At the Las Vegas Strip, Chevy is proving that its ready for the drag-strip by unveiling the latest iteration of its COPO Camaro racer.
The bow-ties drag special is limited to just 69 examples, so if you’re interested don’t hesitate to sign up. The model here at the SEMA show floor is sporting a 350 cubic inch “LSX” V8 engine with a 2.9L Whipple supercharger strapped on top. Other engines available for COPO Camaros conform to NHRA Stock and Super Stock classes and include 350, 396 and 427 cubic inch naturally aspirated V8s.
Every COPO Camaro is a hand built example of the regular production car, but then is outfitted with a NHRA-approved roll cage and other safety equipment. From there, the chassis and suspension are upgraded with racing parts and a solid rear axle, which is perfect drag racing rather than the Camaro’s usual independent rear suspension.
Also announced at the show are six crate engines from Chevy’s performance catalog. The six engines are the 350, 396 and 427 cubic inch naturally aspirated V8s as well as three supercharged V8s; two measuring 327 cubic inches in displacement and the 350 cubic inch engine found in the show car. Check out the video below for full details.
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GALLERY: 2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
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