We have good news and bad news. The good news is that Chevy has recently built one of the most powerful Camaros ever. The bad news is it’s so powerful it’s not street legal and can only be driven in race settings. All of us here at Cox Chevy are just as disappointed as you that we can’t go cruising in this jaw dropping build, but we can still appreciate it. Read about all the advanced engineering this unique Camaro comes with, and then head to Cox Chevy near Tampa and Sarasota to check out all the still-thrilling 2014 Chevy Camaros that we have in stock.
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The COPO Camaro was specifically designed to rip down the pavement. That is why it has no back seat, no underbody sealant, and no sound deadening material. Everything about this Camaro is designed for speed and power, and that’s all. That’s why this unparalleled vehicle cannot be registered, titled, licensed, or driven on public roads or highways. Winning races is the only thing that matters to this beast.
The Camaro has a long history as both an exceptional sports car and a triumphant race car. In fact, the original ZL-1 COPO made its debut all the way back in 1969. The name COPO stands for Central Office Production Order, and it refers to the fact these vehicles had to be special ordered directly from Chevrolet. The original COPOs were designed to compete in NHRA’s Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes, and they quickly began setting records in quarter mile times.
Chevrolet revived the COPO concept in 2011. The initial response was so overwhelming that the automaker decided to initiate an extremely limited production run at its Wixom, Michigan Performance Build Center. Buyers had the option to actually come to the facility and participate in the engine assembly so they could personally optimize the COPO to meet their unique needs. Speed demons and race enthusiasts have gravitated to this unmatched car ever since, so Chevy has kept it in production, but still in extremely limited numbers. Only 69 were produced in 2013.
Since the COPO Camaro made its reappearance in 2011, it has offered five different powertrain options, all of which are designed to go from a standstill to warp speed as fast as possible:
All of these engines are hand-built and LS based, allowing drivers a wide range of custom tuning options. The 2012 models only had a two-speed automatic transmission, but a manual transmission was introduced in 2013. With all of these engine options, the COPO Camaro is eligible to run in any Stock Eliminator class from E all the way up to AA. The only thing that requires adjustment is the curb weight.
The COPO Camaro is back for the 2014 model year, but in the same limited run of only 69 vehicles. This year’s build will show off the bold styling upgrades that are featured on the 2014 Chevy Camaro you can find at Cox Chevy. If you have your heart set on owning a COPO of your own, be prepared to pay a premium price. The very first vehicle to complete production in 2014 sold at auction for $700,000.
The COPO Camaro is an exceptional vehicle with a very limited utility. To get the full Camaro experience, go with one of the fast, strong, and stylish Camaro trims that you can actually take out on the road. You can find the color, features, and performance upgrades you want by visiting Cox Chevy. We are conveniently located at 2900 Cortez Road W. in Bradenton, FL34207, less than an hour from Tampa and easy to find off of I-75. Schedule a test drive, and we will have a Camaro waiting for you.
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