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Old 06-26-2012, 12:06 PM   #1
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Rick Hendrick Builds Custom COPO Engine for Customer Engine Build Experience

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Rick Hendrick, owner of NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports and chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, built the engine for his 2012 COPO Camaro at General Motors’ Performance Build Center today, as part of Chevrolet’s series of customer engine build experiences.

In 2011, Hendrick also took part in Chevrolet’s Corvette engine build experience.

“Last year’s Corvette engine build was such a memorable experience that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do it again with a COPO Camaro. As a Chevy enthusiast and collector, it’s a real privilege to do something like this,” Hendrick said. “I want to thank everyone at the Performance Build Center for having me back. It means so much to spend time with people who share my passion for cars and work so hard to produce some of the best engines in the world.”

In addition to the Corvette Engine Build Experience and COPO Engine Build Experience, Chevrolet also has a Crate Engine Build Experience. These engine-building opportunities offer customers the convenience and assurance of purchasing a factory-engineered performance engine with the personal satisfaction of building one’s own engine for a project vehicle.

“Building an engine is a time-honored tradition in hot rodding, and this program allows enthusiasts to enjoy that magical do-it-yourself feeling, while still enjoying the value of a GM Powertrain-engineered and factory-warrantied engine,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “For hands-on hot rodders, these programs truly enable them to say they did it all when it came to building their project. There’s nothing else like it in the industry.”

In March, Chevrolet announced it will build 69 COPO Camaros for 2012, the brand’s first purpose-built Camaro drag-racing specialty car designed to compete with the quickest in NHRA’s Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes. National records for quarter-mile times in these contests are in the nine-second range. As such, the COPO Camaros are expected to be the quickest Camaros ever offered by Chevrolet.

“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,” Campbell said. “COPO builds off the strengths that have made the Camaro the best-selling sports car in America. And while it was developed strictly for the drag strip, the COPO Camaro is infused with the same performance pedigree that every Camaro shares.”

The 69-car production for the 2012 COPO Camaro matches the number of “ZL-1” COPO Camaros made in 1969. COPO stands for Central Office Production Order and was Chevrolet’s special-order system used by dealers to build high-performance models in the 1960s.

The new COPO Camaros will be built using factory “body-in-white” body structures produced at the Oshawa, Ontario plant that manufactures regular-production Camaros. They are the same body-in-white body shells available to all racers under Chevrolet Performance part number 19243374.

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Old 06-26-2012, 12:20 PM   #2
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I would love to do that program. It costs an arm and a leg to do it, but it would totally be worth it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:28 AM   #4
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^ Me too

The Engine Build Experience program offered is so cool.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:32 AM   #5
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Great someone that has tons of money able to do what most of us want to.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:08 AM   #6
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That's cool...but it doesn't mention in the article how much does it cost to participate...

I know, I know...if you have to ask you probably can't afford it
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:07 AM   #7
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110,000 DOLLARS!!!! They advertised this when the ZR-1 was out. If you order it, you can spend somewhere around 2500 extra bucks and you can go build your own ZR-1 Engine.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:34 AM   #8
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Well,now we know of at least one COPO that will never see the drag strip! :(
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:40 PM   #9
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Rick will run it at the track he is at Zmax thrashing on his collector cars all the time.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:17 PM   #10
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Well,now we know of at least one COPO that will never see the drag strip! :(
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