As always, the traditional SEMA show in Las Vegas is also including the latest version of the COPO Camaro, which continues on the model’s legacy of being a top contender on the drag strip.
But Chevrolet has lots of surprises in store for Camaro fans attending the SEMA show in Las Vegas this year. For example, the amateur racers of the world can delve into the new Camaro SS Drag Race Development Program – which has to do with parts that make life living a quarter mile at a time easier. And of course there’s also the limited 2017 COPO Camaro. It remains pretty much the same as the version we saw last year, and again just 69 units will be produced. The unit hitting SEMA these days is wearing an anodized version of the yper Blue Metallic paint. Number 01 of 69 with a supercharged 5.7-liter (350-cubic-inch) V8 will be sold at auction during the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale even next January.
Chevy’s performance unit produces the COPO Camaro by hand for competition in the NHRA’s Stock Eliminator classes. Owners can select a supercharged 5.7-liter V8, naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter (427-cubic-inch) V8, and an LT-based, 6.2-liter (376-cubic-inch V8 engine with direct injection – all fitted with an ATI TH400 three-speed automatic transmission. There are also numerous upgrades: adjustable front and rear suspensions, a solid rear axle, unassisted steering and brakes and a fuel cell for safety with a high-pressure fuel pump.