In the past, the purpose-built COPO Camaro factory drag cars have been limited to just 69 units. This is a reference to the original 1969 COPO Camaro, of which just 69 models were built with the legendary all-aluminum ZL1 427 V8 engine.
That’s set to change for the new 2022 COPO Camaro, though. Chevrolet will not limit production for the 2022 model year COPO Camaro, with orders to be filled on a first come, first serve basis. That means Chevy will build as many COPO Camaro models as it can sell and will not hold a lottery for interested parties to secure their build slot as it has in the past.
To order a 2022 COPO Camaro, interested parties can visit Chevy’s dedicated web landing page for the factory drag car and download the COPO order form PDF file. The customer can then choose the exterior color, engine type and options they want on their vehicle and send the completed form to Chevrolet Performance. Once the order has been submitted and reviewed, the customer will receive a call from Chevrolet Performance COPO Manager, Todd Gallant, to complete the transaction.
The biggest change applied to the 2022 COPO Camaro is the addition of a new 572 cubic inch Big Block V8 engine option. The 572 engine is actually the least expensive engine offered in the drag car for 2022, with prices starting at $105,000 USD. The naturally-aspirated Big Block is NHRA rated at 430 horsepower and can also be ordered with a limited edition ‘572’ exterior graphics upgrade kit.
Prices for the naturally aspirated 427 V8 model, which is NHRA rated at 470 horsepower, start at $117,500. The supercharged 350 engine -the most powerful of the three at 600 horsepower, bumps the base price to $130,000.
The only option available for the 2022 COPO Camaro is the Racer’s Package, which adds a weight box, dual batteries, a carbon fiber air intake and a parachute package. Examples that have both the supercharged engine and the Racer’s Package will also come with an intercooler quick-change coupling.
Chevy is accepting customer orders for the 2022 COPO Camaro now.