Not that Bayside Chevrolet, serving the Prince Frederick area recommends it, but drivers have been known to pit the Camaro against other speed hounds in unofficial drag races, since the car first launched in 1967. While those original drag-racing derelicts might be starting to turn gray, the testosterone-driven tradition continues in present day with younger generations behind the wheel.
That's what makes Chevy's latest concept, the COPO Camaro, so exciting.... Camaros have always had an irresistible edge, begging to be driven beyond the posted limit. But, different from its siblings (i.e., the SS or forthcoming ZL1), the COPO Camaro is specially designed for legitimate drag racing.
Abiding by stringent NHRA Stock Eliminator specifications, the concept recently debuted at SEMA. There, Chevy unveiled provisions for two engine variants, which means the American automaker plans for the innovative Camaro to compete in two different 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. Bayside Chevrolet, located at 1200 Solomons Island Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 anticipates more details, within the next month or so. If you want updates sent to you automatically, visit www.gmperformanceparts.com.