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Old 11-18-2013, 01:24 AM   #1
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Question about the COPO camaro

So the COPO was built specifically for drag racing, but would it at all do well on a road course, with turns and stuff (lol). But seriously I've never been in one let alone drive one, so are the suspensions and steering at all capable of track performance?
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:51 AM   #2
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The COPO is a quarter-mile car... The ZL1 would be your best bet for a road course....

http://www.2013copocamaro.com/photovideo.html
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:03 AM   #3
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Drag race setup so no it wouldn't do very good on a road course. The 1LE, ZL1, and the Z28 will do fine.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:12 AM   #4
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Not even close.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:51 AM   #5
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it would take a road course about as well as a 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood!
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:06 AM   #6
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Drag race setup so no it wouldn't do very good on a road course. The 1LE, ZL1, and the Z28 will do fine.
This. There is a tool for every job and the COPO is a drag car. Taking it to a road course would be like trying to use a hammer to turn a bolt.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:16 AM   #7
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Why is it that people know so little about the COPO?

OP, have you even see a picture of it before you asked this "question"?
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:45 AM   #8
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:55 AM   #9
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it would take a road course about as well as a 1986 Cadillac Fleetwood!
I took a 86 Cadilac Fleetwood up a tree once
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:14 AM   #10
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The straight axle would not do good on a coarse. and missing a front sway bar.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:09 AM   #11
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I think the OP might be on to something though. What if you bought one of the COPO 427s and dropped it into a 1LE. Watch out Z/28!
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:32 AM   #12
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I think the OP might be on to something though. What if you bought one of the COPO 427s and dropped it into a 1LE. Watch out Z/28!
This! is what I was going for, I know a fair amount about the purpose of the COPO and how it is set up, what I meant was is the COPO capable of becoming a track car. and to the comment with the live axle, there are lots of mustangs that do incredibly well on the track. The live axle seems to be more of an issue when dealing with poor quality pavement rather than just turning and such.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:52 AM   #13
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This! is what I was going for, I know a fair amount about the purpose of the COPO and how it is set up, what I meant was is the COPO capable of becoming a track car. and to the comment with the live axle, there are lots of mustangs that do incredibly well on the track. The live axle seems to be more of an issue when dealing with poor quality pavement rather than just turning and such.
A road course is much more about handling and suspension than just speed. If anything you would take a ZL1 or 1LE and add more power. Making a Copo into a track car is going in the opposite direction and the costs would not make any sense.

Any car can be capable of becoming a track car, but in this case you would be undoing and redoing the majority of the engineering behind the car because it is not set-up at all for a road course. Can you do it, of course, you can do anything if you throw enough money at it. Would it make sense to do, absolutely not, you'd be changing everything about it when you already have 2 (possibly 3) Camaros better suited for the job.

Would the COPO motor do well in a track car, one that was set-up for it yes. Would the COPO make a good track car, not at all unless you changed everything but the motor.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:11 PM   #14
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I just checked and the COPO 427 has an aluminum block. I wonder why they didn't go iron? The COPO crate engine is over $25,000 from Jegs. But free shipping! I wonder what improvements it has over the standard LS7.
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