The Chevrolet COPO Camaro Returns For 2022
The Chevrolet Camaro has always ruled the drag strip. They have conquered the competition at every chance for quarter-mile glory.
That is why the COPO Camaros are legendary on the drag strip.
For 2022, Chevrolet will offer a new version of the COPO Camaro. The drag strip package includes a new 572-cubic-inch engine V8 offering the big block thrust of the original 1969 Central Office Production Order Camaro special.
The COPO 572 uses a cast-iron block with four-bolt main caps, aluminum heads, a forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods and forged aluminum pistons. Pricing for the COPO Camaro with the 572 starts from $105,500.
If 572-cubic-inches is a bit too much, the 2022 COPO Camaro is also available with LSX-based Small Block engines – a supercharged 350-cubic-inch V-8 rated by the NHRA at 580 horsepower and a naturally aspirated 427-cubic-inch V-8 with an NHRA-rated 470 hp. All 2022 COPO Camaros use an ATI Racing Products TH400 three-speed automatic transmission.
Engineered for drag racers, the COPO Camaro is sold as a Chevrolet Performance part and cannot be registered for street use. It competes in NHRA Stock and Super Stock eliminators and comes standard with a carbon fiber hood and wheelie bars. Buyers can customize their cars with options such as a trunk-mounted weight box and parachute.
Owning a COPO Camaro places drag racers in rare company – Chevrolet has built fewer than 700 examples since the program restarted in 2012. In past years, interested customers have entered a lottery to win an allotment for one of 69 cars. Chevrolet will not limit production for 2022, and orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Buyers may also participate in a private tour of the COPO Build Facility in Oxford, Michigan, where each car is custom made. The order form for the 2022 Chevrolet COPO Camaro can be found at www.chevrolet.com/performance-parts/copo-camaro.
When you do order your COPO Camaro, make sure you have it delivered to Dieffenbach GM Superstore for you to pick and race off into the sunset. We can also assist you in ordering your future drag strip superstar, too!
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