(Photos by Keith Griffin) Chevrolet showed off the 2015 COPO Camaro yesterday at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. It’s a factory built race car, and the very last version of the Gen 5 Camaro. Only 69 will be built.
“The COPO Camaro allows sportsman racers to compete directly in NHRA Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Every win advances the COPO racing legacy established 45 years ago and reinforces Chevrolet’s position today as America’s leading performance car brand.”
The 2015 COPO Camaro on display this week at the SEMA Show features an Abalone White exterior with gray and orange accents and all-new COPO graphics. The engine is a 350 LSX V-8 with a 2.9L Whipple blower.
Each COPO Camaro race car is built by hand starting with production hardware, including the same body in white used for production models.
Each also gets an NHRA-approved roll cage and other safety equipment, a drag-specific chassis and suspension components, which includes a solid rear axle that replaces the production Camaro’s independent rear axle.
Customers can select from a variety of supercharged and naturally aspirated LS-family engines based on their intended NHRA Stock and Super Stock classes, including 350, 396 and 427 naturally aspirated engines and a supercharged 350.
Racers interested in purchasing one of the 69 2015 COPO Camaro race cars must register atwww.chevrolet.com/performance/copo-camaro. An independent third-party will randomly select purchasers from the pool of interested customers.
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