For the first time since the `60s, the COPO name has returned to the Camaro. Many moons ago, a packaging deal that Chevy offered allowed a stripped down Camaro to come with a Corvette engine, and it immediately became a cult classic. The name “COPO” was adopted, as that was the name of Chevy’s ordering system that dealers could get this car from.
Over 40 years later, the COPO Camaro has returned, but this time its “COPO” name has nothing to do with an ordering system and more with the tradition of the COPO name. This drag-strip-ready Camaro has been kept under a relatively tight wrap with only the most basic information, like its choice of a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V-8 or one of two supercharged 5.3-liter V-8s, being released.
After much waiting, the COPO Camaro is ready for delivery, well chassis No. 3, 5, 7, and 9 are at least. A savvy videographer caught the prepped-for-delivery models loading onto the covered transport truck and he got us some killer cam-lobing, concrete rattling sounds of this beast idling its way onto the truck.
Very rare does the sound of a car idling get us going, but this isn’t your typical car. This is a factory-built Camaro with a cam grind aggressive enough to shake your fillings loose. Have a look for yourself in the above video and see if you can prevent draining your life savings on a COPO down payment.
gallery: Chevrolet COPO Camaro