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Old 03-09-2012, 12:01 PM   #51
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whats the times and hp on these copo
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:03 PM   #52
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If you have to ask.....!!!
it says Starting at 89,000
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:11 PM   #53
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:23 PM   #54
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Can someone give me any insight on the powertrain (transmission, etc.) and all of the supporting features of the COPO?

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Old 03-09-2012, 12:42 PM   #55
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I sure hope I'm on the list, if so, you will at least see that one at the track!
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #56
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"Search" is your friend:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ight=SEMA+COPO

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ight=SEMA+COPO

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ight=SEMA+COPO

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ight=SEMA+COPO

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Old 03-09-2012, 01:11 PM   #57
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I sure hope I'm on the list, if so, you will at least see that one at the track!
Did you complete the survey, early-Feb.? Did you indicate you wanted to BUY one?
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:29 PM   #58
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Well I guess mathematically you are correct by todays inflation numbers... But still for that price, I could probably build 2 that would preform equally well... This is just a collectors piece, and a get rich scheme for GM at that price.
You've obviosly never had a Bad #ss drag car before. $89,000 is right in line for a Stock NHRA spec, brand new drag car that can run the index. I had $125,000 in my 02 Super Stock Pontiac Firebird. You have to remember, you are dealing with a rotisory car that has everything perfect. There is a big difference between this and other cars. MPR built and designed this car and that guy is the best in the business. Thats why Ford, Dodge and GM went to him to build the drag pack cars.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:31 PM   #59
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Has it been mentioned where these are being built?

I see it starts with a body in white, curious as to who builds it from there.
Oxford Michigan is where it's going to happen.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:34 PM   #60
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whats the times and hp on these copo
stock aa 327 2.3l around 900hp
super stock aa 327 4.0l 1150 hp
stock a 427 not sure, but more than 505 hp
The 427 ran 9.60's with 400 pounds of weight in it on the first day. It will run 9.20's with the weight out. The car weights 3070 with all fluids FULL.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:53 PM   #61
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Did you complete the survey, early-Feb.? Did you indicate you wanted to BUY one?
Yes, I did the survey at PRI in December... and I believe I did it again online.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:58 PM   #62
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Now I have to buy a truck and a trailer to get to the track.
Yep! That's an extra $70,000 that has to be figured into the equation!
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:38 PM   #63
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You've obviosly never had a Bad #ss drag car before. $89,000 is right in line for a Stock NHRA spec, brand new drag car that can run the index. I had $125,000 in my 02 Super Stock Pontiac Firebird. You have to remember, you are dealing with a rotisory car that has everything perfect. There is a big difference between this and other cars. MPR built and designed this car and that guy is the best in the business. Thats why Ford, Dodge and GM went to him to build the drag pack cars.
You're NOT just a fan-boy are you?

Take a look at NHRA's Weight Indexes for the intended Classes to be run...and that will give you an idea of the "factored" hp available for each engine combo.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:43 PM   #64
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I find that hood ugly, looks like a giant nose
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:09 PM   #65
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You're NOT just a fan-boy are you?

Take a look at NHRA's Weight Indexes for the intended Classes to be run...and that will give you an idea of the "factored" hp available for each engine combo.
I'm talking about what they make, not what GM is saying. LOL
My buddy built the car and he did mine also, they tried to get me to take one but I have a ZL1 coming.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:36 PM   #66
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I'm talking about what they make, not what GM is saying. LOL
Clearly understood...it's what I alluded to, earlier, without outright naming them...
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:48 PM   #67
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What am I missing? Didn't they already announce the COPO race Camaros a couple months ago? What's different?
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #68
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What am I missing? Didn't they already announce the COPO race Camaros a couple months ago? What's different?
They were only concepts at SEMA. Now they're going to be built and sold
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:02 PM   #69
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Powerglide trans, race weight under 3100lbs without driver. I promise you to have video of black with black stripes 4.0L 327cu in copo #15 on the track!
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Gotta be able to listen to some kick ass tunes while waiting for the other guy to stage first.

Most of the better drag strips broadcast the announcements of classes and lanes on one of the FM radio stations. The radio might be a good idea since it's most often very difficult to hear the announcer with the burnouts and such.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:13 AM   #71
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What am I missing? Didn't they already announce the COPO race Camaros a couple months ago? What's different?

They announced the not for production prototype to judge interest in them. They hadn't yet decided to build it. Along with thousands of others, I was asked if I was ready to buy when I signed up for their COPO news letter.
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:46 AM   #72
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That radio looks completely out of place in that interior IMO...
It's very minimal everywhere else and (for obvious reasons) geared toward track. So why put a fancy modern style radio in? Just my .02
Other than that I like it, though I definitely could not afford it.
That white car is a proto, built from a old test car. I seriously doubt in the actually production COPO's your gonna see radio/hvac controls or a airbag steering wheel. I can't see GM leaving them there just for the hell of it, none of it works.

Nice to see they're gonna build it. I may be mistaken, but doesnt this car make it legal for ANY 2010-2012 Camaro to run any of these COPO engines in classes that require a model correct production engine? If so, 2012 is the year of the 5th gen, with the LSA being a new legal option to. Also, in any class requiring a stock style rear suspension in all the street car series races, wont a stick axle be legal now for a 5th gen. Maybe the latter is already possible(?) , as Ive seen a few shootout cars with a stick axle already.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:47 AM   #73
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They're making 69 for a reason. Probably just about all of them will never see the drag strip and basically be typical collector garage cars.
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You are correct in that you don't have to buy a COPO to race class. You can buy a body in white or cut up an existing one and buy or build the motor yourself. They had to build the COPO in order to run those engines. You have to build at least 50. They didn't have an engine already built that could compete with Ford and Dodge. You have to remember, those are not the stock engines, these have all the good stuff inside.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:40 AM   #75
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They're making 69 for a reason. Probably just about all of them will never see the drag strip and basically be typical collector garage cars.
Actually they are hand picking the customers because they want them on the track. I know some are going to bracket race the cars at the light weight and just have fun.
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