Not wanting to be left out of the factory spec drag racing game by Ford's Cobrajet and Dodge's Challenger Drag Pack, Chevrolet debuted their own strip terrorizer—The COPO Camaro concept— at last month's SEMA show.
COPO stands for Central Office Production Order which was the loophole that allowed select Chevy dealers to order amazing combinations of high performance engines and intermediate or compact cars during the heyday of the muscle car.
These days the COPO name graces Chevrolet's version of the factory drag racer. While it remains at the concept stage currently, it's very likely Chevy will put the car into production. Besides offering everything you need to go racing two engines will likely be available—a 7.9 liter N/A 427ci V8 and a 5.3 liter supercharged 327ci V8.
Although there hasn't been an official announcement from Chevrolet yet, we know from a rough video shot by LSXtv.com the COPO in supercharged 5.3 liter form was good for a best time of 9.69 at 140 MPH. Although times for the 427ci V8 aren't currently available we imagine it will also be quite a track beast, if it makes it past the concept stage of course. At least for now, watching the car tear up the track in this teaser of the concept straight from Chevy is as good as it gets.