The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro isn’t short on power. In its most powerful form, the car makes a healthy 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, that being the 2018 Camaro ZL1 and 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE. Of course, its powerplant, the 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged V8 engine, comes courtesy of the C7 Corvette Z06.
It’s probably easier said than done. The LT5 V8’s massive supercharger, which is 52-percent larger than the LT4 V8’s, called for the Corvette ZR1’s shaker hood. We also don’t know exactly what other packaging quirks might arise in the Camaro, but it doesn’t seem like an impossible task. The other main factor is power. How much is too much for the Camaro?
The 2019 Corvette ZR1 produces 755 horsepower, making it the most-powerful Corvette to ever come from the factory. That’d have a nice ring with reference to the Camaro, too, but how many buyers will such a powerful Camaro bring in? If it’s another hardcore track package, we don’t think many. Instead, if Chevrolet takes a play from Dodge’s book and creates a straight-line-speed pony car, the LT5 V8 would make sense to challenge the Hellcats and Demons of the world.
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