COPO Camaro Brings Back 572 Big Block V8

September 9th, 2021 by

If you’re a fan of fast cars, you’re going to want to check out the return of the 2022 COPO Camaro. Whether you want to hit the drag strip or keep this in your garage as the ultimate Chevrolet showpiece, we can help you get a COPO Camaro here at Landers Chevrolet of Norman. If you like the look of the Camaro but don’t need all that horsepower, consider shopping for one of the new Camaros that we have in our inventory right now.

The name COPO is derived from the 1960s when special order Camaros were first introduced. COPO stands for Central Office Production Order which allowed dealerships to order cars with non-standard colors or features. Originally this was intended for businesses like trucking companies or government agencies but quickly turned into dealerships working hard to get their hands on the fastest racers the company could churn out. Chevrolet came back with the COPO name in 2012 and has been producing high-octane racers every year since.

There are three engine options available for order for the 2022 COPO Camaro. You can choose between a supercharged 5.7-liter V8, naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V8, or the behemoth 572-cubic-inch 9.4-liter big-block V8 which channels the inner spirit of the original 1969 COPO Camaro. Each of these is mated to an ATI three-speed automatic transmission.

While these COPO Camaros are not street legal, they do qualify to race in NHRA Stock and Super Stock eliminators. These COPO Camaros are super rare. In previous years, Chevrolet limited the production run to 69 units a year. As of right now, Chevrolet does not plan to limit production for the 2022 model year and will sell them on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want one of these powerhouses, you’re going to have to fork out some serious cash. The 2022 COPO Camaro starts at $105,500 and can go north of $130,000 based on options and engine choices.