2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
The 69 COPO Camaro units that Chevy built in 2012 sold like hot cakes, so the company decided to expand production by another 69 units. For the 2013 model year, the COPO Camaro receives a series of updates, like two all-new engines and a new manual transmission, plus a series of updates made to the exterior and the interior.
Thanks to these changes, the 2013 COPO Camaro will be become even more competitive as it is now eligible for a broader range of NHRA Stock Eliminator classes.
The 2013 COPO Camaro is priced at $86,000 - $3,000 less than the 2012 model year. On March 11, 2013 Chevrolet will start selecting its customers for the 2013 COPO Camaro factory drag-racing cars. As a reminder, more than 3,000 people showed interest in this special version, but only 69 have been selected.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro.
2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
Horsepower @ RPM:325
Displacement:350 cubic inches
0-60 time:4.5 sec. (Est.)
Top Speed:175 mph (Est.)
Updates for the 2013 model year include a "heritage" grille, standard-production (non-HID) headlamps and new exterior graphics choices with engine-size call-outs.
Customers will be able to choose between five exterior colors: Black, Summit White, Victory Red, Silver Ice Metallic and Ashen Gray Metallic.
For the interior, Chevrolet will add a revised package with custom carpet and new switch panel, plus dedicated racing wiring harness.
For the 2013 model year, the COPO Camaro will include a choice of three engines: a 350-cubic-inch engine that delivers a total of 325 horsepower, a 396-cubic-inch engine with 375 horsepower and a 427-cubic-inch engine rated at 425 horsepower.
The model also received a new manual transmission, but the previous Powerglide automatic is still offered.
All COPO units will be offered with a high-feature fuel-injection system and an all-new Holley HP EFI electronic control unit that features self-tuning fuel table strategies and data logging.
The 2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro is priced at $86,000.
Sure, the COPO Camaro is a sick piece of machinery, but the NHRA classes include many other threats for it.
Cobra Jet is powered by a revised 5.4-liter DOHC supercharged aluminum-block engine that delivers a total of 430 horsepower and mates to a three-speed C4 Auto Race transmission. As you can see, it has the disadvantage of offering just one engine option, but it is still a little more powerful than the Camaro. The Cobra Jet is priced at $91,900, which is a little bit more expensive that the COPO.
The Drag Pak version of the Challenger is the cheapest in this list of competitors, as it comes in at $85,512. It uses an 8.4-liter engine with a 2-speed automatic transmission. Despite being the cheapest, the Challenger is last on our list. First because you will need to spend another $10k if you want to further customize it, and second because it does not look as impressive as the COPO.
The new COPO Camaro has already stolen the hearts of many car enthusiasts, so it’s no wonder why Chevrolet decided to expand production. With all the updates it received for the 2013 model year, the COPO Camaro became a bigger threat to its competitors, so we are pretty sure we will hear great things about it.