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Old 03-01-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Just got an email from the Chevrolet Performance Team announcing the start of the 2013 Copo Program. Another 69 cars, with new powertrain options!

http://www.chevroletperformance.com/...r_0213_fuel_02

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If you still dream of having a COPO Camaro in your garage, now is the time to get excited. For 2013, Chevrolet Performance is making another run of 69 of the strip-shredder, and there are some exciting new features that will appeal to the hard-core racers.

First we'll get into what we're sure is your biggest question, the engines. This year will see three engines like last year, but in different configurations. The wildly popular 427 stays and gets the biggest spotlight. Which is good, considering over half of last year's 69 examples were ordered with the big V-8. This year it stays at 425 horsepower. A new entry-level LS-based 350 rated at 325 horsepower also joins the roster. But what sits in the middle is the real newsmaker. Fans who were around in 1969 to see the release of the original Camaro will wax nostalgic over the final configuration, an LS-based 396-cu.-in. big-block engine, making the same 375 horsepower it did under the hood of the 1969 Camaros. New for 2013 is a standard Holley EFI controller on all configurations, which pays a nice homage to the Holley carburetors every 1969 COPO Camaro came with as standard. All three engines are hand-built and are still LS-based, so tried-and-true tuning will work just the same on the familiar architecture, making it easy to set up your COPO to run down the competition.

The big news is what bolts to the engine's output, however. While the 2-speed automatic transmission carries over from the 2012 model, there will be an optional manual transmission available for the 2013 cars, allowing you to row the gears yourself.

In all, every configuration is good for a wide variety of NHRA Stock Eliminator classes. With a portfolio of engines as diverse as the COPO, the 427, 396, and 350 allow the car to run in any Stock Eliminator class from E all the way up to AA, needing only curb weight adjustments for each configuration to see itself in any of three classes.

On the outside, we see five colors available that were offered on the 2012 car - Summit White, Victory Red, Ashen Gray Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, and Black. Several exterior changes will help you distinguish 2013 cars from 2012s, including a revised front-end appearance sporting halogen headlamps and the Chevrolet Accessories body-color Heritage grille, as well as updated optional COPO graphics.

The selection process of the 69 potential buyers is the exact same as last year, with a completely random selection process that ensures each potential buyer gets the same chance to buy one. Each selected candidate then gets a purchase certificate. The certificate will need to be presented to the winner's preferred Chevrolet dealership to pick up the COPO Camaro.

But there's only one way to be one of the lucky few with the chance to buy a 2013 COPO, and that's to sign up for the mailing list by clicking below. It takes mere minutes to complete and gives you your only chance at purchasing a COPO. It will also get you up-to-the minute information about the 2013 COPO and may even allow you the chance to shape future products. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now.


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Old 03-01-2013, 11:23 AM   #2
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:26 AM   #3
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Just got am email from the Chevrolet Performance Team announcing the start of the 2013 Copo Program. Another 69 cars, with new powertrain options!

http://www.chevroletperformance.com/...r_0213_fuel_02



If you still dream of having a COPO Camaro in your garage, now is the time to get excited. For 2013, Chevrolet Performance is making another run of 69 of the strip-shredder, and there are some exciting new features that will appeal to the hard-core racers.

First we'll get into what we're sure is your biggest question, the engines. This year will see three engines like last year, but in different configurations. The wildly popular 427 stays and gets the biggest spotlight. Which is good, considering over half of last year's 69 examples were ordered with the big V-8. This year it stays at 425 horsepower. A new entry-level LS-based 350 rated at 325 horsepower also joins the roster. But what sits in the middle is the real newsmaker. Fans who were around in 1969 to see the release of the original Camaro will wax nostalgic over the final configuration, an LS-based 396-cu.-in. big-block engine, making the same 375 horsepower it did under the hood of the 1969 Camaros. New for 2013 is a standard Holley EFI controller on all configurations, which pays a nice homage to the Holley carburetors every 1969 COPO Camaro came with as standard. All three engines are hand-built and are still LS-based, so tried-and-true tuning will work just the same on the familiar architecture, making it easy to set up your COPO to run down the competition.

The big news is what bolts to the engine's output, however. While the 2-speed automatic transmission carries over from the 2012 model, there will be an optional manual transmission available for the 2013 cars, allowing you to row the gears yourself.

In all, every configuration is good for a wide variety of NHRA Stock Eliminator classes. With a portfolio of engines as diverse as the COPO, the 427, 396, and 350 allow the car to run in any Stock Eliminator class from E all the way up to AA, needing only curb weight adjustments for each configuration to see itself in any of three classes.

On the outside, we see five colors available that were offered on the 2012 car - Summit White, Victory Red, Ashen Gray Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, and Black. Several exterior changes will help you distinguish 2013 cars from 2012s, including a revised front-end appearance sporting halogen headlamps and the Chevrolet Accessories body-color Heritage grille, as well as updated optional COPO graphics.

The selection process of the 69 potential buyers is the exact same as last year, with a completely random selection process that ensures each potential buyer gets the same chance to buy one. Each selected candidate then gets a purchase certificate. The certificate will need to be presented to the winner's preferred Chevrolet dealership to pick up the COPO Camaro.

But there's only one way to be one of the lucky few with the chance to buy a 2013 COPO, and that's to sign up for the mailing list by clicking below. It takes mere minutes to complete and gives you your only chance at purchasing a COPO. It will also get you up-to-the minute information about the 2013 COPO and may even allow you the chance to shape future products. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now.

PS - I did a quick search and did not find another thread about this, but assume it will need to hit the front page from someone soon!
Excellent post...Good to see this sort of thing is still around...

...Only thing is here all the bottom-feeders will chime in...Somebody will gripe and bash it somehow eventually...just a matter of time...
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:27 PM   #7
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Pretty cool. If I had some extra $ I'd be interested in this.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:53 PM   #9
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A 396 that makes 375 hp? I don't see the appeal there.
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I'm sad to see the blowers go away....
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I was thinking the same thing, what in the world is the appeal of any on these engines? 427-425hp, 396-375hp, 350-325hp-all of which are less than the current LS3? "all engines are hand built" why bother?
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I'm sad to see the blowers go away....
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I was thinking the same thing, what in the world is the appeal of any on these engines? 427-425hp, 396-375hp, 350-325hp-all of which are less than the current LS3? "all engines are hand built" why bother?

Its the potential that is what makes them awesome. They are stronger than the engines that come in our cars, and the point is to add a blower and make it a beast.

The cars also come with a trans, rear end, and tires built for the strip, so even at 325 hp, it would still kick your ass haha
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I was thinking the same thing, what in the world is the appeal of any on these engines? 427-425hp, 396-375hp, 350-325hp-all of which are less than the current LS3? "all engines are hand built" why bother?
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I was thinking the same thing, what in the world is the appeal of any on these engines? 427-425hp, 396-375hp, 350-325hp-all of which are less than the current LS3? "all engines are hand built" why bother?
These are "NHRA-rated" numbers..............
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They didnt.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281755
Sorry but the pic of the engine with a blower is from a 2012 model not a 2013.
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I remember reading somewhere that it had to be a right nut.
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Hopefully they will make them a little more appealing. Those stripes are hideous! So are the wheels. I like the COPO decal. Just my personal opinion though.
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The lower power ratings are to allow the Copo into areas of stock eliminator they previously could not play. Also, if I have the rules understood(correct me if Im wrong), the run of 2012 Copo's cars made the previous 2 blower engines legal for all gen Camaros. So a team could build their own car for stock eliminator and not be forced to used an LS3 or LSA. 2013 appears to be rounding out the range of the now many legal combo's from mild to wild a 5th gen Camaro is legal to use. Which I would have to think will probably make the car quite appealing for sometime. Smart move on Chevy's part.

I would bet the lower power cars will still be 10 and 11 sec cars. Hell theres a I/SA TPI 305 85 Camaro that ran 11.3's. Im sure teams will do great things with these cars.
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a 396? really GM, are you spying on me lol eh they probably won't build it like i'll build mine
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I got the email and call today to verify that I would be interested in buying a 13 COPO. I will be getting car #67, I'm still toying with what engine option I'll go with as I'll need to let go of my ZL-1 to acquire the COPO....
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Excellent post...Good to see this sort of thing is still around...

...Only thing is here all the bottom-feeders will chime in...Somebody will gripe and bash it somehow eventually...just a matter of time...
Didn't take long at all!
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I was thinking the same thing, what in the world is the appeal of any on these engines? 427-425hp, 396-375hp, 350-325hp-all of which are less than the current LS3? "all engines are hand built" why bother?
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Hopefully they will make them a little more appealing. Those stripes are hideous! So are the wheels. I like the COPO decal. Just my personal opinion though.
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