2012 COPO Camaro Dragster

2012 Camaros lead Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour to secret GM proving grounds

GM offers unprecedented access to its “Area 51” of vehicle testing as part of the 2012 Hot Rod road show.

Hidden in the woods of Michigan is an area that is cloaked in mystery. Spy photographers hide in the nearby looking for the chance to snap exclusive (and lucrative) photos of alien technology, correction, General Motors technology, in development. In support of the 2012 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour (HRMPT) General Motors has sent the 2012 COPO dragster Camaro and the Camaro Hot Wheels Concept to lead the 3,000 plus vehicles into its secret test facility. Attendees will be closely monitored and photos will only be allowed in designated areas, but they will be granted more access than ever before.

GM Milford Proving Ground
The Milford proving ground was the first dedicated testing facility for car manufacturing in the US. It opened in 1924. With over 130 miles of driving surfaces it can provide all the types of testing required for a car in development. One of its most famous courses is the 4.5 mile circular track that has banking so steep cars can travel at up to 120mph without having to steer. There is even a 67 acre pad of pavement used for a variety of testing. Milford is also the home to GMs crash testing, product development and hand-build area for prototypes. At this time the next-generation 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is in the late stages development.

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