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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 01-06-2011, 08:26 PM   #71
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Everybody keeps saying it will trump vette sales but the majority of people who buy vettes arent buying them because of the power. They buy them because they want the name. And even if the Camaro has more power than a vetter, it still wont out perform because of the weight diffrence. If they want to sell the Z28 as a GT500 killer, then they damn sure better make it bullet proof(forged internals and beefier half shafts, ect...) and give it more power since it weighs more. If GM is going to release the Z they better release it right or the people that know the GT500 can be modded without fear of hurting it will surely be a selling factor.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:40 PM   #72
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The LSA is due for a power bump anyway, I feel 2012 cts/z28 may go to 575hp.
Doubt if they make 2 power levels, cts and z28 should be the same. But a bump for both without a doubt.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:42 PM   #73
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I agree that if the LSA is the mill that makes it into the Z28 it will/should have just a little more power to differentiate itself from the Caddy. This will certainly be due to the better breathing in and out.

Regardless, it will then smoke the Mustang GT500 even with the extra weight of the Camaro. The pony car wars are on ladies and gentlemen, just look at the new Challenger! 6.4 litres now to beat the 6.2 Camaro SS. The Z28 will rule them all! Can't wait for the official news!

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Old 01-06-2011, 09:21 PM   #74
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It simply needs more than 556hp.

750-ish would be more like it
You are really dreaming with those lofty numbers![
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:27 PM   #75
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or the people that know the GT500 can be modded without fear of hurting it will surely be a selling factor.
Those people are an insignificant portion of the market. The number of people shrink even more when you consider which of them can afford the modifications...and then gets even smaller when you consider that some of them wouldn't blink twice at having forged internals installed along with the pulley-swap/tune.

The mod-ability of the GT500 is certainly an enthusiast-feature of the vehicle: something to consider....but it's over-exaggerated in these discussions about factory-competitiveness, imo.

I agree with many in here that the Z will likely have more than 556hp...just how much, though.......who knows! I'm sure they won't let us down, though!
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:01 PM   #76
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I think the hp will be in the 575-585 hp range advertised but with a little more for good measure where it counts. The 2012 Z/28 will have a little more tweaking than the CTS-V has to safely one-up the GT500 and also counter what ford will do after the Z is released. The 5th Gen. will be replaced sometime in the 2014 model run along with the mustang so it's safe to say that the 2013 model year will see some up tick in hp to keep interest in the current model and also to marshall out the Gen. IV LS engines.

The C7 Corvette should make landfall in the 2013 model year to debut the new next Gen. engines and to clearly have it's own coming out party without having to share debuts with the 6th Gen. Camaro and keep Corvette's position as the platform that debuts new technology for GM.

I seriously doubt that GM will debut the new next Gen. engines in the current platforms but I think that Z/28 will have similar performance to the HP550 Camaro and the Calloway 585 Camaro packages. Gear ratios and tuning will be a big factor also. The Z will be faster than the base corvette but that's expected against the top Camaro model, GM will not have problem with it. Sports car verses muscle car, two different target customers.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:16 PM   #77
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I agree completely, the Corvette and the CTS-V both appeal to a different market and the Z/28 being the top model for the Camaro it should have more power to compete with the GT500. Not to mention that the Camaro is what is helping GM get back to where it belongs in the automobile market; they need to ride this wave as long as they can.

What it really comes down to is that for those that have a CTS-V and a Corvette they'll be upset if their cars aren't the top dogs any more. But I'll say this, the Z06 and ZR1 are both upgrades from the base model Corvette and they have much more hp, grant it the z06 only has 505 hp only 65 hp more than the base Corvette. It won't be long before the CTS-V is upgraded if they don't up the hp with the Z/28. I could also see Chevy increasing the hp in the Z06 as well.

Itís just ridiculous to think that GM will hold back just so they donít make the CTS-V look bad in the hp department. Iím going to say that itíll be upwards around 580 hp to 600 hp.

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I think the hp will be in the 575-585 hp range advertised but with a little more for good measure where it counts. The 2012 Z/28 will have a little more tweaking than the CTS-V has to safely one-up the GT500 and also counter what ford will do after the Z is released. The 5th Gen. will be replaced sometime in the 2014 model run along with the mustang so it's safe to say that the 2013 model year will see some up tick in hp to keep interest in the current model and also to marshall out the Gen. IV LS engines.

The C7 Corvette should make landfall in the 2013 model year to debut the new next Gen. engines and to clearly have it's own coming out party without having to share debuts with the 6th Gen. Camaro and keep Corvette's position as the platform that debuts new technology for GM.

I seriously doubt that GM will debut the new next Gen. engines in the current platforms but I think that Z/28 will have similar performance to the HP550 Camaro and the Calloway 585 Camaro packages. Gear ratios and tuning will be a big factor also. The Z will be faster than the base corvette but that's expected against the top Camaro model, GM will not have problem with it. Sports car verses muscle car, two different target customers.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:04 AM   #78
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Non of my info comes from GM employees or GM vendors. But more a common sense, Doing my woke to see what is going on and why, It dos not make any sense to release a new motor in the camaro, AKA gen V motor, and the LS9 will bring the cast to $60k+ on the car so if we all angry that its a supercharged V-8 then what is left to not be a fact.

Next there is timing we all know that a car has a life span for the Wow affect, so 2 years after the release of the gen5 camaro its time for the convertible to come out and now it will be about 1 tear till the Z28 comes out and that will keep the line fresh in the mind of ppl and then there will be some thing new after that like a new ........ and so on.

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Old 01-07-2011, 12:22 AM   #79
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the zr-1 only has like 638 horsepower maybe the z28 will have the corvettes 7.0 l 505 hp engine or maybe the lsa you never know!
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:30 AM   #80
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You are really dreaming with those lofty numbers![
And yet, when I get one, I WILL have that amount of hp, even if I need to mod it to get there.

My Tuscan weighs 1060kg and it has 600+bhp, so the Camaro will have to do it's best there

Besides, I have a "one-liner" I tend to keep in mind, something I read in a Lotus brochure I got on a car show: The last page showed a yellow Esprit, with a guy in suit leaning on it, and below it said "what are dreams but plans yet to be fulfilled".

I was 14 at the time, and decided by the age of 30 I would have my own Lotus. Picked it up at the factory when I was 26...
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i think GM is make it a monster. just to be on top
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:55 AM   #82
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I'm guessing they wont do a new HP rating for it even if it technically does have better flowing exhaust and intake.

It will likely SAY 556 ... maybe a year later they'll bump it up to 565 or something if they feel the need.
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:51 AM   #83
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:52 AM   #84
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It's definitely going to be right around 580 hp.
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