Chevy is back with a 2017 edition of the signature Camaro COPO. Here is what we have to go on for the time being.
Release date of Camaro COPO
Since this is a limited series, there isn’t much point in setting the exact release date. This being the 2017 model, it would have to make an appearance by the end of the year or in early 2017. Either way, we can hardly wait.
2017 Chevy Camaro COPO Price
There is still no word on pricing for the 2017 Chevy Camero COPO, but if the previous models are an indicator, it would not be a stretch to assume this one is going to go for no less than $95,000.
Considering this is a limited series and only a handful of these are to be made, it makes sense to slap a decent price tag, does it not? Besides, any additional equipment is bound to beef up the costs.
On the outside, the 2017 Chevy Camaro is going to look a lot like its road-going counterpart, and that especially goes for its front and rear fascias. The wheelbase is shorter and narrower plus the overall height has been lowered.
If we are to go on the front fascia, the 2017 Chevy Camaro COPO relies on the LT trim, complete with distinctive slats in the bumper grille as well as the LED daytime running lights.
Apart from the change in the overall styling, the new Camaro has the same distinctive hood bulge and the parachute mounted on the bumper. Overall, it remains aggressive and sporty.
Camaro Copo Interior
On the inside, the 2017 Camaro COPO is going to take cues from the road-bound cousin, although this does not mean there aren’t going to be any additional goodies you can only find in a race car.
For one, the NHRA-certified chrome-moly roll cage is here, complete with a distinctive pair of lightweight bucket seats.
They have that COPO logo we all know and love, plus the safety harnesses with five points, and did we mention that the shifter is a floor-mounted one?
Well, it is. As for the instrument panel, there are lots of gauges you’d expect from a car that was built to race as well as a competition switch panel.
In the engine department, it is too soon to talk about the exact variant, although a selection of naturally aspirated and supercharged LS and LT V-8s is not too far-fetched.
The most likely candidates are the heavily upgraded versions of the old naturally aspirated 7.0 L with 430 hp as well as the supercharged 5.7 L and its 530 ponies. Otherwise, there just might be a new version of that 6.2 L from last year, but this is still far from a verified fact.
In any case, the figures aren’t in yet so all we have to work with are the old ones. More on that as intel comes in. The transmission is most likely going to be a Turbo 400 three-speed automatic that is specifically prepped for racing.