When we saw the teaser for what appeared to be a Camaro-based Ford Mach E rival, we frankly said it was time for the Chevrolet Camaro to die.

In fact, that exact statement was based on the fact that Chevrolet can no longer even justify the existence of the Camaro.

It has been considering discontinuing the Camaro since then, followed by news that the current model will run until 2026

making the current model obsolete in about 10 years. when you retire.

We don't have any updates on that, but previous rumors about the Camaro Z28's cancellation are likely true, and new reports say it was a brutal beast.

Courtesy of Deep Burble, an anonymous source for Motor Trend. According to Deep Burble, his new Z28 should have had a 5.5-liter flat-plane crank, DOHC, V-8

This is the same engine expected to power the new Corvette Z06.

 The engine is said to produce 617 horsepower and be able to rev at 9,000 rpm.

This would be a huge improvement over the fifth-generation Camaro Z28, which was a hair's breadth of the 650-horsepower Camaro ZL1

with his 7.0-liter V8 suited for 505 ponies and 481 lb-ft of torque.

At this point, we don't know what will happen to the Camaro. However, it is very likely that GM will continue to make the same car until his new 2026 deadline and then leave it alone.

The name could be attached to some sort of electric SUV in hopes of using the iconic name to battle the Ford Mach E, but it's a move that will follow when the company takes offense at the Blazer name.

After all the drama, the company would be wise to avoid doing exactly that.We'd love to se

the Camaro take a breather and return as an electric muscle car to take on the Challenger and Mustang EVS.