The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 won't go on sale until next spring, but that hasn't stopped SRT CEO Ralph Gilles from confirming the company will soon have "an answer" to the lightweight sports car.

The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 won't go on sale until next spring, but that hasn't stopped SRT CEO Ralph Gilles from confirming the company will soon have "an answer" to the lightweight sports car.

Gilles declined to elaborate but speculation suggests the company is developing an upgraded version of the Challenger SRT8. Like the Viper TA, the model is expected to benefit from a number of improvements including revised styling, a track-oriented suspension and high-performance brakes. We can also expect several weight saving measures.

Power will likely be provided by a massaged version of the company's 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that currently develops 470 bhp (350 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque. Considering the Z/28 will have "at least" 500 bhp (373 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque, it's safe to assume SRT would try to match or exceed those numbers.

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