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Old 07-09-2009, 11:48 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, 11:52 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, 05:33 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, 05:36 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, 05:42 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, 05:44 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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Old 07-09-2009, 05:55 PM   #8
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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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Old 07-09-2009, 05:59 PM   #9
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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, 06:03 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, 06:08 PM   #12
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:09 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, 07:18 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, 08:18 PM   #17
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