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Old 03-21-2010, 09:42 PM   #15
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:44 PM   #16
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At most a DI would bump the HP from 426 to 450.


That is if the Z-28 ever see's the light of day
that's interesting because an L92 (6.2 L engine) that was converted to a DI setup put down north of 475. I'm willing to bet an entire engine designed with DI in mind would put down 500 easily done. and taking a wild guess that it would have a forged rotating assembly since the 3.6 does and other DI engines lately have.

seems to me you are just being a negative nancy. . .the Z28 will see the light of day. just like the camaro did.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:45 PM   #17
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:57 PM   #18
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In the past, Z28's didn't have independent rear suspensions, V6's didn't have 300+ hp, and SS's featured big blocks. Things change
I'm actually waiting for someone to race a new V6 against a first generation V8.

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DI would be worth more than 24 hp on a 6.2L engine ... its worth more than that on 3.6L. At any rate, a DI Z28 should be available at about the same time as a DI SS
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:04 PM   #19
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like i said before, i have a friend who works on it and won't say what kind of engine it is, but it IS supercharged. this is fact. i will eat crow if it comes out without a blower.
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OK you lost me... what is DI?
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:09 PM   #21
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that's interesting because an L92 (6.2 L engine) that was converted to a DI setup put down north of 475. I'm willing to bet an entire engine designed with DI in mind would put down 500 easily done. and taking a wild guess that it would have a forged rotating assembly since the 3.6 does and other DI engines lately have.

seems to me you are just being a negative nancy. . .the Z28 will see the light of day. just like the camaro did.
500 is about what I would figure for a 6.2L DI. Maybe a little less, maybe a little more. But its a good ball park estimate. However, I doubt GM will release a DI 6.2 anytime soon. If I were them, I would drop the displacement down to 5.7L or possibly even 5.3L.

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OK you lost me... what is DI?
direct injection, as opposed to port or throttle body injection.
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direct injection, as opposed to port or throttle body injection.
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like i said before, i have a friend who works on it and won't say what kind of engine it is, but it IS supercharged. this is fact. i will eat crow if it comes out without a blower.
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The car is going to need some kind of forced induction to be both practical and competitive against competitors like the GT500. I'm not saying a naturally aspirated Camaro Z28 couldn't be built to run with a blown competitor, but it would bring new meaning to the phrase 'gas guzzler tax' and it would cost more than a comparably powerful supercharged engine too.
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How about a DI SC'd LSA?... THAT - would be cool!!!
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:42 PM   #28
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How about a DI SC'd LSA?... THAT - would be cool!!!
If it were up to me I would effectively merge the LSA and LS9 engines with the only differences being the supercharger itself and the lack of a dry sump on the LSA models and just slap said revised LSA into the Camaro and CTS-V.
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