The next track-focused iteration of the Camaro is reportedly going to stick with naturally aspirated V8 power.
We’ve already seen and heard a very aggressive-looking prototype being driven around the Nurburgring, which eventually crashed onto the barriers. You don’t need a trained set of ears to understand that there is a naturally aspirated V8 breathing under there.
Motortrend has connected the dots for everyone to answer which powertrain is eventually going to power the new Z/28 and their answer is an updated version of the 7.0-litre V8 that powered the previous generation too.
It all makes sense: GM wants the car to remain naturally aspirated and to be special enough to take on the Ford Mustang GT350R. Power will be slightly increased from the 505hp it made for the last Z/28 to the region of 540 to 565hp, according to MT. This shall position the new car comfortably under the ZL1 and offer more horses than the GT350R.
Sources from Chevrolet have also said in the past that the 7.0-litre V8 will appear in one of their future cars, and if you think about it, the only model that makes sense using this engine is the next Z/28. The updated version of the LS7 engine could even switch its code name to LT7 to point out the technical differences in their new-gen track weapon.
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