Just when we thought that the horsepower battle between the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro had reached its zenith with the 662-horsepower Shelby GT500, it appears that Chevrolet won’t go down without a fight. The 2014 Camaro might be getting ready to receive a few tweaks under the hood.
The biggest news is that an LS7 V8 engine looks to be joining the Camaro family for the 2014 model year. The 7.0-liter LS7 is currently used in the Corvette Z06 with a power rating of 505 hp and 470 pound-feet of torque, which is much less power than the supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 used in the Camaro ZL1 putting out 580 hp and 556 lb.-ft. Strangely, there are no new trim levels listed on the detail sheet, suggesting this engine could be destined to find its way into one of the Camaro’s existing models; though a few months ago it was reported that GM filed trademark papers for the Z28 name, a legend in Camaro history.
The ZL1 is, without a doubt, the top of the Camaro performance ladder, so where would a Z28 fit? GM Authority offers some speculation, suggesting that a production Z28 could “even out-muscle the ZL1.” Another interesting theory they offer is that the Z28 appellation could replace the Camaro SS designation, as Chevy has the Zeta-based SS sedan range coming in next year, and GM officials could be worried about confusing customers with so many changes.
What we do know for sure is that Knudtsen Chevrolet will be your first and foremost source as the new track unfolds, and that staying tuned to our new car specials is the best way to find the best deals on the 2013 Camaro, Corvette and other Chevrolet models. Remember, some of the best deals come from our Certified Pre-Owned selection, and we have used cars and trucks of all kinds from recent model years!