COPO is a true racing machine. It is specifically offered for off-highway, competitive NHRA use only. It cannot be registered, titled, licensed or driven on public roads or highways. The COPO Camaro is designed to NHRA racing specifications, including a solid rear axle and full chrome-moly roll cage. Inside, most of the standard sound deadening and power accessories have been deleted in order to optimize weight for NHRA racing. Also included: a pair of racing bucket seats (no rear seat), a safety harness for the driver, a competition floor shifter and Chevrolet Performance gauges.
When the COPO concept was first shown at the 2011 SEMA SHow, the overwhelming response inspired the decision for a limited, special edition production run. To ensure fair access, an independent third party was used to identify the individuals who would be offered the opportunity to buy one of the new COPO Camaros. Those selected received confirmation in early 2012, with instructions on how to fulfill the purchase contract, choose the engine option for their intended racing class and take delivery. Engines were assembled in Wixom, Michigan at the Performance Build Center, where the buyer could opt to participate in the engine assembly.
Pictured to the left is our very own Jim Boburka Sr, our Service Manager, who owns and races COPO #7.
How proud are we as a dealership to have Jim as a member of our management team. His knowledge, love and passion of vehicles is constantly being demonstrated as he teaches all his technicians what he knows. We as a dealership and our customers absolutely love him! It's amazing that a Service Department is run by such a knowledgeable individual.