Work is likely well underway for the seventh-generation Chevrolet Camaro. Although the focus remains on the sixth-generation car and what the team has in store for its remaining lifecycle, a nugget of information provides clues as to what may be in store for the nameplate’s next iteration.
Video from LethalGarage cites a consumer survey GM sent to owners, likely Camaro owners, fishing for input on future powertrains. In the video, two hybridized engines are listed: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 6.2-liter V8 engine. The questionnaire asks, “Which of the following engine options would you most like choose” when considering a new “sport couple like the Chevrolet Camaro.”
Listed as basic specs for the four-cylinder hybrid is a 365 horsepower output, 30 mpg combined and a 0-60 sprint in 4.4 seconds. In comparison, the figure is 90 hp more than the current Camaro Turbo, which makes 275 hp currently.
Moving along to the eight-cylinder option, the engine displacing 6.2-liters would allegedly make 545 hp and return 24 mpg combined while clocking a 0-60 mph dash in just 3.7 seconds.
The survey doesn’t go into any greater detail, but it does provide potential pricing, too. The four-cylinder hybrid would allegedly cost $4,000 more and the eight-cylinder electrified powertrain would carry an $8,000 premium.
GM has been quiet regarding the future of its sports cars and powertrains, though rival Ford plans to hybridize the Mustang next decade. Hybrid systems are likely the next logical step to add power and meet fuel economy and emissions regulations.