There’s a lot to be said about Chevrolet’s ability to keep the muscle car enthusiast entertained. Case in point is their brand new, sixth generation, COPO Camaro.
Unveiled today both at SEMA 2015 and in a press release, this new Camaro was built through a collaboration between the American automaker and NHRA Camaro Funny Car driver Courtney Force.
Its lighter and stronger body results in a car that has its rigidity increased by 28 percent and a body-in-white mass that is 133 pounds lighter. For reference, “body-in-white mass” is the mass of the car before parts like the body panels, engine, doors, trim and electronics are added.
The show car used at the premiere dons a red hot paint finish with Courtney Force’s signature used in the graphics. Of course, we can’t fail to mention the concept 350 racing engine powering the car, paired with a Whipple 2.9-liter supercharger.
As for the production model, there will be a number of engines to choose from. These engines include the supercharged 350, naturally aspirated 427 and a new LT-based 376.
Production models of the new COPO Camaro will also have racing chassis and suspension parts, like a unique solid rear axle and an unassisted rack-and-pinion steering system.
Chevrolet is planning on creating just 69 examples of the COPO Camaro race car for 2016, so they’re looking to be a hot commodity.