Chevy Unveils the Drag-Race Ready COPO Camaro Concept

Here at Peterson Chevrolet, of greater Bosie, we don't urge or customers to participate in drag races. However, the Chevrolet Camaro has been known to partake in informal drag races, since the vehicle was first introduced in 1967. Even though those traditional drag-racing events may have become less popular, the tradition has been passed down to the line to younger generations.

Chevy drivers' need for speed is what makes the COPO Camaro such a thrilling addition to the Chevrolet line up. For a long time now Camaros have had an appealing wild side, tempting their drivers to push the speed limit. However, unlike its related models (i.e., the SS or forthcoming ZL1), the COPO Camaro is exclusively created for official drag racing.

Complying with the strict requirements of the NHRA Stock Eliminator, the concept vehicle was unveiled at SEMA. There, Chevrolet introduced changes for 2 engine variants, meaning Chevy is intending on having this new Camaro race in two separate classes: A stock and AA stock.

Of course, power is only one part of the equation, when you're striving for success in the area of officiated drag racing. The other components are control, driving dynamics and safety. Starting with 427- and 327-hp engines, Chevy has all four areas covered...

To keep drivers safe in the event of a high-speed crash, or rollover, Chevy has engineered the new COPO Camaro concept with a high-strength roll cage. To help drivers stop on a dime, Chevy has integrated lightweight racing brakes with standard line lock. And, to provide the tightest handling possible, they added coil-over front suspension with adjustable struts and custom rear suspension...You get the idea.

Interested in learning more about the new Chevrolet COPO Camaro? Check back again soon. Peterson Chevrolet, located at 9501 W. Fairview Ave.  Boise, ID anticipates more details, within the next month or so. If you want updates sent to you automatically, visit

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