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It's been rumored for far too long, and now it's finally coming into focus. The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has been caught by the long lens of Priddy & Co., complete with ultra-wide tires, a revised exhaust, intimidating hood bulge and a sizable front splitter. But how do we know what's under the hood?
The shooters caught the high-po Camaro with its passenger door open, and stuck on the plastic dash is a piece of paper that reads "2012 Chevrolet Camaro, 6.2L SC V8, 6AT." Break that down and it means the Z/28 is packing the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 LSA fitted to the 556-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V, mated to a six-speed automatic. Naturally, a proper manual will be available as well when the Z/28 goes on sale sometime next year.

[Source: Camaro5]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I believe it's going to look a lot like Bumblebee from Transformers 2: http://jalopnik.com/5167715/bumblebee-camaro-appearance-package-coming
      Because you can see a match perfect fascia air-dams and lower grill in these pictures: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96645
      • 4 Years Ago
      Watch out, Snake!
      • 4 Years Ago
      If this thing doesn't lose some weight, I just don't care. Who's willing to bet they throw some magnetic ride shocks on it. Is the Camaro's suspension even aluminum?
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a fat pig
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder when it would actually come out. In other words, I wonder how much of a hurry they are in to get embarrassed by the GT500.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I haven't been around the Chevy scene, so excuse my ignorance - but from my past recollection, wasn't the Z28 the middle of the 'line' and the SS the 'fire breathing monster'?

      End of the day, is this going to be slow???
        • 4 Years Ago
        Kind of.

        For the last generation, yes, the Z/28 was the middle option and the SS was top of the line(HP-wise).

        The SS name took a hiatus though for most of the 70's, all the 80's and came back with the F-Bodies in the early 90's.

        For the early generation Camaro's though, the SS was the big engine version with the most powerful engines. The Z/28 though, was more the track star with a 5.0L engine(to accomodate Trans Am rules, much like the Boss Mustang).

        The Z/28 to SS comparison was kind of like the current Z06 to ZR1 comparison for the Vette. The Z06 is more for the track while the ZR1 is the high-powered supercar. It wasn't just a horsepower thing, they had different goals.

        In terms of sales, the SS outsold the Z/28 by a lot in the early years. But part of that has to do with the fact that the Z/28 option was largely unknown and not mentioned by any sales literature.

      • 4 Years Ago
      I imagine it went something like this at the GM headquarters...

      "we've got to give it more hp than the Shelby Mustang!"

      "but now we're stepping on Corvettes toes, and cannibalizing it's sales"

      "who cares - the Mustang CAN'T have more horsepower! People only care about horsepower!"
        • 4 Years Ago
        Or the CTS-V already features the same engine with the same power ratings? I mean, just a thought. Who knows.
      • 4 Years Ago
      first one to name a price loses, as they say.

      I guess the Prius Type R will likely be 570 HP now.

      I'll be so much better because of it. ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love the exhaust tips, they look like cannons! Can't wait for this car to come out. Now, for the convertible...
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's also what they sound like..
      • 4 Years Ago
      fat pig this is. jk but seriously I hope to see some weight reduction of some sort although I doubt this is going to happen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why would you want to pay so much for a camaro when you could buy a CTS-V coupe? How much is the LSA going to hike the price of the camaro?
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