Don’t panic, however Chevrolet’s ridiculously cool, one-of-a-kind electrical Camaro drag racer goes up for public sale on the finish of this week. Yep, it’s time to assemble these pennies.
The automotive is formally often called the eCOPO Camaro Idea, paying homage to the dealer-modified Central Workplace Manufacturing Order (COPO) Camaros of the late 1960s. While these got here with forged iron 425bhp Corvette engines although, the eCOPO homes a suitably fashionable 700bhp electrical powertrain.
Sacrilege in a muscle automotive, you may assume. And but, on condition that the 600lb ft of torque is all obtainable from zero rpm, this Camaro will do a standing quarter mile in beneath ten seconds. Vin Diesel can be proud.
The facility comes from two electrical motors that are linked to 4 separate battery packs. Handily although, drag racing requires loads of weight over the rear wheels, so two of the 80kg batteries are within the boot and two are instead of the again seats. Let’s have three cheers for weight distribution!
Chevrolet teamed up with electrical drag racing crew Hancock and Lane Racing for the challenge and initially unveiled the eCOPO at SEMA in 2018, however now it’s time for a non-public purchaser to get pleasure from its silent velocity.
In fact, the eCOPO isn’t highway authorized and we’ve no concept how a lot it is going to value as soon as the hammer lastly falls on the Russo and Steele Monterey sale. Whoever does lodge that profitable bid will definitely shock a number of at their subsequent ‘run what you brung’ meet although.