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View Poll Results: What engine would you like to see in Z28?
LS9 113 36.69%
LSA 89 28.90%
Hybrid LS9/LSA (maybe to keep costs down) 25 8.12%
Generation 5 34 11.04%
SC/TC'd V6 13 4.22%
LS7 72 23.38%
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:23 PM   #120
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I dont think the Z/28 should be a package thing like RS is, i had enough of that with the 4th gen cars haha, the original Z/28s were their own trim level and i think it should stay that way.

Although i do agree that there should be a ZL1 option, it should have a lot to do with the dealer too, like ordering the ZL1 option gives you the Z/28 along with some assorted goodies from GMPP which are to be installed by the dealer, like brakes, upgraded suspension components, or even an aggressive cam.

Actually one idea i had that i think would be awsome is if the dealer would let you buy a Z/28 minus the engine and the cost of the engine, then you order an LSX454 crate engine from GMPP through the dealer and the dealer installs the new crate engine in the engine-less Camaro and basically what you have is the car you want with the engine you want and all you gotta do is pay the price difference from engine to engine...which that would be an awsome ZL1 package idea as well...like say the Z/28 came stock with an LS7, but when you enact the ZL1 package the LSX454 is ordered along with an engine-less car and the two are mated at the dealer and sold as a ZL1 Camaro...i think itd be a pretty awsome option, anyone else agree?
(if this were available on the SS model the difference between the two engines would be about $5k, so it would be a $5k or so option)
This could happen but I would not want the dealer doing it. I would like it to come from LPE or Berger or a big name like that so you know it was done right. It would be along the same lines as the Shelby super snake. A LSX454 crate motor would not cut it though. It would have to be a LSX 427 crate motor with a TVS2300 or KB supercharger sitting on top just like what Ford and Shelby did with the Super Snake. These cars have no warranty though and are very pricey. It would cost between a Zo6 and ZR1. The car would be for GM bragging rights and collectibility only as you could do the same thing to a base SS for much less and lose the warranty anyway.
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:10 PM   #121
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This could happen but I would not want the dealer doing it. I would like it to come from LPE or Berger or a big name like that so you know it was done right. It would be along the same lines as the Shelby super snake. A LSX454 crate motor would not cut it though. It would have to be a LSX 427 crate motor with a TVS2300 or KB supercharger sitting on top just like what Ford and Shelby did with the Super Snake. These cars have no warranty though and are very pricey. It would cost between a Zo6 and ZR1. The car would be for GM bragging rights and collectibility only as you could do the same thing to a base SS for much less and lose the warranty anyway.
Id buy it if they threw the LSX454 crate in it (which is actually being sold as a crate engine now and not just an LSX block) but if it were an LS427 with a supercharger i wouldnt buy it, i mean the LSX454 is pushing 620hp on all motor, and the LS7 would pull those same numbers with a supercharger added, but the LS7 alone is like $6k more than the LSX454, then add a supercharger on top of that, plus the added weight of the supercharger...forget that, just put the LSX454 crate in it, more power, less weight, far less expensive
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:04 PM   #122
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i think whatever they put in it, it should be Naturally Aspirated
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:11 PM   #123
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i think whatever they put in it, it should be Naturally Aspirated
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:23 PM   #124
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I've not read all the posts so I may be echoing someone else.Before I start let me get my flame suit on.
In light of the fact that the original Z/28 had the smallest powerplant at 302 ci to satisfy Trans Am rules I would like to see a naturally aspirated
V-6 that will safely spin 7500 RPM mile after mile.I would also like to see it lose a few hundred pounds and I believe 350 HP is well within reach of the V-6.This would give us a light, nimble, high reving,road worthy car.
I've nothing against big motor horsepower and traditionally that's where
the SS shines as did the 396's and 427's of yesteryear.Just my two cents.
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:20 PM   #125
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HERE is my thoughts for engine choices on ALL the camaros...

SS-LS7 upgrade to 600 hp
Z28-LS7 505 hp
ZL1-LS9 upgrade to 700 hp
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:15 PM   #126
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Put me down for an LS7. I'd like to see the Z28 stay traditional to its heritage of being a track car. A combination of a high reving N/A engine with a corner carving supension package. The blower will just add uncessary weight to an already heavy car. I think the LS9 or other superchared engines would be better on a drag pack version of the SS
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:34 PM   #127
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Really as long as it beats the GT500 - its all good, and is competetive in price.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:44 PM   #128
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I think the right choice is ls9 with supercharger . It'll beat gt500 . We are wating
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:49 PM   #129
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Thought this would be a good place for this........ Just a idea!

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Beating a whatever Mustang is not all about the engine. The Camaro has a fabulous ZETA chassis. We should be building the Z28 around the suspension, brakes and modest HP gains leveraging the strengths of the vehicle. If GM can take out a couple of hundred pounds with carbon or aluminum...
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:46 PM   #130
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Thought this would be a good place for this........ Just a idea!
Basically...ULTRA Fine-tune the suspension and try to lose some weight through the use of exotic materials, and do to the LS3 what Ford did to the Mustang's V8...intake, headers, aggressive CR and tuning...

Unfortunately, that would probably give us a 480 hp, unnaturally efficient V8-powered super-car for 55-60k.

I wouldn't be ale to buy it...but I'd drool for days on end.


SO...back to the title: "Put XXX engine in the Z28"...I want to see a 5.7L DI, supercharged, VVT, AFM, E85-capable, V8 packing 650hp. So there.
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Basically...ULTRA Fine-tune the suspension and try to lose some weight through the use of exotic materials, and do to the LS3 what Ford did to the Mustang's V8...intake, headers, aggressive CR and tuning...

Unfortunately, that would probably give us a 480 hp, unnaturally efficient V8-powered super-car for 55-60k.

I wouldn't be ale to buy it...but I'd drool for days on end.


SO...back to the title: "Put XXX engine in the Z28"...I want to see a 5.7L DI, supercharged, VVT, AFM, E85-capable, V8 packing 650hp. So there.
Like I said.... I was just sayin....
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:44 AM   #132
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Thumbs up Z/28

because I might wait for the Z/28, i would like to see the LS7 are what ever motor at the time of release has the same power as the LS7. That would be my Z/28
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:33 AM   #133
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I would like to see the LS7
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:58 AM   #134
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Why does everybody assume that the Z28 will all of a sudden be the top dog?
I do not see why GM is going against it's heritage and mae it the more powerful of the models.

If it were to be a true Z28, it would be a track car, so a similar powr output to the SS, with an upgraded suspension and few options.

I just do not see why so many people are screaming for a 600HP version.... And to be honest how many people will use that 600, or can drive it well enough to use that 600...

I support a true Z28 which would be a track ready version. Just my two cents
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:17 AM   #135
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Why does everybody assume that the Z28 will all of a sudden be the top dog?
I do not see why GM is going against it's heritage and mae it the more powerful of the models.

If it were to be a true Z28, it would be a track car, so a similar powr output to the SS, with an upgraded suspension and few options.

I just do not see why so many people are screaming for a 600HP version.... And to be honest how many people will use that 600, or can drive it well enough to use that 600...

I support a true Z28 which would be a track ready version. Just my two cents

wrong thread dude. many other threads with this topic in it. and who defines top dog? for many the Z28 is top dog because it's the best all around car. SS straight line performance. and who says the Z28 can't have more power?
If you bring up the 4th Gens SLP wanted to do the SS. and because the Z28 was already in production the SS was given the higher tier. where as the third gen. . .what SS? The Z28 means more then SS.
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I'd be happy with just the LS7 in the Z28.

And pair it with a solid axle with 3.73's.... ooohh baby.
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