Rumor: 500hp Camaro with GM’s small block V8?

According to WardsAuto’s multiple Camaro crazy forums, are saying that GM is running test mules of a Camaro with their new fifth-generation small block 6.2 liter direct injection V8 that produces upward of 500 horsepower.

The engine which is currently powering the Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon Denali and the 2008 Corvette, could produce 10 percent low-end torque along with an increase in fuel economy for the Camaro.

Another speculation is that the Camaro may get a hybrid variant. A recent report said that a GM source has told the Detroit Free Press that a Chevrolet Camaro hybrid is definitely feasible. It would require GM using their production-ready hybrid technology that hits the roads this fall matted with a small-block V8 engine.

 

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Source: motive (via Jalopnik)

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