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The 2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Debuts with a New Look, 4 Engines

General Motors is once again using the SEMA Show in Las Vegas to show off the new model year Chevrolet Camaro COPO race car, with the 2015 COPO Camaro getting a unique appearance package and the buyer’s choice of four different engines that apply to unique NHRA Stock and Super Stock classes.

The 2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro drag racing package really hasn’t changed much for the new model year and the final version of the 5th generation Camaro, but the 2015 COPO cars do get a new package specific exterior design while coming with the same option of four different V8 engines for the new model year. With 2015 being the final model year for the 5th gen Camaro, this will be the final 5th gen COPO Camaro and this new exterior design is by far the most aggressive and most elaborate.

“The COPO Camaro allows sportsman racers to compete directly in NHRA Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Every win advances the COPO racing legacy established 45 years ago and reinforces Chevrolet’s position today as America’s leading performance car brand.”

The 2015 COPO Camaro Exterior Design
The key feature that makes the 2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro unique is the exterior design, with a predominantly black front end, a huge “15” in black on the sides, a smaller red 15 on the hood, red stripes on the side and the Chevrolet Performance logo on the rear quarter panels. Like all of the modern COPO Camaro race cars, the 2015 model wears a huge raised cowl hood (with the COPO logo) and unique drag strip duty wheels wrapped in proper Hoosier racing tires.

The 2015 COPO Camaro Engine Options
The 2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro is designed to conform to a variety of NHRA Stock and Super Stock class requirements. To better cater to the buyer’s racing class choices, the 2015 COPON Camaro comes with four different engines, all of which are based on the LS engine series. These engines include a naturally aspirated 350, a naturally aspirated 396, a naturally aspirated 427 and a supercharged 350. Buyers can pick one of the engines, or they can pick a collector’s package that comes with all of the applicable engines – all with serial numbers that match the COPO Camaro with which they are delivered.

Finally, the GM crate engine lineup for the COPO Camaro includes those four engines above along with a supercharged 327 V8 with a 2.9L blower and a supercharged 327 V8 with a 4.0L blower. These engines were a part of the original COPO Camaro lineup and they are still offered for those early COPO buyers who need new engines, or for folks who want COPO power in their GM project car.

The only bad news with the 2015 COPO Camaro is that – like the past models – only 69 units will be built. Interested buyers can visit the Chevrolet website to register and in the near future, an independent third party company will randomly select the 69 lucky buyers.