A leaked document indicates the 2014 Chevy Camaro will be available with the Corvette Z06 LS7 engine.
With an all-new Camaro on tap for 2015 or 2016, GM is apparently keen to squeeze in at least one more special edition of its current pony car. A leaked VIN card has revealed that GM will offer a version of the Camaro with the Chevrolet Corvette's 7.0L LS7 engine for the 2014 model year.
Although the 2014 Camaro isn't on offer quite yet, a VIN card that appeared on the fan site Camaro5 has revealed GM's future engine plans. All the usually suspects appear on the 2014 model year card, from the Camaro's standard 3.6L V6 engine all the way up to the ZL1's 580 horsepower 6.2L V8, with the exception of engine type E.
Engine type E is listed as GM's LS7 V8 engine, which is currently used in the Corvette Z06 and has never been offered in a road-legal Camaro. Under the hood of the Z06, the LS7 develops 505 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
Interestingly, the VIN card doesn't indicate any new Camaro models for the 2014 model year, such as the long-rumored Z28, indicating the LS7 could be stuffed between the fenders of one of the current Camaro models. However, we can't totally rule out that some kind of special model is under development.
The official start of the 2014 model is likely at least 6 months out, but we'll be sure to keep you updated with all the latest developments.