For those drag racers that want a turn-key solution right from the factory, the latest 2022 Chevy COPO Camaro looks to be an excellent choice, offering all the goodies one would expect from a machine ready to dominate the 1320. Now, we’re taking a closer look at the 2022 Chevy COPO Camaro with the following exclusive photos captured on the floor of the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
The 2022 Chevy COPO Camaro continues a racing legacy first established over half a century ago. As the story goes, dealers eager to sell track-ready Chevy Camaro models leveraged a loophole known as a Central Office Production Order that allowed high-performance configurations not previously allowed by GM brass.
The Chevy COPO Camaro quickly became the stuff of legend, and now, GM is selling this sixth-gen model as a purpose-built race car direct from the factory.
Chevrolet Performance initially unveiled the 2022 Chevy COPO Camaro with the Big Block 572 (9.4 liters) in June. The engine in question is equipped with a cast iron block and four-bolt main caps, aluminum heads with rectangular ports, plus a forged steel crankshaft, forged aluminum pistons, and forged steel connecting rods. The compression ratio is 12:1, with a bore and stroke of 4.560 inches by 4.375 inches. A Holley Hi-Ram intake manifold is up top.
The NHRA horsepower rating is believed to be 430 horsepower. The latest COPO Camaro is also available with a 427 rated at 470 horsepower and a supercharged 350 rated at 580 horsepower. All three engines pair with the TH400 three-speed automatic transmission from ATI Racing Products
The 2022 Chevy COPO Camaro is equipped as standard with a carbon fiber hood and a massive tire spec to lay it down. This particular example is also draped in a silver livery with black and orange striping. Wheelie bars are found in the rear, while options include a parachute and a weight box. Pricing for the COPO Camaro with the 572 under the hood starts at $105,500.