The 2016 Chevrolet COPO Camaro has made its official debut this week in Las Vegas during the SEMA show. Developed exclusively for drag racing, Chevy’s new turn-key racecar can take part in the NHRA Stock and Super Stock Eliminator classes and will be offered with several engines, including a V8 5.7-liter supercharged motor, a V8 6.2-liter and a larger V8 7.0-liter unit. Only 69 units are planned for production for the 2016 model year and the show car at SEMA is going to be auctioned next year by Barrett-Jackson, with the money going to the United Way.
The 2016 Chevrolet COPO Camaro has received adjustable coilovers and a solid rear axle that benefits from an aluminum-made center section equipped with a spool-type differential as well as gun-drilled 40-spline axle shafts. It also comes with an adjustable front suspension and a race-spec chassis while the fuel cell has a built-in high-pressure fuel pump.
Other upgrades worth mentioning include the beefier brakes, lightweight Weld wheels, wheelie bars and Goodyear tires specifically developed for drag racing. This SEMA showcar was created in collaboration with Funny Car driver Courtney Force and benefits from a carbon fiber hood, a Red Hot paint with red grille inserts and bespoke body graphics. It uses a concept 350 race-spec engine with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger and has some interior upgrades like a five-point safety harness, racing seats and a chrome-moly roll cage.