The Vette’s LT2 6.2-litre V8 doles out 490 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Camaro’s LT1 6.2-litre V8 puts out 455 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque.
The ICE Camaro’s final hurrah?
Yes, more news involving the 8th generation Chevrolet Corvette. This time, the story involves the Corvette possibly donating its LT2 V8 engine to its smaller sibling, the Camaro. Said Camaro has been essentially stuck in the Vette’s shadow for the better part of 18 months.
The Chevrolet Camaro’s also fallen far behind its main rivals, the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang. Despite being a talented pony car, the Camaro lost its edge only a few years after the 5th generation was introduced in 2010. Perhaps it needs more V8?
This is what the rumour suggests. According to Carbuzz, the 2023 Chevrolet Camaro could become the recipient of the C8 Corvette Stingray’s LT2 490 horsepower V8. Although the power gains are not mind-boggling over the LT1, the LT2 is designed to rev and be pushed in order to access the extra power. This could certainly turn up the driving pleasure quotient.
If this happens, it will be the ICE-powered Camaro’s final curtain call. Chevy’s pony car is expected to bow in 2024 and be replaced with an electrically-motivated replacement. The move would be a costly investment for GM but it would certainly be considered a proper send-off for the car.