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Old 10-30-2008, 02:43 AM   #29
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LS9 IN NEW CAMARO???

"GM Performance Parts has announced the introduction of its 638 HP LS9 crate motor, set to debut at the SEMA show next week. Yep, the supercharged, 6.2-liter heart of the ZR1 can now be ordered without the Corvette wrapper, ready to drop into the bare engine bay of your choice. You get a complete engine including the ignition system, supercharger assembly, exhaust manifolds, dry-sump oil pan and provisions for the intercooler's liquid cooling system — pretty much everything in this gorgeous exploded LS9 view except the 'Vette engine cover. Pricing isn't mentioned, but considering an LS7 crate engine runs about $14k, figure well north of there. Plus a home-built Lamborghini to put it in, of course. Full release below the jump." High-rpm-validated lightweight reciprocating parts, including titanium intake valves, are used, along with high-flow cylinder heads that draw the charge forced on them by a sixth-generation supercharger. A new, four-lobe rotor design delivers greater power at the low end and sustains it longer through the rpm band for broad, on-demand power, whether off-idle or at speed. A dual-brick charge cooler is integrated on a unique manifold system that mounts the "blower" in the engine's valley, with charge cooler on top.

GMPP's LS9 crate engine assembly comes fully dressed, including the ignition system, supercharger assembly, exhaust manifolds and more. It also includes the production dry-sump oil pan and provisions for the charge cooler's liquid cooling system. Builders will need an external oil tank, external coolant tank (for the charge cooler) and an ECU/wire harness.
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:51 AM   #30
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:01 AM   #31
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:24 AM   #32
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I want one
Don't know where I want to put it but I want one.
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Old 10-30-2008, 04:02 AM   #33
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The GMPP LS7 crate engine can be had for under $12,000 right now. Hopefully, the LS9 won't cost too much more.
I think future 5th Gen Camaro owners would be best off just leaving the car stock. But, if you want more power, I think adding 8-10lbs boost to the existing LS3 with conservative timing/tune and methanol will be a more cost effective solution than an entire LS9 crate engine swap.

Unless you can sell the OEM LS3 to offset the cost of the LS9.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:47 AM   #34
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Cram that thing under the hood of a miata -- just for fun.
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:26 AM   #35
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I wonder if it will fit in my Yaris!
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:35 AM   #36
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From what I understand that motor has a price tag of $30,000! I quess we will see soon. Jeff
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:04 AM   #37
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So how much would a Z-28 LS9 cost $58,000 to $65,000... that would be out of my price range!!
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:04 AM   #38
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Repost...I put this up two days ago in the engine section
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:15 PM   #39
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I'm thinking about $10K... Ouch! That would put my SS dang near $50K! Youch!!! LSA for me
$10,000 wouldn't touch that motor!
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:38 PM   #40
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The cost to actually put the LS9 in a Camaro would easily eclipse the price of the Camaro itself. It would be cool, but it's just not practical. The best application in my opinion for this motor is in the Factory Five GTM. It is already based on the Corvette drivetrain and this would propel it into the record books.



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Old 10-30-2008, 02:55 PM   #41
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This is some serious shit... You think putting 2 heavy dudes in the back seats and having that mamoth on would make the Camaro pull a wheely? LOL

It would be nice if they could take into consideration the possibility of "upgrading" an SS with an LS9. 20K is no small sum, but a possible "discount" by taking back the installed engine for an X amount will probably be more than enough for some people. Actually... maybe most of the SS owners?

On a side note... If I remember correctly, once upon a time there were statements from big heads in GM that "the Corvette engine would never go in a Camaro". We may not get a Camaro with this pre-installed these days, but offering a complete package as an upgrade is for sure a step in the right direction. And since no one ever said that "we will NEVER build a Z28", but instead they said "if we do build one we will make sure the name will deliver what is supposed to deliver", having already the LS9 as an "option" (for any car) and giving it a year+ of Camaro sales... who knows...
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There a vid on autoblog with the engine being built, check it out
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