Chevrolet has routinely auctioned off its No. 001 performance vehicles for charity, and the sixth-generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro COPO is no exception. The dragster, first unveiled during the 2015 SEMA show in November and designed by drag racing driver Courtney Force, sold on Friday, Jan. 29, at theBarrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. The winning bid? $300,000. Which is actually the same as how much the 2015 COPO Camaro went for a year ago.
All proceeds of the winning bid go towards the benefit United Way.
Under the carbon-fiber high-rise hood of this 2016 COPO Camaro is a 350 racing engine with a Whipple 2.9-liter supercharger. The interior features a chrome-moly roll cage, lightweight racing bucket seats personalized with the COPO logo and Courtney Force’s signature, five-point safety harnesses and a floor-mounted shifter for the THM-350 automatic transmission. The instrument panel contains racing gauges and a competition switch panel.
Every COPO Camaro is built by hand starting with production hardware, including the same body in white used for production models. The COPO Camaro takes its name from the Central Office Production Order system used in the 1960s for fleet managers to order unusual combinations of options. Dealers utilized this system to put high performance powertrains into production Camaros