T Several years ago, the Chevrolet SEMA used to reveal the latest COPO Camaro a factory-built drag racing package that packs a supercharged LSX 350-engine 350 engine that is good for 580 hp. Chevrolet also offered its drag competition Camaro with your choice of two other naturally aspirated alternatives – a 410 hp 6.2 liter V-8 and a 470-hk 427-cubic V-8. But this year, for the COPO Camaro 50th anniversary, the Chevrolet took another approach. This year's concept car has no engine at all.
That's right. ECOPO Camaro is still built for drag strip, but as the name suggests, it is completely electric. It also makes more than 700 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, and the Chevrolet says it can run quarter mile in about 9 seconds. It is still being tested, but there is no official quartermile time for now.
Instead of the conventional engine, eCOPO Camaro uses two electric motors. These engines send power to the car's rear live shaft through a racing-prepped automatic gearbox. The 32-kWh battery pack is divided into four 175 pound modules. Two is where the back seat would be while the other pair is in the trunk. As a result, Chevy claims that eCOPO Camaro has a 44-56 weight gain that helps it recover faster.
And since it's an 800-volt system, fast loading should outweigh the eCOPO's limited range. As a Chevrolet spokesman says, you do not need much energy for long distance driving when you live a quarter mile at a time.
And while the car is still officially a concept, Chevrolet makes it clear that there is at least something production potential. Maybe even in selling "box" engine conversions for their cars.
"The possibilities are exciting and suggest a whole new world for racers," said Russ Blenes, GM's leader in performance variations, parts and motorsport in a statement. "Chevrolet pioneered the concept of the high-performance cashmere just around the time the original COPO Camaro models were created and the eCOPO project points to a future that can include electric cashmere for racing, or even your street. We're not there yet, but that's something we're exploring. "