Is The Camaro Getting A Corvette LT2 Engine And Horsepower?

There has been a lot of hubbubs recently about several engines within GM’s storehouse. GM announced its first 1,000-horsepower crate engine recently at SEMA and the all-new, 670-horsepower, naturally-aspirated LT6 engine found in the 2023 Corvette Z06 flooded the internet with photos and information. It appears Chevrolet is doubling down on its commitment to making what appears to be the final years of internal-combustion engines from GM the most powerful on record!

This video from LethalGarage brings out another tidbit of info that should perk up the ears of every Camaro enthusiast. Reportedly, his sources claim the LT1 engine currently found in the non-supercharged V-8 variants of the Camaro will be going away as soon as next year. In its place, the tried and true LT2 engine from the C8 Corvette Stingray will get a wet-sump oiling system and a re-routing of the intake to fit under the hood of the 2023 Camaro SS.

The LT1 currently used in Camaro could soon be replaced with the higher-horsepower LT2 engine found in the C8 Corvette Stingray.

This isn’t the first time Chevrolet has introduced an engine under the Corvette bonnet and then transplanted it into a Camaro variant after the fact. The question on everyone’s mind is whether all 495 horsepower would get the swap, or if a lower horsepower rating would be used. Camaro has many times had the same engine listed with slightly lower horsepower ratings from the factory.

I JUST got my ‘22 LT1 Camaro after 5-months of waiting. If the ’23 is an LT2 – that’s such a nutshot! – Jdm Zibby, YouTube

As it stands, the 495 hp Corvette LT1 is thanks to the optional performance exhaust and no other changes are listed. Whereas, the cause of the decrease in power when in Camaro has often been blamed on the manifolds and exhaust as well. Another situation where the additional horsepower could potentially benefit the Camaro brand is when comparing an LT2-equipped Camaro to a similar year Mustang GT. Ford just announced the Mustang GT is losing 10 horsepower, at least on paper.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT2 Engine

Of course, with the current feeding frenzy of horsepower at GM folks are also putting in their Christmas wish lists chock full of LT6-powered Z/28s wearing carbon-ceramic brakes and perhaps, Corvette’s DCT transmission. Another tidbit of Christmas wishery is the rumor that the ZL1 Camaro might in fact benefit from the LT5 engine.

We’ll have to see how this all plays out. The future looks bright for those wanting a late-model Camaro with the most factory performance possible, but for those who have endured the waiting lists and product shortages of late, Jdm Zibby sums up best in the video’s comments section, “I JUST got my ‘22 LT1 Camaro after 5-months of waiting. If the ’23 is an LT2 – that’s such a nutshot!” While we’re happy for those yet to order their (potentially) higher-horsepower Camaros, I think at least all the men can agree in saying, “We feel for ya Mr. Zibby!”

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Andy Bolig

Andy has been intrigued by mechanical things all of his life and enjoys tinkering with cars of all makes and ages. Finding value in style points, he can appreciate cars of all power and performance levels. Andy is an avid railfan and gets his “high” by flying radio-controlled model airplanes when time permits. He keeps his feet firmly grounded by working on his two street rods and his supercharged C4 Corvette. Whether planes, trains, motorcycles, or automobiles, Andy has immersed himself in a world driven by internal combustion.
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