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Capvid 05-29-2012 08:24 PM

2012 COPO Camaro - a Look at Assembly and Pics from Power Tour
 


Full 5th Gen COPO Camaro Info @
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179715

Inside Look at COPO Camaro Assembly


It’s not every day that you get to see race cars being produced en masse. So, that makes today not just any day. Today, The BLOCK brings you behind the scenes of the Official Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro factory with exclusive images you just can’t get anywhere else. What you’re seeing in these images are some of America’s finest craftsmen constructing each of the 69 COPO Camaros with prep work currently being done to the body, engine and suspension components.

Up until this moment you’ve seen Summit White as the only flavor of the COPO, but now we are proud to share photos of painted bodies in the other official colors: Black, Victory Red, Silver Ice Metallic and Ashen Gray Metallic. And as you’re reading this, inside of these painted bodies welding torches are being lit up to tie in the roll cages to the frames.

Back when Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, first announced the COPO Camaro, he stated, “The COPO Camaro is going to shake up the sportsman drag racing ranks this summer and give Chevy fans a great new reason to cheer on the Bowtie.” Well summer is officially here, and things are really starting to heat up!

So take a seat and enjoy these EXCLUSIVE images of where each of the 69 COPO Camaros are being hand crafted before they head out to dominate drag strips nationwide. Grab your big boy pants, the COPO is coming soon.




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And some COPO photos from Hot Rod Power Tour



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Dan @ Pro Custom Products 06-20-2012 08:41 AM

COPO
 
WOW....VERY nice! :thumbsup:

Brianskeet 06-20-2012 08:43 AM

Really Have to give GM props on these. The connection to history is there while offering all the best modern technology has to offer.

Char1ieone 06-20-2012 09:19 AM

This is just way too cool for school daddy-o!

RollaMo 06-20-2012 09:21 AM

The "Power Tour" pictures you show are the ones I took while on tour.
I posted them in another thread here:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231460

Another forum member (Rat) posted the COPO assembly pics in that same thread.

Vette TPI 06-20-2012 09:48 AM

Nice to know it comes with a catch can from the factory! :D

HorsePower-Freak 06-20-2012 09:51 AM

Nice, that's some power under that hood!

jam3 06-20-2012 09:54 AM

I want it!

dianeokie 06-20-2012 10:30 AM

Did you notice all the black laid on the back quarter panel behind the wheel wells?:D

garcmol 06-20-2012 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by dianeokie (Post 5158565)
Did you notice all the black laid on the back quarter panel behind the wheel wells?:D

That's armor all slinging off :sm0::sm0:

thejudgemeister 06-20-2012 11:05 AM

COPO question.
 
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is it about the COPO setup that keeps it from being street legal?

06blownSS 06-20-2012 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by thejudgemeister (Post 5158756)
Pardon my ignorance, but what is it about the COPO setup that keeps it from being street legal?

I dont believe they have vin numbers

The_Raging_Bull 06-20-2012 11:29 AM

so what is that a Lysholm rear entry sc?

06blownSS 06-20-2012 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by lgvenable (Post 5158893)
so what is that a Lysholm rear entry sc?

pretty sure its a whipple

c_LoW29 06-20-2012 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by 06blownSS (Post 5158790)
I dont believe they have vin numbers

I dont think it has windshield wipers either

DanSS24 06-20-2012 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by c_LoW29 (Post 5159113)
I dont think it has windshield wipers either

Yep...no cowl. They needed every inch of space under the hood.

GEEo 06-20-2012 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by lgvenable (Post 5158893)
so what is that a Lysholm rear entry sc?

I think its 1 4.0L whipple.

RollaMo 06-20-2012 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thejudgemeister (Post 5158756)
Pardon my ignorance, but what is it about the COPO setup that keeps it from being street legal?

It is a factory built race car.
As mentioned, it has no VIN
Also, will not meet any federal emissions standards.

You won't be able to get any state to issue a license plate for it. :D

newb 06-20-2012 01:41 PM

Pretty sure it doesn't have the required safety equipment. That would be the biggest reason. No "side impact" protection (roll bar doesn't count). I believe stability control is mandatory now also. Of course there are no airbags. And as mentioned, not even close to passing emissions.

blazzin1 06-20-2012 01:47 PM

I believe it even has lexan or plexiglass windows, at least on the side windows!?!?! Lot's of stuff preventing this car from being street legal. But I sure wish I could afford one!!!

DwRed1LTV6 06-20-2012 01:50 PM

Prolly doesnt have any of the Air Bags either.

68vert 06-20-2012 05:18 PM

FYI...This months HOTROD magazine has a article on the details of the new COPO's.

mlee 06-20-2012 05:55 PM

:drool: I just want one shot at driving it down the drag strip.

Merc 06-21-2012 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by mlee (Post 5161278)
:drool: I just want one shot at driving it down the drag strip.


Me Too!:D

:thumbsup:

SixGracing 06-21-2012 01:39 AM

I cannot stand the color of this particular car though. White with baby blue stripes? Yuk!! Could look much meaner with a more aggressive paint job.


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