Fastest Camaro Ever – Chevy Gives the Green Light for COPO Launch

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The Chevrolet COPO Camaro drag racer will be the fastest and one of the most limited models ever.

Chevrolet has just announced that the COPO Camaro purpose-built drag racer has received the green light for production. Set to compete in the NHRA Stock Eliminator and Super Stock racing classes, the fastest Camaro ever will come with a choice of three engines and plenty of racing-spec parts. "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 GM's U.S. VP of performance vehicles and motorsports.

Motivation arrives in the form of either a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V8, 5.3-liter V8 with a 2.9-liter supercharger and a 5.3L V8 with a top-of-the-line 4.0-liter supercharger. All the engines are coupled with a drag racing-spec Powerglide automatic transmission. The COPO Camaro, first seen at last year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas, is available in five colors: Flat Black, Summit White, Victory Red, Silver Ice Metallic and Ashen Gray Metallic. Racing parts are found throughout the COPO Camaro, such as a solid axle and full chrome moly roll cage, racing-spec seat and racing sports steering wheel. All parts are NHRA-compliant.

Chevrolet is expecting a high level of demand for their fastest Camaro ever, so much so that they brought in a third party to handle all sales. Only 69 units will be built with pricing starting at $89,000.

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