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Old 08-10-2012, 07:28 AM   #1
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Talking Took Delivery of COPO Camaro #008


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I had the pleasure of picking up ATI's COPO Camaro on Wednesday. I drove out to the Wixom plant and took delivery at 1:00pm. What a great experience! Here are a few shots for your viewing pleasure. I took over 50 pics, these are just a few. It will get a wrap in the very near future and then can be found next to ATI's Drag Pack Challenger at an NHRA event near you. We will be out testing next week and hope to make the Divisional race at Cecil next weekend and then Indy for the Nationals on Labor Day weekend.

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DETROIT – Chevrolet 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 Camaro 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,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles & Motorsports. “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 in 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.

Customers will order and complete the transaction for their COPO Camaro at their preferred Chevrolet dealer with delivery at the General Motors Performance Build Center in Wixom, Mich.

Deliveries will begin early this summer.

Highlights of the new COPO Camaro program include:
  • A sequenced build number matched to the engine but sold without a Vehicle Identification Number and cannot be registered for highway use
  • Three racing-class engine are available, including a naturally aspirated 427 (7.0L) and two supercharged 327 (5.3L) V-8 engines
  • Engine assembly at GM’s Performance Build Center, where the buyer can opt to participate in the engine assembly similar to Chevrolet’s Corvette Engine Build Experience and the Chevrolet Performance Build Your Own Crate Engine programs
  • Engines pairing with a Powerglide automatic transmission designed for drag racing
  • Five colors: Flat Black, Summit White, Victory Red, Silver Ice Metallic and Ashen Gray Metallic
  • A COPO graphics package similar to the one introduced on the concept vehicle available in Metallic White, Semi-Gloss Black, Inferno Orange Metallic and Chevy Racing Blue
  • Pricing starting at $89,000
  • A special collector’s package offering the purchase of all three engines with the COPO Camaro – including one installed in the car at delivery – with each engine serial number matched to the car
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ADMIN EDIT:

Here are some other videos and photos of COPO Camaro #3, 5, 7 & 9 boarding a truck en route to their owners.






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Old 08-10-2012, 07:33 AM   #2
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:36 AM   #3
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Here are some more ...
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:39 AM   #4
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This is so bad a$$ Any chance of a video walk around and inside of the car
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:01 AM   #5
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This is so bad a$$ Any chance of a video walk around and inside of the car
I took the car directly to a fab shop for a parachute mount and wheelie bars. When it comes back, we can probably do something like that but in the mean time, here are some shots of the int, eng & underneath ...
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:11 AM   #6
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:16 AM   #7
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O my god that is just to cool
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:21 AM   #8
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this thread is full of WIN!

Awesome pics. Now we need VIDZ!
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:31 AM   #9
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Wow such an impressive car? How did you get it home, in a trailer?
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:36 AM   #10
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CLICK THIS LINK AND LEAVE A COMMENT

Scroll down and you'll see the pic, some support and some hate. Lets show some more support

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Old 08-10-2012, 08:37 AM   #11
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That's great! Thanks for sharing..... is this the first time a GM car had Hoosiers as OEM tires? I think the COPO car is setting a lot of 'first's' for GM
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:38 AM   #12
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Wow such an impressive car! How did you get it home, in a trailer?
Yes, enclosed of course which was good because I hit some major thunderstorms on the way back.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:52 AM   #13
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Nice car! I read some of the comments on the FB page. The ones running at the lips are always the jealous types that could never even think of affording a COPO or anything nice for that matter. It's quite a juvenile mentality to possess. "You have more than me...and what you do have is dumb...sniffle, sniffle, stomping feet.".
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:59 AM   #14
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Holy smokes.........

This is sick. I have nothing else to say right now. I need to gather my thoughts.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:00 AM   #15
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The attention to detail on this car is very good! Its really a NICE piece. The Simpson box in the passenger seat you see in the int pic is an embroidered fire jacket. Each car comes with one with its serial # on it and the COPO insignia.
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That is the coolest thing I have ever seen!

You know you are truly crazy when you take your car in to fit parachutes.




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Old 08-10-2012, 09:19 AM   #18
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Congratulations!
These cars are awesome, and you're fortunate to have gotten one.

Good Luck in your racing. Love the White!!

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It's going to be fun watching you guys shut all the haters down. Beautiful car.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:34 AM   #22
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The attention to detail on this car is very good! Its really a NICE piece. The Simpson box in the passenger seat you see in the int pic is an embroidered fire jacket. Each car comes with one with its serial # on it and the COPO insignia.
It came with a passenger seat!
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