Chevrolet released the COPO Camaro limited edition of the drag-strip-ready production car for 2013. Ditching the superchargers, the 2013 COPO Camaro can only be equipped with one of three naturally aspirated V8 engines, and other new features include the option of a manual transmission, new front springs and some minor styling changes.
All cars are designed to abide by the rules of the NHRA’s Stock Eliminator or Super Stock classifications, depending on in which series buyers wish to enter their Chevrolet Camaro.
The COPO has old 427-cubic-inch V8 producing 425 horsepower, and the new engines include a 325-hp 350-CID V8 and a 375-hp 396-CID V8. Buyers can select to purchase all three engines, and each will be matched with the sequence number of that car. The track-only COPO cars will not have vehicle identification numbers and can’t be registered for street use. The 2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro is being offered in five exterior colors Black, Summit white, Victory Red, Silver Ice metallic and Ashen Gray Metallic.
Like the original COPO Camaro from 1969, this year’s model will be limited to only 69 pieces. You still have the chance to get your hands on one of these rare Camaros, since today is the last day to make your purchase intention known (by visiting chevroletperformance.com) before a third-party company randomly selects available buyers. Those chosen to purchase a COPO Camaro will be contacted on March 11. General Motors says that more than 3,000 people showed interest in the 69 cars. Production will begin in April and starting price is $86,000.