Back in 1969, General Motors built exactly 69 “Central Office Purchase Order” Chevy Camaros, featuring a 427 cubic-inch (7.0L), all-aluminum race engine, and bought enough of them to make them legal to compete as production cars in NHRA and AHRA drag racing. For 2012, COPO is making a comeback, with once again 69 Camaros fitted to compete in NHRA Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes — from the factory. And the guys from Hot Rod magazine got an exclusive look.
Unfortunately Chevy wouldn’t disclose the power figures at the time, nor was the COPO Camaro filmed burning through the quarter-mile sprint. But the guys did get to check out the awesome Performance Build Center, where the new COPO Camaro was born.