An Updated Look At Joe Copson’s Stunning Outlaw 10.5 Camaro Build

Images credit: Joe Copson

Only yesterday, when featuring the brand new LSX Outlaw Drag Radial machine of Mike Meeks, did we discuss the coming-out-of-the-woodwork of the late model Chevrolet Camaro, and that point set the stage for an updated look today at one of the most popular and anticipated fifth-gen builds to date.

In May of last year, we first highlighted the early phases of Pennsylvanian Joe Copson’s downright incredible Outlaw 10.5 Camaro build underway at the Michigan area Gilsbach Racecraft facility, and since that time, great strides have been made in bringing the project to a completion.

When we last looked at Copson’s machine, the chassis was largely complete and work was underway to modify the Camaro body – with it’s overly gargantuan front fenders – to create a more appealing look and stance. But today, this piece is a rolling and painted work of art that’s drawing ever-closer to its on-track debut.

Copson opted for a unique paint color from the portfolio of famed car designer Chip Foose known as Terracuda Pearl, delivering a high-class look to a vehicle that’s the very definition of craftsmanship. From the refined body lines to routing the turbo piping and various lines through the framerails and chassis, to modifying the intercooler to better fit the whole package, what the team at Gilsbach Racecraft has done with this Camaro is nothing short of astounding. In the opinion of those of us here at DRAGZINE, this thing is almost too nice to actually race. Almost.

 

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Andrew Wolf

Andrew has been involved in motorsports from a very young age. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. After working with the Power Automedia staff for some time on a freelance basis, Andrew joined the team in 2010.
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