A Z/28 version of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is set to lob in 2019, with at least 700hp (521kW) without the help of a supercharger or turbocharger.
According to a Car and Driver report, it will sit above the ZL1 and utilise a new engine, apparently codenamed LT6. Whether it sticks to the tried-and-true pushrod layout remains to be seen.
The 2018 Corvette ZR1 is expected to utilise a quad-cam 5.5-litre ‘LT7’ twin-turbo V8 with direct injection, titanium rods and a flat-plane crank. This may still serve the basis for the Z/28 Camaro, but it is believed an atmospheric engine is preferred.
Currently the most potent Camaro is the 484kW supercharged ZL1 with its LT4 6.2-litre V8. It also has a ten-speed automatic.
The ZL1 1LE was recently revealed (pictured), which adds meaty Brembo brakes, more serious aero with a large carbon rear wing and weight-reduced parts to reduce the laptime around GM’s Milford Road Course by around three seconds.
No plans are afoot for GM to send the Camaro to Australia, but Holden has previously said it will have a ‘V8 sports car at some point’, with an announcement later this year. Watch this space.