2022 Chevrolet Copo 572 powered by Chevrolet’s biggest V8
Chevrolet returns to drag strip with update COPO Camaro for 2022, and it will be powered by a big block engine. The last muscle car bear the name of the central office production order system – Wow, that’s a boring acronym – will be powered by Chevrolet’s biggest engine, its 572-cubic-inch V8.
Chevrolet warns drivers, this COPO is not a homologated car for the road; it cannot be registered for use on public roads. It will cost $ 105,500 and will be sold as a performance part. Technically, the COPO is a combination of performance parts, because it is a car that drives and drives. The best performance part here being the 572, of course.
the The V8 has a cast iron block, aluminum heads, forged aluminum pistons, and the crankshaft and connecting rods are forged steel. The V8 engine is bolted to a three-speed automatic transmission and installed in the bay of what Chevy calls a Camaro rolling chassis, or CRC.
The new COPO can also be ordered with small-block V8s for drivers who I don’t want to spend more than $ 105,000 on a car that is just for the drag strip. Small engines are LSX based, and can be ordered with or without forced induction. There’s a 350 cubic inch supercharged V8 or a naturally aspirated 427 cubic inch V8.
The Camaro will also come with amenities that drivers might want or need to race dragsters, like a carbon fiber hood and roller bars. Drivers can also order more equipment, including a “trunk-mounted weight box and parachute” by Chevrolet.
Chevrolet expects demand for the COPO 572 to be high, so instead of making it a limited series of 69 cars like it has in the past, the production of COPO 572 will be in progress on a first come, first served basis.