The Chevrolet COPO Camaro was introduced early this month, a line of Camaros based on the gen six model that are destined for the drag strip. The product of a partnership between Chevrolet and Courtney Force, a National Hot Rod Association Funny Car driver, the COPO Camaro debuted at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
69 COPO Camaros are set to be produced, including the model shown at the SEMA Show, which will go to a Barrett-Jackson auction later this year. The proceeds will go to United Way.
US vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports at Chevy Jim Campbell said the COPO “begins the next chapter of an historic racing legacy” and expressed his gratefulness to Courtney Force for her participation, which he says will encourage fundraising efforts for United Way.
The COPO Camaro has a lighter and stronger body than the previous model, which increases its aerodynamics and speed. Structural rigidity was dramatically increased thanks to computer engineering. The COPO will come with various engine options including a 5.7-liter supercharged engine, a 7.0-liter naturally aspirated engine, and an LT-based 6.2-liter engine.