As we well and truly know, when the 2015 Ford Mustang debuts early next month, it will be available with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine. However, Chevrolet has confirmed that it won’t follow Ford down the turbocharged route for the foreseeable future for its awesome Camaro.
When discussing the possibility of a turbocharged Camaro, the car’s chief engineer Al Oppenheiser said, “We’re not following Ford. “As long as they’ll pay me to be the chief engineer, I’m going to fight for every horsepower I can and every cylinder I can.”
This comes as a great relief but isn’t all that surprising as Oppenheiser has been at the forefront of high-performance Camaros like the 7.0-liter LS7 V8 powered 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 recently. In fact, Oppenheiser believes that “It’s kind of the golden era of the pony car.”
“In the future – something I don’t think the public realizes yet – there may be a day when nobody: Ford, Chrysler or GM has a V8, or if they do it would be a very highly priced V8 because you’ve got to add your whole stable of cars and come up with a fuel economy number.”
In 2016, there will be revisions made to the government mandated corporate average fuel economy standards and again in 2025 to further force automakers to dramatically improve efficiency and consumption levels
[Via Auto Guide]