There are a lot of disappointed shoppers hoping to get their hands on a 2016 Chevrolet COPO Camaro.
At General Motors’ unveiling event for its new Performance and Racing Center in Pontiac, Michigan, the American automaker revealed that more than 5,500 people wanted to get their hands on a 2016 Chevrolet COPO Camaro. But like the last four years, Chevrolet is only producing 69 units for purchase, meaning there’s a lot of drag racers being left at the starting line.
The new COPO Camaro made its debut at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and is configured to compete in the NHRA Stock and Super Stock classes. As a full-on drag car, it comes with racing-tuned chassis pieces and a solid rear axle. Those lucky enough to get their hands on one get to choose from a trio of V8 engines that includes 5.7-, 6.2- and 7.0-liter options.
The first production Gen Six COPO Camaro sold at a recent Barrett-Jackson auction in January, netting $300,000 with the proceeds going to the United Way. According to Jim Campbell, GM vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, production of the COPO Camaro is kept low to keep interests high. Naturally, enthusiasts can build their own COPO Camaro by purchasing a rolling chassis and a crate motor, but it doesn’t have the same authenticity and recognition as a collectible compared to the real thing.
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