The original 1969 Chevy ZL-1 COPO Camaro saw the production of 69 cars total, and that was mirrored for 2012 with the assembly of 69 new model high performance custom and special order COPO Camaro drag racers. 2013 will see General Motors adding an additional 69 Chevrolet COPO Camaro modern muscle cars to the Chevy racing fleet. You can buy one of these COPO Camaro's, or you can buy the parts that make up the COPO for your Camaro project from Chevrolet Performance. Read on for details and links...
Video: General Motors Chevrolet COPO Camaro drag race car
This was the 1st new generation Chevrolet COPO Camaro in the 8's on the quarter mile
8.88 seconds @ 142.9 mph - Watch Video
Late August 2012 saw the new Chevy COPO Camaro drag cars showing up at drag strips & races
LS7 powered 2012 COPO Camaro testing - Watch video
The 2012 US Nationals was the 1st place to see the new Chevrolet COPO's competitively in Stock Eliminator and Super Stock drag racing.
Note: On the new Chevrolet COPO Camaro there is a build number, but no VIN, so it can't easily be registered, nor was it intended, for "on highway" use. It is a purpose-built, non-street legal muscle car drag racer. Also, the new COPO Camaro was released in 2012, but wasn't officially associated as being a 2012 model; it was simply the COPO Camaro. However, now that 2103 will see General Motors building another 69 COPO Camaro's the future will find the build year associated with the vehicle which for now means 2012 and 2013 COPO Camaro's.
The new 2012 and 2013 COPO Camaro automobile commemorates the original custom Chevy hot-rods and muscle cars of the late 60's or early 70's while at the same time being able to win races against today's competition. A few examples of the competition are the Mopar Challenger V10 Drag Pak
and the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
. News (10-30-2012): Ford Racing is showing off a new 5.0 Twin Turbo Cobra Jet V-8 using their EcoBoost® technology.
Car picture: the Chevy COPO Camaro rear view