Z28 will likely get Chevy's 6.2 liter LSA V8 tuned north of 550 hp (410 kW). The new Camaro Z28 is expected to debut at the Detroit auto show next January.

As American muscle car enthusiasts anxiously await the upcoming Chevy Camaro Z28, a thoughtful artist has rendered an image of what the car will possibly look like ahead of its official release.

This image was created by Jon Sibal and it shows a Camaro Z28 ready to match the expectations of tradition while taking on the likes of its current arch-competitor the Ford Shelby GT500.

Speculation is that the Camaro will come with a variant of the supercharged 6.2 liter LSA V8, possibly tuned to greater heights than as fitted to the current Cadillac CTS-V. Or Corvette may decide to share its 638 hp (476 kW) LS9 with its sibling, although that seems less likely.

That LSA engine in the CTS-V comes with 556 hp (415 kW), which tops the GT500 by about 6 ponies. Chevy may decide to level a more devastating blow than that to the competition but so far there's been no inkling from the storied American brand about where they're taking the Z28 - except to the Detroit auto show next January where the model will likely make its debut.

Gallery: Rendered: Chevrolet Camaro Z28

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