Chevy Unveils Limited Edition 2017 COPO Camaro
The Chevrolet Camaro’s racing legacy continues with the revelation that is the 2017 COPO Camaro.
This version of the Camaro has been built solely for National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) racing purposes and delivers truly blistering performance. It has been hand-constructed from front to back with painstaking precision and packs quite a punch off the line. Find out how this newest COPO model inhabits and propels the legacy of American drag racing.
History of COPO
The COPO concept was first revealed at the 2011 SEMA Show with a limited run of only 69 models to honor the original ZL-1 COPO Camaro from 1969, back when Camaros built solely for drag racing were first revealed. The 2017 model continues in that tradition with racing-inspired design and performance.
This high-performance muscle car has been designed to meet NHRA performance specifications. The COPO Camaro is not certified for on-road driving and cannot be registered, titled, or licensed. As it puts racing first, it features no back seat and little in the way of sound deadening. It has been built with a lightweight coil-over strut front suspension, a four-link rear suspension, lightweight four-wheel disc brakes, and a custom manual steering rack.
The 2017 Chevy COPO Camaro is offered with a variety of different powertrain setups, each of which comes with an ATI Racing Products TH400 SFI-approved ATI “Super Case” Helical low gear three-speed automatic transmission and an ATI Racing Products “Treemaster MRT” Series torque converter:
- 2L Naturally Aspirated V8 – With a max recommended RPM of 8,000, this engine is capable of putting out 410 hp.
- 427 Naturally Aspirated – This engine produces up to 470 hp and also has a max RPM recommendation of 8,000.
- 350 Supercharged – You can count on this supercharged engine for a hefty 580-hp total output; like the others, it, too, has a max RPM recommendation of 8,000.
Buy a Road-Ready Camaro
While the appeal of the 2017 COPO Camaro is undeniable, it isn’t an accessible option for those who simply want a sporty car to tackle their day-to-day. The 2017 Chevy Camaro, however, also offers robust performance across the board and can be found at Gregg Young Chevrolet.