COPO Camaro celebrates 50 years

Chevrolet chose this year’s SEMA Show to officially celebrate 50 years of its legendary COPO Camaro.

Chevrolet celebrates the 50th anniversary of the COPO Camaro at the 2018 SEMA Show, with the 2019 COPO Camaro race car, a vintage 1969 COPO Camaro and the electrified eCOPO Concept.

A 2019 anniversary COPO Camaro race car was unveiled, sporting Anniversary Blue paint and special graphics – features to be offered as part of an anniversary package on the COPO Camaro in 2019.

Additionally, buyers will be able to order a 50th anniversary engine package which adds an orange painted engine block, black high-rise intake manifold and chrome valve covers.

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This engine package will be offered on both supercharged and naturally aspirated versions of the LSX-based 427 cubic-inch small-block. For 2019, the Chevy Camaro COPO programme will also offer LSX-based 350 supercharged and 302 cubic inch engines. History will repeat itself as only 69 COPO Camaros will be built for 2019 – the same number as the original ZL1 Camaro which debuted 50 years ago.

In addition to the 50th anniversary COPO, GM also chose the SEMA Show to unveil an electrified COPO concept car that uses an electric motor in place of a small-block V8, delivering the equivalent of more than 700hp and 600ft-lb of torque.

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