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Scotsman 12-09-2010 08:16 PM

GMPP Catalog Features 2011 COPO-esque Camaros
 
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"These great Camaros exemplify the spirit of dealer-built supercars that grew out of the muscle car era," Dr. Jamie Meyer, product integration manager for GM Performance Parts, said in a prepared statement. "They are the COPO Camaros of the 21st century."

Two examples managed to make their way onto the cover of this year's GM Performance Parts catalog. Unlike COPO cars of days old, neither was actually fitted with go-fast goodies within the factory, but each was given plenty of attention in order to create what each dealer views as the ultimate Camaro.

Take the Camaro HTR-SS454, for instance. Built by New York's DeNooyer Chevrolet and Redline Motorsports, the car is stripped of the stock 6.2-liter V-8 and replaced with GM's LSX454 V-8 crate engine. With a few modifications -- including swapping carburetors for port fuel injection, and installing LS7 cylinder heads -- the engine is capable of throwing down 620 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. It's mated with an upgraded six-speed manual transmission with a custom flywheel and a Corvette ZR1 clutch, along with a larger rear axle and stiffer rear suspension bushings. Too much power for your tastes? DeNooyer also offers the HTR-600, a 600-horsepower beast powered by the Corvette Z06's 7.0-liter LS7 V-8.

Those seeing true Corvette influence, however, may appreciate the other Camaro featured on the cover. The Storm, crafted by NeSmith Chevrolet in Georgia, scraps the stock 6.2-liter V-8 and replaces it with the supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V-8 used in the exotic Corvette ZR1. NeSmith chose the engine as it's small-block roots helped facilitate installation -- in fact, most custom fabrication is relgated to addressing the dry-sump oiling system and the arrangement of the accessory drive.

In Storm tune, the LS9 is capable of cranking out nearly 700 horsepower, 62 ponies more than in stock ZR1 form. To handle this power, NeSmith also beefs up the axles and transmission, and installed larger six-piston Baer brake calipers in front and back.

We like the idea of dealers crafting their own high-performance Camaro variants, but if none manages to catch your fancy, don't fear: we wouldn't be surprised if other dealers follow in their footsteps, but owners can always build their own dream machine by cracking open the Performance Parts catalog.

General Motors' COPO system -- a backdoor means for building some wicked performance machines in the 1960s -- may be no more, but that isn't stopping today's Chevrolet dealers from building bespoke performance Camaros of their own.

source:http://wot.motortrend.com/6735426/au...#ixzz17fQbVtbr


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GRAND BLANC, Mich. – Dealership-created performance packages were an important part of Chevrolet’s muscle car heritage. Names like Yenko, Nickey, Berger and others helped drive high-performance options, while enhancing the mystique of one-off collectables decades later. In fact, it was creative ordering on the part of dealers that created the legendary COPO Camaros of the late 1960s – cars available from those enterprising dealers, but not offered in any official catalog or order guide.

More than 40 years later, a couple of dealers – DeNooyer Chevrolet in New York and Georgia’s NeSmith Chevrolet – have rekindled the concept of using Chevrolet’s own parts to create specialty Camaros that simply aren’t offered in regular production. DeNooyer used GM Performance Parts’ (GMPP) LSX454 crate engine (part number 19244611) to build a modern 454 engine for the Camaro SS, while NeSmith transplanted the supercharged LS9 engine from the Corvette ZR1 into their Camaro.

“These great Camaros exemplify the spirit of dealer-built super cars that grew out of the muscle car era,” says Dr. Jamie Meyer, product integration manager for GM Performance Parts. “They are the COPO Camaros of the 21st century.”

Both cars are featured on the cover the 2011 GM Performance Parts catalog.

The DeNooyer 454 Camaro, dubbed the HTR-SS454 (named for partner Redline Motorsports' owner Howard Tanner), takes the GMPP LSX454 crate engine and adds a port fuel injection system to its LS7-style LSX six-bolt cylinder heads. The engine has an all-forged rotating assembly and an 11.0:1 compression ratio. A front end accessory drive system was added, too, along with a custom flywheel and ZR1 clutch matched to the six-speed manual transmission.

With the custom engine installed and properly tuned, chassis-dyno testing of the Camaro delivered a strong 520 horsepower and 530 lb.-ft. of torque at the rear wheels – or right about the 620-hp/590-lb.-ft. estimates from GMPP for the basic crate engine. The car’s driveline was beefed up to handle the 200-horsepower increase over stock, too, with stronger axles and stiffer bushings throughout.

Much like what was done with the legendary Baldwin-Motion cars, of the Sixties, DeNooyer joined forces with an expert performance shop, Redline Motorsports, to help engineer and build the HTR-SS454. Redline a leader in LS-based high-performance engines and vehicles and it also collaborates with DeNooyer Chevrolet on the HTR-600 Camaro, which uses the 505-hp LS7 engine from the Corvette Z06 – also available as a crate engine from GMPP (part number 19211710). More information is available from Dan Carlton, general manager of the DeNooyer Performance Division: 518-526-0412 or dan@denooyerperformancedivision.com

While the DeNooyer 454-powered Camaro evokes memories of yesteryear, NeSmith’s LS9-powered “Storm” Camaro is pure modern performance, with the world-beating power of the Corvette ZR1 under the hood. It was created within the dealership’s in-house customization facility, NeSmith Customs, with assistance from nearby Jen Jac’s Restorations. NeSmith also happens to be the largest GMPP dealer in the country.

The LS9 is offered as a crate engine from GM Performance Parts (part number 19201990) and, because of its similar LS-family architecture to the Camaro’s original LS3 engine, easily slipped into the engine compartment – although some fabrication was necessary to accommodate the unique placement of some accessories, as well as the LS9’s dry sump-style oiling system. But when the installation was completed, the engine looked factory-installed. And with a few minor upgrades, the engine is producing about 700 horsepower.

Like the DeNooyer HTR-SS454, the NeSmith Storm Camaro matches its greater performance capability with complementing drivetrain parts, including stronger axles and a Baer brake system featuring six-piston calipers, front and rear.

NeSmith is offering the LS9-powered Storm Camaro as a special model through its dealership. More information is available from Steve Gordon: sgordon@nesmithnow.com or 912-739-5305.

Taintedveins 12-09-2010 08:17 PM

this is really ironic! i was just looking up those two engines about emissions and such! not to mention i had a question about it so.. thanks in advance?

Scotsman 12-09-2010 08:21 PM

no problem.

GM press release: http://media.gm.com/content/media/us...i/1209_camaros

2010 SSRS 12-09-2010 08:22 PM

looks like GM is ready to start kicking azz

2SSRS@Gen5diy 12-09-2010 08:28 PM

Some one dos not know what is up with the LSX454 it comes with 6 bolt lx7 heads on it so no need for ls7 heads.

rally yellow ss rs 12-09-2010 08:47 PM

Will GM do the install and warranty it for our Camaro's?

OPP 12-09-2010 08:56 PM

$?

slick rick 12-09-2010 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by OPP (Post 2623800)
$?

$$$$$$$$$$$

fireresq157 12-09-2010 09:09 PM

That's great but basically this is just performance changes that are done at the dealership. For the most part COPOS and Yenkos major work were all done at the factory.
So this is nothing new just more parts on the GM catalog. The thing with this is you have to pay for an extra engine and the engine swap. I think you would be better off splurging for the upcoming Z and you would still save money that you could upgrade other performance parts or bank.

DGthe3 12-09-2010 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by fireresq157 (Post 2623835)
That's great but basically this is just performance changes that are done at the dealership. For the most part COPOS and Yenkos major work were all done at the factory.
So this is nothing new just more parts on the GM catalog. The thing with this is you have to pay for an extra engine and the engine swap. I think you would be better off splurging for the upcoming Z and you would still save money that you could upgrade other performance parts or bank.

Well, the days of it being done from the factory are long gone. This is about as close as you're ever going get to a modern COPO.

VictoryMuscleCars 12-09-2010 09:54 PM

SA-WEET!!!

huggercamaro21 12-09-2010 09:58 PM

I want to know what kind of warranty, if any, it has.

Synerbee 12-09-2010 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by huggercamaro21 (Post 2623967)
I want to know what kind of warranty, if any, it has.

1 mile, 1 minute limited warranty and a 2 miles 3 minute powertrain warranty

rally yellow ss rs 12-09-2010 10:05 PM

Sadly, doesnt Ford warranty Mustangs and such when they go in to get Roush Superchargers added after the fact.

DGthe3 12-09-2010 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by huggercamaro21 (Post 2623967)
I want to know what kind of warranty, if any, it has.

At best, it would be whatever the crate engine comes with (which isn't much). But I doubt they would allow the warranty to cover the entire drive train. So if the 700 hp engine does bad things to the transmission, you'd be out of luck.

But I doubt that they'd be emissions legal anyway, so they'd come with the standard 'off road use only' warning. And it takes a while to rack up a few thousand miles going a 1/4 mile at a time.

Andro 12-09-2010 10:13 PM

Fairway Chevy Speed Shop(Fairway Chevrolet dealership) in Las Vegas does this type of work and more. Contact Sam Smith at 702-449-9939 for more info.

v6sonoma 12-09-2010 10:32 PM

All your answers for these can be found here.
http://www.gmperformanceparts.com/_r...talog_2010.pdf

Just be prepared to bust open your wallet. :yikes:

DeNooyerPerformance 12-09-2010 10:44 PM

Evening Guys. Really appreciate the comments. We Warranty the car for 3YR/36,000 miles. Full drive line. We are the only Chevrolet Dealer in the Country that offers that type of coverage.Thanks to all the Camaro 5 Members for visiting us at the PRI show. You are all a class act. If anyone has any questions please feel free to call me directly at 518-526-0412

Please feel free to check us out online. www.uschevrolet.com
Dan Carlton
General Manager
DeNooyer Chevrolet Performance Division

jpizzle007 12-10-2010 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by fireresq157 (Post 2623835)
That's great but basically this is just performance changes that are done at the dealership. For the most part COPOS and Yenkos major work were all done at the factory.
So this is nothing new just more parts on the GM catalog. The thing with this is you have to pay for an extra engine and the engine swap. I think you would be better off splurging for the upcoming Z and you would still save money that you could upgrade other performance parts or bank.

ditto, this is not a COPO unless its factory. change your title of the thread so others don't waste their time.

ponbigi 12-10-2010 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by DeNooyerPerformance (Post 2624078)
Evening Guys. Really appreciate the comments. We Warranty the car for 3YR/36,000 miles. Full drive line. Thanks to all the Camaro 5 Members for visiting us at the PRI show. You are all a class act. If anyone has any questions please feel free to call me directly at 518-526-0412

Please feel free to check us out online. www.uschevrolet.com
Dan Carlton
General Manager
DeNooyer Chevrolet Performance Division

Can you tell us why you would not honor the 100k 5 year power train warranty

blazzin1 12-10-2010 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by fireresq157 (Post 2623835)
That's great but basically this is just performance changes that are done at the dealership. For the most part COPOS and Yenkos major work were all done at the factory.So this is nothing new just more parts on the GM catalog. The thing with this is you have to pay for an extra engine and the engine swap. I think you would be better off splurging for the upcoming Z and you would still save money that you could upgrade other performance parts or bank.

COPO's....Yes, done at the factory! (RPO 9561 & 9563)
Yenko's....No, done at Yenko Chevrolet (a dealership upgrade, just like these).

chevy454 12-10-2010 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by blazzin1 (Post 2624951)
COPO's....Yes, done at the factory! (RPO 9561 & 9563)
Yenko's....No, done at Yenko Chevrolet (a dealership upgrade, just like these).

That's incorrect for '69, at least in regards to the Camaro & Chevelle...Yenko ordered both via COPO [9561 & 9737 for Camaro, 9562 & 9737 for Chevelle]. Once in Canonsburg, Yenko Sportscars, Inc. would add stripes, shifter, whatever the customer wanted, or whatever Don felt like paying for!

NicKey 12-10-2010 10:58 AM

And in 1968 Don used COPO 9737, so some of the Camaros he converted were also COPOs.

fireresq157 12-10-2010 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by blazzin1 (Post 2624951)
COPO's....Yes, done at the factory! (RPO 9561 & 9563)
Yenko's....No, done at Yenko Chevrolet (a dealership upgrade, just like these).

Ahh yes and no. 67 yes but only 50 or so made, 68 yes and no, 69 no Chevy was doing the 427 at the factory and was available via COPO ordering so it saved Yenko time in not having to swap engines. 69 and after were all COPO orders with some upgrades at the dealership. Yenko turned out cars till 81. So the majority were done at the factory. So unless I can order a LS7 LS9 LSA from the factory in my opinion it's not a COPO and Yenko went out of business. COPO allowed you to order a-lacart now everything s grouped in packages sadly. The only benefit of this is if your trying to be unique but at the sacrifice of less warranty & reliability, and more money.

blazzin1 12-10-2010 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by chevy454 (Post 2625103)
That's incorrect for '69, at least in regards to the Camaro & Chevelle...Yenko ordered both via COPO [9561 & 9737 for Camaro, 9562 & 9737 for Chevelle]. Once in Canonsburg, Yenko Sportscars, Inc. would add stripes, shifter, whatever the customer wanted, or whatever Don felt like paying for!

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Originally Posted by Nickey Chicago (Post 2625211)
And in 1968 Don used COPO 9737, so some of the Camaros he converted were also COPOs.

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Originally Posted by fireresq157 (Post 2626441)
Ahh yes and no. 67 yes but only 50 or so made, 68 yes and no, 69 no Chevy was doing the 427 at the factory and was available via COPO ordering so it saved Yenko time in not having to swap engines. 69 and after were all COPO orders with some upgrades at the dealership. Yenko turned out cars till 81. So the majority were done at the factory. So unless I can order a LS7 LS9 LSA from the factory in my opinion it's not a COPO and Yenko went out of business. COPO allowed you to order a-lacart now everything s grouped in packages sadly. The only benefit of this is if your trying to be unique but at the sacrifice of less warranty & reliability, and more money.

Hmmmm.....learn something new everyday!!! Thanks for setting me straight. I was mistaken...


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