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Next Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to get 7.0-liter V8?

Chevrolet could tweak the LS7 for the next Z/28.

The upcoming Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (pictured) will use a 7.0-liter V8 engine, a new report finds.

Nothing is official yet, but sources familiar with the matter told Motor Trend that the naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V8 engine (called LS7 in Chevrolet-speak) found in the previous Z/28 and the last-gen Corvette Z06 will power a new model in the not-too-distant future. The engine's output will lie in the vicinity of 550 horsepower thanks to direct fuel-injection, modified cylinder heads, and new cams. Performance specifications haven't been published yet.

As has historically been the case, the V8 will be complemented by a firmer suspension and bigger brakes on both axles. Visually, the Z/28 will receive a muscular-looking body kit, four round exhaust tips, a huge wing mounted to the trunk lid, and specific alloy wheels.

Chevrolet is keeping technical details about the next Camaro Z/28 under wraps, so we'll have to wait until the veil is lifted to find out what's under the hood. When it lands, the next Z/28 will fight head-to-head against the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350, which uses a 5.2-liter V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft to generate over 500 horsepower.

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