COPO Camaro: The Real Champion’s Car

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COPO or Central Office Production Order Camaros are Cameros built after circumventing the corporate performance limits. It all started when Ford introduced the GT500 modified by Caroll Shelby. Responding to that, Yenko, one of Chevrolet’s leading dealers, got Chevrolet’s permission to modify the Camaro SS 350, giving birth to the first-ever COPO Camaro.

The 2019 Sema Show beheld many exhilarating announcements. One of such was the all-new 2020 COPO Camaro. This year, the COPO Camaro is designated towards a singular purpose, the NHRA Drag Racing Competition. Chevrolet will produce 70 such cars in 2020. Among them, one of a kind special build will be heading to Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. Slathered with John Force’s name, this black, grey and red beauty celebrates the 16-time champion, a legend in NHRA drag racing.

Two engine choices to choose from, either an LSX based supercharged 5.7L V8 or a Naturally Aspirated 7L V8. Outside, the COPO will be offered in a Summit White, Satin Steel Grey, and Red finish along with 7 optional colors to choose from. The interiors are black finished in red. These options are available on all the 69 COPO Camaro production models.

Chevrolet’s annual production of only 69 COPO models is its way of paying homage to the first-ever COPO Camaro which came into existence in 1969. In this count of 69, we are not taking into account one of the special builds which will be sent to the Barret-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. John Force was moved to view the finished product even though he helped design the car. “This is a great-looking COPO Camaro, and I enjoyed helping design this car,” said John in a press release. Truly, the 2020 COPO Camaro was one of the greatest spectacles here at the 2019 Las Vegas SEMA Show.

Chevy also showcased two other vehicles Chevy E-10 and 2021 Chevy Silverado HD Carhartt. Out of these two, Chevy confirmed that the Silverado will come into production in late spring, 2020 for a limited number of units.

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