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Old 03-08-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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LS7 Greatness?

A lot of people have been talking about an LS7 camaro coming out for the 2014 production year and I was just wondering what is so special about an LS7 engine? (Is it something worth waiting for?) I understand that it is not confirmed yet, but I am very unfamiliar with this engine, so if anyone could provide a little info on it, it would be very helpful. I had planned on purchasing either a 2012 TF3 camaro or a 2013 1LE camaro but may consider waiting to see whether or not this will actually happen as it is so close.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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It's the 7.0L engine in the 6th gen Corvette Z06. It's a high revving 505hp engine that's well suited to track driving. It's also very expensive. So if it goes into a Camaro it's gonna be a sizable expense to option for one.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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A lot of people have been talking about an LS7 camaro coming out for the 2014 production year and I was just wondering what is so special about an LS7 engine? (Is it something worth waiting for?) I understand that it is not confirmed yet, but I am very unfamiliar with this engine, so if anyone could provide a little info on it, it would be very helpful. I had planned on purchasing either a 2012 TF3 camaro or a 2013 1LE camaro but may consider waiting to see whether or not this will actually happen as it is so close.
You could wait a few weeks and see what all the hub-bub is about at the car show for the 2014...but I doubt an LS7...The Camaro plant is going to be moved that year, or shortly thereafter, so doubtful you will see a big change in the meantime for the 5thGen...
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427ci, enough said....
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:03 PM   #5
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Big block displacement and power in a small block package that revs to 7 grand.
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You could wait a few weeks and see what all the hub-bub is about at the car show for the 2014...but I doubt an LS7...The Camaro plant is going to be moved that year, or shortly thereafter, so doubtful you will see a big change in the meantime for the 5thGen...
Camaro production will move for the 6th gen.
But so far, they have not released exactly when that will be.

But it won't be for the 2014 model year.
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..although it has it's internal block weaknesses, as pointed out by engine builders, it's a 426 CID naturally aspirated fuel injection LSA motor, the pinacle of GM engine production and development. It's underpowered at 505 HP with much room for growth, as per EPA and GOV regulations. If one could afford to buy a crate motor and stick in the corner of the shop before it's production ceases, this would be the one, much like the LS6 motor of days gone by when they were available through GM parts.
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..although it has it's internal block weaknesses, as pointed out by engine builders, it's a 426 CID naturally aspirated fuel injection LSA motor, the pinacle of GM engine production and development. It's underpowered at 505 HP with much room for growth, as per EPA and GOV regulations. If one could afford to buy a crate motor and stick in the corner of the shop before it's production ceases, this would be the one, much like the LS6 motor of days gone by when they were available through GM parts.
How much are they?...Not a bad idea...Any word on when production might stop?
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:27 PM   #10
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It winds up like a 4 banger, w over 500lb foot of torque. One in my Chevelle did anyway.
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