2020 COPO CAMARO REVEALED WITH ONE-OFF JOHN FORCE EDITION

May The John Force Be With You

2020 COPO Camaro

As previously teased by Chevrolet, the 2020 COPO Camaro drag-racing muscle car finally debuted this morning on the eve of the 2019 SEMA Show, with something that hasn’t been seen before. For the first time ever, Chevrolet is uniquely celebrating 16-time NHRA champion driver John Force with a one-off race car that will be auctioned at the 2020 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event in January. Proceeds going to DonorsChoose.org.

The 2020 COPO Camaro is not part of the limited-run of 69 drag racers that Chevrolet will build, so this means for the 2020 year, there will actually be 70 COPO Camaros. Be sure to impress your drag racing friends with this little bit of trivia later.

The 2020 COPO Camaro John Force Edition packs a 350 cubic-inch LSX-based V8 engine fitted to a 2.65L Magnusson supercharger, a track-ready Racer’s package that includes a carbon fiber air inlet, dual batteries, weight box, parachute, and a quick-change coupling for the supercharger (if equipped). The red/black livery speaks for itself, with John Force’s autograph integrated into the dual white racing stripes, while the hood scoop has a gray American flag, because why wouldn’t it? Additionally, the interior is riddled with red accents, and another John Force signature on the dashboard.

Chevrolet says that this special black-and-silver paint scheme will be an available option on the 2020 COPO Camaro.

Along with the special livery, Chevrolet is letting buyers personalize their COPO Camaros like never before, with seven heritage colors from the original 1969 COPO Camaro palette. These include: Hugger Orange, Butternut Yellow, Frost Green Poly, Olympic Gold Poly, Garnet Red, Fathom Green Poly and Azure Turquoise Poly. Standard COPO Camaro colors are otherwise Black, Summit White, Satin Steel Gray and Red.

Finally, the 2020 COPO Camaro engine lineup has been tweaked. Dropped is the 302-cubic inch (5.0L) V8 from the 2019 model year, and in its place is a larger LSX-based, naturally aspirated 427 cubic-inch V8 (7.0L). The other motor is the LSX-based 350 engine with the 2.65L Magnuson supercharger found in the John Force Edition COPO Camaro. The revised engine also features all-new LSX-SC cylinder heads.

Since 2012, Chevrolet has produced 552 COPO Camaros, allocating only 69 units per year that have to be acquired through a lottery system. During that time, five COPO Camaros have crossed the auction block for charity, raising nearly $2 million for a variety of important causes.

Customers can register for a chance to purchase a 2020 COPO Camaro at www.chevrolet.com/performance/copo-camaro.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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