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The Chevrolet COPO Camaro is a purpose built vehicle meant for one thing: Drag Racing. The COPO Camaro debuted at the 2011 SEMA show as a concept, and since then we have heard little of the drag racers fate, but today Chevrolet announced that they will be building 69 of the performance driven cars in 2012.
Meant for the NHRA Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes, the COPO Camaro will be the fastest Camaro built to date. There will be three engine options available for the drag racing Camaro, a naturally aspirated 7.0L V8, a 5.3L V8 featuring a 2.9L supercharger, and another 5.3L V8, this one featuring a 4.0L supercharger.
“The COPO Camaro is going to shake up the sportsman drag racing ranks this summer and give Chevy fans a great new reason to cheer on the Bowtie,” said Jim Campbell, the General Motors U.S. vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports.
The COPO Camaro is designed to meet NHRA specifications with a solid axle and full chrome moly roll cage. It will come outfitted with a Powerglide automatic transmission designed for drag racing and be available in five colors: Flat Black, Summit White, Victory Red, Silver Ice Metallic and Ashen Gray Metallic. This drag raced focused car will not even be street legal, making it even more niche.
The COPO Camaro will start at $89,000, but don’t hold out for one, a third party company was brought in to distribute all 69 cars to specific buyers to ensure a fair process was used when selling the cars.