Camaro Z28 Testing and Crashing on the Nurburgring

Camaro Z28 rumored to be powered by 7.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine

A competition focused version of the Camaro is currently being tested with a tried-and-true naturally aspirated V8 engine.

An aggressive looking Camaro prototype was recently spotted making the rounds at the Nurburgring up until it crashed into the guarding rails surrounding the track. An astute motoring enthusiast would recognize the sounds powering the prototype to be a naturally aspirated V8 engine under the hood.

The type of engine in the prototype Camaro was anybody’s guess until the Motor Trend magazine put it all together. The engine powering the race-ready Z-28 is an updated version of GM’s 7.0-liter V8 engine.

Apparently, GM is planning for the engine in the Camaro undergoing testing to remain naturally aspirated but yet special enough to take on the Mustang GT350R. With a slight increase in horsepower from 505 to between 540 and 565 horsepower, this will position the upcoming Z28 between the ZL1 on the top end in terms of power and the Mustang GT350R on the lower end.

GM sources are on record stating that the 7.0-liter engine will appear in future cars. The upcoming Z28 is the perfect car to receive the engine..

Rumors are circulating that an updated version of GM’s iconic LS7 engine will switch codes to the LT7 in order to clearly differentiate technical enhancements in the new system.

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