Chevrolet Possibly Prepping The Ultimate Camaro

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But what engine will power it?

News surrounding the Camaro has been pretty contradictory lately, with some reports claiming General Motors will not introduce a seventh-generation to replace the current model, and others speculating that the muscle car will go all-electric. As of now, the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe is the most powerful, and highest performance Camaro variant available. Its 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 produces a whopping 650 horsepower, but is still down on power compared to the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Ford Shelby GT500.

We aren't sure how much longer the current sixth-generation Camaro has before GM discontinued it, but it seems like Chevy won't let its signature muscle car go out without a bang. Modern Muscle Cars recently spotted a camouflaged Camaro on a transport truck, looking like a high-performance variant.

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The Camaro prototype has a large rear wing that looks similar to the ZL1 1LE package, albeit slightly smaller. The five-spoke wheels are also shared with the ZL1 1LE and the dual exhaust pipes are clearly pre-production. According to Modern Muscle Cars, this could be the long-rumored sixth-generation Camaro Z28, which was reportedly cancelled back in 2019 so GM could focus on electric vehicles. We already know GM let its "IROC-Z" trademark expire, so that name will not find its way to this mystery model.

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It's unclear what engine would power a new Camaro variant, as the 5.5-liter LT6 flat-plane crank V8 in the upcoming Corvette Z06 likely would not work in a front-engine application, nor would the Stingray's 6.2-liter LT2 V8. If we had to guess, this is likely a facelifted version of either the standard ZL1 or the ZL1 1LE, with minimal changes under the hood. As much as we'd love to see a revived Z28 with a high-revving plat-plane crank V8, we doubt GM would invest the development dollars for such a niche product.

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