It turns out that the latest iteration of Chevrolet’s factory-built, turn-key drag car wasn’t very popular, though. According to LSx Magazine, General Motors and Chevy recently sent out a “last call” for orders to purchase the 2020 COPO Camaro, as a significant portion of the 69-unit production run still has not been spoken for.
“Now is the time to become a member of an elite club – the COPO Camaro family,” the automaker said in a message sent to prospective customers. “This is your chance to own a piece of drag racing history. With fewer than 650 in existence, the track‑use‑only COPO Camaro is a work of art handcrafted for you by GM engineers, making it the perfect addition to your collection or racing team. Stand out in your 2020 COPO Camaro with more color options than ever before: two John Force‑inspired options, four base colors, and seven historic paint schemes honoring the original 1969 COPO Camaro. It’s time to be the center of attention.”
The COPO Camaro was made available for purchase through Chevrolet dealerships late last year. However, GM shut vehicle production down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading some customers to back out of their orders, LSX Magazine reports. This has left “a couple handfuls,” of COPO Camaro models sitting waiting for buyers, said Chevrolet COPO and Promotions Manager, Todd Gallant, but the automaker is hopeful it will be able to offload the vehicles before the end of the year. Gallant told LSX Magazine that he has already received some interest in the remaining vehicles from potential buyers.
As a reminder, the 2020 COPO Camaro comes with a naturally aspirated, LSX-based 427 cubic-inch V8, or an optional supercharged 350 V8 engine. The NHRA-legal racer is also offered in 13 heritage colors for 2020, in addition to the aforementioned John Force Edition graphics package. Prices for the race car start at $117,500 and can extend up to over $165,750 fully loaded.