As we excitedly revealed at SEMA 2013, the COPO Camaro is coming back for another extremely limited, 69-car run in 2014. As in the previous two years, many more raised their hands than there were factory-built COPO Camaros produced. And with all the fanfare surrounding the updated 2014 COPO with new engines, racing seats, graphics, and wheel designs – we fully expect the upcoming run to garner a similar response.
Have no fear, though, sportsman racers – Chevrolet Performance can help you build your very own COPO. The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Performance catalog offers body in white body shells (part number 19243374) racers can purchase, as well as other COPO-specific parts, such as hand-assembled crate engines, including the new additions to the expanded engine lineup.
At this year's PRI show in Indianapolis, Indiana, attendees will be able to check out an entire display of COPO Camaro parts, featuring the family of new engines, encompassing the naturally aspirated 427 7.0L engine, two 5.3L supercharged 327 engines, which according to the official Chevrolet release includes "a new combination using a Whipple twin-screw 2.9L supercharger and the other using a 4.0L Whipple supercharger." Additionally, there are all-new 396-cubic-inch and 350-cubic-inch naturally aspirated engines, each "assembled by hand at GM’s Wixom, Mich., racing engine shop."
To help you on your journey to building a one-of-a-kind COPO, the Chevrolet Performance COPO Build Book (part number 88958767) "provides an insider’s look at the assembly of the production race cars through hundreds of color photos. Additionally, the book includes detailed specifications for NHRA classification and descriptions of the aftermarket parts and their manufacturers used for the production vehicles. Important start-up, warm-up and pre-/post-race procedures are also included as well as fluid and maintenance recommendations." The book is available from Chevrolet Performance dealers.
If you're in Indy for the show, make sure to stop by the booth to talk shop with the experts from the Chevrolet Performance team to find out what combination of COPO Camaro parts will work best for your build! And for those of you at home, please visit the all-new Chevrolet Performance website for more information at: http://www.chevrolet.com/performance/overview.html