Between the squealing tires and bellowing quad exhausts, it’s obvious the new Camaro hasn’t lost any hint of its performance while going under the knife. And it had quite a lot to begin with. The track-tuned 2015 Camaro Z/28 can round the Nurburgring in a heady 7:37.47. The raucous ZL1 does it in 7:41.27.
While it can’t be confirmed, the likely engine in play underneath this Camaro prototype is Chevrolet’s supercharged LT4 V8, which also finds a home within the Corvette Z06 and the new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V. In the Corvette, it conjures up 650 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. In the CTS-V, it musters just ten fewer horsepowers.
If and when an LT4 does emerge from the Camaro’s hood, its power will likely match closer to the Cadillac. At least, history suggests it will. The outgoing 2015 CTS-V and Camaro ZL1 both share versions of the supercharged Chevrolet LSA V8.
Want one? The next-gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is expected to debut next spring and could arrive in dealerships before the leaves begin to fall.