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Old 05-29-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Cool 2012 COPO Camaro - a Look at Assembly and Pics from Power Tour


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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.























And some COPO photos from Hot Rod Power Tour



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Old 06-20-2012, 08:41 AM   #2
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COPO

WOW....VERY nice!
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:43 AM   #3
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Really Have to give GM props on these. The connection to history is there while offering all the best modern technology has to offer.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:19 AM   #4
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This is just way too cool for school daddy-o!
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:21 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:48 AM   #6
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Nice to know it comes with a catch can from the factory!
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:51 AM   #7
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Nice, that's some power under that hood!
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #8
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I want it!
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:30 AM   #9
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Did you notice all the black laid on the back quarter panel behind the wheel wells?
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:33 AM   #10
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Did you notice all the black laid on the back quarter panel behind the wheel wells?
That's armor all slinging off
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:05 AM   #11
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COPO question.

Pardon my ignorance, but what is it about the COPO setup that keeps it from being street legal?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:13 AM   #12
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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
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:29 AM   #13
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so what is that a Lysholm rear entry sc?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:36 AM   #14
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so what is that a Lysholm rear entry sc?
pretty sure its a whipple
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I dont believe they have vin numbers
I dont think it has windshield wipers either
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:11 PM   #16
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I dont think it has windshield wipers either
Yep...no cowl. They needed every inch of space under the hood.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:21 PM   #17
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so what is that a Lysholm rear entry sc?
I think its 1 4.0L whipple.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:23 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:41 PM   #19
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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.
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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!!!
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Prolly doesnt have any of the Air Bags either.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #22
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FYI...This months HOTROD magazine has a article on the details of the new COPO's.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #23
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I just want one shot at driving it down the drag strip.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:00 AM   #24
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I just want one shot at driving it down the drag strip.

Me Too!

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Old 06-21-2012, 01:39 AM   #25
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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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