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How 2009 is this? Not only are you looking at what we're 99.99% sure is the brand spankin' new Chevrolet Camaro Z28, but we got sent the picture via Facebook. Pretty viral (or whatever), right? Also, that Z28 is sitting on the floor at SEMA, and there's an entire posse of us Autoblog types heading out to Sin City so we will be up close and way too personal with this bad-mutha Chevy shortly.

While no one actually has details yet, we're 99.99% sure again that if this is the Z28, then there's an LSA under yonder hood. To refresh your memory, an LSA is the same engine that powers the very, very mighty Cadillac CTS-V. How mighty? 556 hp and 551 lb-ft of torquage. Not quite as brute as the ZR1's LS9 (638 hp, 604 lb-ft of torque), but then what is? Will the Chevy get every one of the Caddy's ponies? Most likely not quite. The Z28 will probably be slightly detuned so as to preserve some sort of outdated, century-old General Motors pecking order that no one outside of Detroit boardrooms has cared about in fifty years. We keep hearing "just" 550 hp. But again, maybe not.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      They won't detune it; they'll just underrate it like they did the 4th-gen Camaros.
      • 5 Years Ago
      regardless of how much horsepower this car has, I don't think the Camaro is going to be around past 2013 once the novelty wears off, which I think its already starting to.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't think the camaro is going to be around much past 2015 when they face-lift this one and screw it all up again.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm .01% you're wrong Autoblog, looks like an after market special from GM.
      • 5 Years Ago
      give me one in all black
      black 22's with a red lip
      limo tent
      and well maybe not, i would just end up wraping it around a telephone pole or something acting like an a**
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car belongs to Jay Leno, it is NOT the new z28. Sorry to disappoint.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bummer. I guess this means the new design isn't going away. The roads have become an even uglier place to be...
      • 5 Years Ago
      That has got to be one of the scariest looking cars ever. Now imagine it in black. Absolutely sinister.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the car belongs to Leno; its not the Z28
      • 5 Years Ago
      Other sources are reporting that this may not be a true Z28, but may be a one-off belonging to Leno... FYI
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am a Mopar guy but with the prices of the Camaros for the horsepower I am pretty tempted. Dodge better get their arse in gear or they may lose a customer.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I guess the question is how much? If I was Dodge I'd be very concerned right now. The $30,000 Camaro SS already has a 1hp lead over the $41,000 Challenger SRT. If chevy can hand out 550hp for $41,000 Dodge is going to need to go back to the drawing board.

      Although most likely the Challenger will be gone after it finishes its current run in 2012.
      • 5 Years Ago
      it's not the Z .. it looks like a v6 turbo.. that's why the hood vents.. the Z will have a different hood than this..
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