GM has created one of the most badass factory cars. The 2012 COPO Camaro is a pure drag racing car built to compete in NHRA Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes. COPO stands for Central Office Production Order, a process used by fleet managers to order unusual combinations of options in the ’60s. Fred Gidd figured out how to use this system in order to create cars that were never intended for production. He ordered 1969 Camaros that used a derivative of GM’s 427ci, all-aluminum ZL1 race engine. There were 69 of these cars built in 1969, and Chevy is building 69 of the 2012 versions as well.
The 2012 COPO Camaro is not able to be licensed for the street, and is purely a race car. The engines available for the COPO Camaro are a naturally aspirated 427, a 327 with a 2.9L Whipple blower, and a 327 with a 4.0L Whipple blower. Buyers can also purchase all three of these engines for their drag car. Gutted of all it’s street equipment, having a rollcage, one look at this car and you can tell it means business.
No official top speed, or acceleration has been given for this car but Chevy is sure to release it as soon as production on these cars pick up.
(Via – MotortTrend)