It’s here. And indeed, it’s big. Chevrolet has brought back the COPO Camaro for 2022 with a newly available 572-cubic-inch Big Block V8 engine. To put it another way, that’s a 9.3L V8, and is the biggest V8 engine ever offered in a Camaro, and the biggest V8 offered from Chevrolet Performance for the COPO. The 572 V8 is purpose built for drag racing, and is a welcome addition to the COPO Camaro engine family.
Horsepower numbers for the 572 Big Block V8 are not yet rated by the NHRA, so we’ll be sure to follow up on these details soon.
The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 572 uses a cast-iron block with four-bolt main caps, aluminum heads, a forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods and forged aluminum pistons. The 2022 COPO Camaro is also available with a supercharged 350 cubic-inch V-8 rated by the NHRA at 580 horsepower, as well as a naturally aspirated 427 cubic-inch V-8 with an NHRA-rated 470 hp. Sending power to the rear wheels is an ATI Racing Products TH400 three-speed automatic transmission for all models.
2022 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Price, Ordering And Production
Pricing for the COPO Camaro with the 572 starts from $105,500 (excluding tax, title, license, and dealer fees).
Here’s the best part: those interested in a Chevrolet COPO Camaro may recall the lottery process to secure their opportunity to purchase one. However, the 2022 COPO Camaro will be built to order through participating Chevrolet dealers this time around, and unlike before, will not be limited to 69 cars. Buyers can also participate in a private tour of the COPO Build Facility in Oxford, Michigan, where each car is custom made.
Expect the 2022 COPO Camaro and its 572 Big Block V8 to be at the Chevrolet Performance booth during the 2021 SEMA Show, which is officially taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center as of now.