When Chevrolet brought the COPO Camaro back, it was done with great fanfare, and the 2023 versions of this iconic race car could be the best yet. The factory-built race car is still sold through dealerships using a lottery process, but for 2023, there’s a new big-block powerplant option that harkens back to the original 1969 COPO.
Chevrolet has made the COPO its flagship vehicle for sportsman drag racing through heavy factory support and development. Typically, those who win a spot in the lottery can have their Camaro built with three different engine packages. In 2023, a new COPO owner can choose from a naturally aspirated LSX-based 427 cubic-inch mill, a supercharged 350 cubic-inch LSX-based engine, or the new 632 cubic-inch big-block package.
If you elect to build your car with the 632 cubic-inch engine, you’ll not only be getting a big, modern Rat motor that can crank out over 1,000 naturally aspirated horsepower, your car will come with a few extras. The 632 includes custom graphics and some other nice touches that set it apart from the other COPO Camaros.
All of the 2023 COPO Camaros will come with a TH400 transmission, an 8.50 NHRA-certified chromoly roll cage, and numerous other standard features. There’s also an available race package that includes dual batteries, a weight box, carbon fiber air intake, quick-change coupling with the supercharged engine package, and a parachute.
You can learn more about the COPO program and how you can purchase one of these legendary cars right here on Chevrolet’s website.