuilt GT500 engine.

That's one area that Ford definitely has the upper hand if the Z/28 comes with an LSA.
If there is a hybrid between the LSA and and LS9 I'd put my money on it going the other way. LSA on the inside, with a 2.3L blower.

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595 to get 1/4 mile better than a GT500. Road course performance will depend on price point.
Isn't the CTS-V essentially on par with the GT500 (or at most, a little behind), with 556 hp and ~4400 lbs? As for road course performance, I have no doubts to the Z28's superiority. There is a lot of potential thats untaped in the SS, and I doubt that was accidental.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:08 PM   #25
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GM is NOT going to give the new Z/28 more substantially power than the CTS-V for $12,000 less. It's just not going to happen.

People need to use the brains God gave them and look into past performance cars to find the answer to this question. The new engine is most likely going to be the LSA, and it will only make more power than the 556 HP the CTS-V has, if the intake and exhaust are slightly more free-flowing. I would guess a 10 HP bump to approximately 566 HP.

GM has absolutely no reason to push the limits of the motor more than they already have (and for less money, even).

This new Z/28 doesn't need 600 or 800 HP to be competitive and beat the GT500 performance numbers. It just needs high quality, wide, and sticky tires (read: not Goodyear F1s) and a great suspension setup for the roadcourse.
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GM is NOT going to give the new Z/28 more substantially power than the CTS-V for $12,000 less. It's just not going to happen.

People need to use the brains God gave them and look into past performance cars to find the answer to this question. The new engine is most likely going to be the LSA, and it will only make more power than the 556 HP the CTS-V has, if the intake and exhaust are slightly more free-flowing. I would guess a 10 HP bump to approximately 566 HP.

GM has absolutely no reason to push the limits of the motor more than they already have (and for less money, even).

This new Z/28 doesn't need 600 or 800 HP to be competitive and beat the GT500 performance numbers. It just needs high quality, wide, and sticky tires (read: not Goodyear F1s) and a great suspension setup for the roadcourse.
In stock form, the LSA is tougher than the LS9 so they can push its limits a bit. Thats why I believe they might do some sort of hybrid between the two.
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GM is NOT going to give the new Z/28 more substantially power than the CTS-V for $12,000 less. It's just not going to happen.

People need to use the brains God gave them and look into past performance cars to find the answer to this question. The new engine is most likely going to be the LSA, and it will only make more power than the 556 HP the CTS-V has, if the intake and exhaust are slightly more free-flowing. I would guess a 10 HP bump to approximately 566 HP.

GM has absolutely no reason to push the limits of the motor more than they already have (and for less money, even).

This new Z/28 doesn't need 600 or 800 HP to be competitive and beat the GT500 performance numbers. It just needs high quality, wide, and sticky tires (read: not Goodyear F1s) and a great suspension setup for the roadcourse.
Been a while since I've posted and I couldn't agree more.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:51 PM   #28
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GM is NOT going to give the new Z/28 more substantially power than the CTS-V for $12,000 less. It's just not going to happen.

People need to use the brains God gave them and look into past performance cars to find the answer to this question. The new engine is most likely going to be the LSA, and it will only make more power than the 556 HP the CTS-V has, if the intake and exhaust are slightly more free-flowing. I would guess a 10 HP bump to approximately 566 HP.

GM has absolutely no reason to push the limits of the motor more than they already have (and for less money, even).

This new Z/28 doesn't need 600 or 800 HP to be competitive and beat the GT500 performance numbers. It just needs high quality, wide, and sticky tires (read: not Goodyear F1s) and a great suspension setup for the roadcourse.
Who's to say that they won't bump the CTS-V power in 2012 also?
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Its gonna need to be near slp's zl585 hp rating. I saw a copy of motorweek's test video of it...........its an animal.

The z has its work cut out for it.
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GM is NOT going to give the new Z/28 more substantially power than the CTS-V for $12,000 less. It's just not going to happen.

People need to use the brains God gave them and look into past performance cars to find the answer to this question. The new engine is most likely going to be the LSA, and it will only make more power than the 556 HP the CTS-V has, if the intake and exhaust are slightly more free-flowing. I would guess a 10 HP bump to approximately 566 HP.

GM has absolutely no reason to push the limits of the motor more than they already have (and for less money, even).

This new Z/28 doesn't need 600 or 800 HP to be competitive and beat the GT500 performance numbers. It just needs high quality, wide, and sticky tires (read: not Goodyear F1s) and a great suspension setup for the roadcourse.
I think you will be proven wrong. I am thinking at least 600hp for the Z when it comes out.
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You gotta figure that Callaway is supercharging the LS3 and getting 572 HP. Surely Chevy will at least get that out of the LSA just for principle?
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GM is NOT going to give the new Z/28 more substantially power than the CTS-V for $12,000 less. It's just not going to happen.

People need to use the brains God gave them and look into past performance cars to find the answer to this question. The new engine is most likely going to be the LSA, and it will only make more power than the 556 HP the CTS-V has, if the intake and exhaust are slightly more free-flowing. I would guess a 10 HP bump to approximately 566 HP.

GM has absolutely no reason to push the limits of the motor more than they already have (and for less money, even).

This new Z/28 doesn't need 600 or 800 HP to be competitive and beat the GT500 performance numbers. It just needs high quality, wide, and sticky tires (read: not Goodyear F1s) and a great suspension setup for the roadcourse.
Sound thinking - if you look at what GM has done with the vette - it typically comes out with good horsepower but they always have tricks in their bag to bump it up over the next several years to keep the public interested in buying it. So, I expect it to come out with 575 or less.

It they change the platform as I have read on this forum and it becomes a smaller car, there won't be much incentive to raise horsepower a lot.
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Sound thinking - if you look at what GM has done with the vette - it typically comes out with good horsepower but they always have tricks in their bag to bump it up over the next several years to keep the public interested in buying it. So, I expect it to come out with 575 or less.

It they change the platform as I have read on this forum and it becomes a smaller car, there won't be much incentive to raise horsepower a lot.
Why do you guys think GM will stand still with the CTS-V? The V will also get an increase in HP but I still think the Z28 will make more than it. Also if GM gives the Z28 more hp yhan the Corvette then why the hell would they be afraid giving it more than the CTS-V?
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