All of the Camaro-heads’ prayers have finally been answered and the Z/28 Camaros are now en route to customers – let the modding begin!
Although the car has only been on the road for a few weeks, the crew over at Redline Motorsports are the first we know of to have strapped down and tested the new Z/28 Camaro on the dyno! Yes, it’s new and shiny, and, yes, we want one really bad, but how much power is the LS7 in this beast putting out?
Horsepower numbers from the factory are rated at 505 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque at the flywheel, and we know that the car won’t put those exact numbers to the tires. Mind you, this is the same LS7 used in the C6 Z06, but this engine doesn’t utilize GM’s cast 4-1 exhaust manifolds – instead, GM outfitted the engine with tubular 4-2-1 exhaust manifolds for the best exhaust flow possible.
A stock C6 Z06 Corvette, on any given day, puts out a ballpark number of 440 horsepower and 419 pound-feet of torque to the tires – The Z/28 Camaro’s LS7, with the exception of a few minor changes, is putting out 455 horses and 420 pound-feet. It seems that the choice GM made to go from cast exhaust manifolds to tubular manifolds was a good idea. Better airflow is never a bad thing, but at the same time, the numbers are very typical for this engine. A whole lot of potential lies underneath the hood of this track monster.
We can’t wait to see what Redline Motorsports has up their sleeves for this car! Check out their website for more information on their services – they should have a performance kit for this car very soon!