Chevrolet COPO Camaro 2014
Americans are crazy about drag racing. Who is victorious on the quarter mile, must necessarily happy about a lot of fame. This is no different today than in the late 1960s, in which the legendary COPO Camaro was built only for one purpose: the Ford Mustang or the Plymouth Barracuda to show on the quarter mile strip the taillights. Now it lives the once so successful concept with the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Copo again.
Review: 1967 Chevrolet dealer Don Yenko sees good prospects for a Camaro that has to enter with a particularly powerful engine on the quarter mile the competition into the ground. As a suitable power source for this project sees the seven-liter L-72 V8 engine from the Corvette, for the 6.5-liter L-78 engine of the former Chevrolet Camaro SS must go.
However, the car may not start for Chevrolet on the quarter mile, as it is not a self-converted by the factory race cars. So the car maker Don Yenkos accesses idea and installed easily even the 428-hp Corvette engine in the Camaro. This COPO (Central Office Production Order) called special version may officially participate for the manufacturer to drag race. Chevrolet saw the success and 1969 with Yenko, agreed on collaboration. At the customer’s COPO package is well received, which also contains the matching tires, appropriate safety equipment and other performance features beside the engine.
By 2014, Chevrolet again grown on a limited small series of COPO Camaros, but in which the customers can choose from several engine options. It is revised racing engine versions of the LS engine. Chevrolet offers for its quarter-mile racer naturally aspirated variants with displacements ranging from 350 cubic inches (cui; 5.7 liter), 396 cui (6.5 liter) or even 427 cui (7.0 liter to). The 5.7-liter unit can also charge with a screw compressor made by Whipple. Performance Chevrolet named yet, but one can assume that the Chevrolet COPO Camaro is very good standing in the feed.
Each COPO Camaro turns by hand in the quarter-mile racer. The racer brings factory alongside other security equipment as a roll cage, has a racing chassis, and custom chassis components. The main difference compared to the serial Camaro: While the road cars are on the road with independent suspension on the rear axle, the makers of the COPO Camaro miss a rear rigid axle.
Visually, the Chevrolet Camaro COPO stands out due to the extreme air scoop on the hood and its huge wheels along with balloon tires. In addition, the designers adapted the race car to the look of the current model year. The COPO version has the front and the rear of the 2014 streets Camaros.
The serial number 1 provides Chevrolet in January 2014 for a good cause. The car comes with an event of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction house, Arizona, under the hammer. The revenue is the benefit “Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans”, an organization that takes care of US soldiers wounded in the war.