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Old 05-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Cool 2012 COPO Camaro - a Look at Assembly and Pics from Power Tour

Check out this video on the 2012 soon to be released COPO (Central Office Production Order) Camaro. Wicked!

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





Updated with: 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 05-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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They shouldn't have named it that. They only did it for the marketing.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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The COPO does not have a VIN number, only a serial number. It cannot be licensed or titled for street legal driving. Apparently, only 69 will be made, and apparently only a select list of racing customers will qualify to buy it. For race track use only - sorry guys!
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Video has been posted before. Other than the good building process info, it is nearly pointless though since it doesn't talk about horsepower numbers or 1/4 mile ET/MPH.
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"Actual" horsepower numbers, for each of the three engine combos available, will be a moving target as on-track and dyno-room development continues. Each team, of course, will apply their own "magic" to both suspension and engines. But I fully expect these cars to be Class-competitive against the existing Brand D and Brand F versions.

Preliminary runs were well into the 9s...

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I want one, but my pocket says I can't have one, story of my life.
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$89 000....and there is a special collector edition that comes will all 3 engine options....sweet, but you can't drive it in the street.
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What intrigues you the most about the Camaro? Please let us know! Have you taken one out for a test drive?

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The COPO does not have a VIN number, only a serial number. It cannot be licensed or titled for street legal driving. Apparently, only 69 will be made, and apparently only a select list of racing customers will qualify to buy it. For race track use only - sorry guys!
What's to stop someone from ripping the guts out of one of these and stuffing it under a existing Camaro? I know it would be a job but someone will do it.
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You CAN have these licensed for street use in the same way that you can had a homemade kit car licensed for street use. It's actually fairly easy, depending on your state and local laws. But what you should really ask yourself is why bother? It's home is on the track, not the street.
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You CAN have these licensed for street use in the same way that you can had a homemade kit car licensed for street use. It's actually fairly easy, depending on your state and local laws. But what you should really ask yourself is why bother? It's home is on the track, not the street.
I don't think the COPO falls into the same catagory as a "Homebuilt or Kit Car" because it is neither Homebuilt or a kit car.
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I don't think the COPO falls into the same catagory as a "Homebuilt or Kit Car" because it is neither Homebuilt or a kit car.
Im pretty sure it actually does fall into the same category. Just like if you had someone build you a car from scratch. All you have to do is apply to your state to have it licensed for road legality. That probably just includes recording the S/N and possibly adding a VIN also, plus a plate. It's not as hard as a lot of people make it out to be.
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