COPO CAMARO: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER!

COPO CAMARO: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER!
Before there was a COPO ZL1 Camaro and later an RPO ZL1 Corvette in 1969, Duntov’s aluminum Mark IV program had already generated engines for Can-Am racing. The third ZL1 Camaro built was yellow and ordered by Berger Chevrolet. COPO CAMARO: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER! Although Duntov championed aluminum heads and lightweight engines for the Corvette, the first “production” use of the ZL1 was in the 1969 COPO (9560) Camaro, not the Corvette. Credit for the ZL1 Camaro goes to Vince Piggins, worki...
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‘19 CAMARO ZL1 1LE: 10-SPEED TERROR!

‘19 CAMARO ZL1 1LE: 10-SPEED TERROR!
Automatically faster than a stick, latest track-attack ZL1 Camaro delivers lightning-quick shifts and record times. The ‘19 Camaro ZL1 1LE — the fastest, most track-capable Camaro ever — will offer a 10-speed automatic transmission beginning late February. During development, Chevy engineers pushed the limits of the automatic transmission to be more than one half second faster than the standard manual on GMs’ 2.9-mile Milford Road Course. In fact, on longer tracks like the Nürburgring where ...
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’69 COPO 9567 CAMARO: ONE OF NONE!

’69 COPO 9567 CAMARO: ONE OF NONE!
The rarest of all COPO Camaros, powered by an all-aluminum 427, could’ve been a street screamer. I drove the only one built at GM’s Milford Proving Ground, below, in 1969 and never saw it again. Chevrolet had a very effective “backdoor” approach to insuring its performance image. The process was called COPO (Central Office Production Order) and it essentially allowed for the building of non-standard cars. Dating back to the late-1940s, it was initiated to accept low-volume orders from fleet ope...
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2016 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW: THE STARS!

Start spreading the news, there’s a car show in town. You’ll want to be a part of it, New York, New York. Road Test Editor Howard Walker blogs on what’s new at this year’s New York Auto Show. For automotive aficionados, springtime in the Big Apple means only one thing, the New York International Auto Show at the cavernous Jacob K. Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen. My vagabond shoes took a stroll through the aisles last week, and here are a few of the hits, and misses, from the city that never ...
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GEN 5 CAMARO: WIN ON SUNDAY; SELL ON MONDAY!

Chevrolet not only sells the car, but also the parts needed to go racing and win. And in some cases, warranty protection. The good old days are now! Chevrolet has released a comprehensive collection of factory-engineered performance parts and accessories for Camaros, 2010 model year and newer. Many of the parts preserve the vehicle warranty when installed by a Chevrolet dealer, an advantage aftermarket suppliers and installers cannot provide. The portfolio of parts is designed to make V6, an...
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