CHEVY COPO CAMARO: ROLLING THUNDER!

Chevrolet’s limited-production strictly-for-the-strip Camaro ‘roller‘ comes without powertrain or title, and in any color you want as long as it’s Summit White.
Chevrolet will produce a limited number of NHRA-certified Camaro rolling chassis that provide drag racers with professionally assembled, painted body and chassis ready to be finished. Purchasers add engine, transmission and other drivetrain components.

Many of the components required to turn a rolling chassis into a racecar, including crate engines, racing engine components, electronics – controllers and harnesses – and more, are available direct from Chevrolet Performance’s online catalog.

“Finishing off your racecar with authentic Chevrolet Performance parts helps make it all-Chevy, with uncompromising performance and confidence-inspiring durability,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “All of our hardcore racing parts have been designed and tested to standards unmatched in the aftermarket.”

Each rolling chassis is constructed with hardware from the Oshawa assembly plant that manufactures regular-production Camaros. COPO Rolling Chassis are fitted with NHRA-approved roll cage and other safety equipment, along with NHRA-approved racing chassis and suspension components, including brakes and solid rear axle – minus the third member. Bogart racing wheels mounted on Hoosier tires are also included. 

All Camaros are finished in Summit White, with a production Camaro hood and SS grille, production window glass, headlamps, tail lamps and more. Racing seats, a production-style instrument panel, steering wheel, racing switch panel, door panels, headliner and black carpeting finish off the interior. Basic body and chassis wiring is built into the rolling chassis, but it does not come with engine harnesses or a battery.

Customers will need to add basic equipment to complete the assembly, including:
•    Engine and air inlet system
•    Engine mounts
•    Engine controller and wire harness
•    Exhaust headers
•    Coolant hoses (radiator included)
•    Transmission and shifter assembly
•    Driveshaft
•    Differential third member.

Chevrolet Performance’s entire range of high-performance and racing crate engines is available to power a rolling chassis, including the three 2013 COPO LS-family engines, which were developed for NHRA Stock Eliminator classes. They include a 350-cubic-inch engine rated at 325 horsepower; a 396-cubic-inch engine rated at 375 horsepower, and a 427-cubic-inch engine rated at 425 horsepower (part number 17802825). Supercharged crate engines based on the 2012 COPO Camaro program are also available, including a 327-cubic-inch engine with a 2.9L supercharger (part number 17802826) and a 327 with a 4.0L blower (part number 17802827). The 350 and 396 engines will be available later this year.

Chevrolet Performance’s new COPO Build Book, part number 88958767, provides an overview of the factory racecars’ assembly process and can be a reference manual for those who intend to complete their Camaro rolling chassis for Stock Eliminator or Super/Stock competition.

Camaro rolling chassis go on sale Thursday, March 28, at noon EST and will be priced at $55,000. Each specially numbered chassis is assembled by hand at the same facility that constructs Chevrolet’s COPO Camaro production racecars.

Please visit Chevrolet Performance’s online catalog for component information, http://www.chevroletperformance.com/home.jsp
    
For more information on Chevrolet vehicles, please visit http://www.chevrolet.com/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *