2019 COPO Camaro Marks 50 Years Of Special Order Performance

An anniversary-themed 2019 COPO Camaro race car introduced today at the SEMA Show celebrates the 50-year milestone of the special order, ultimate-performance models, and launches the 2019 COPO Camaro program.

The 2019 COPO Camaro’s available 50th Anniversary Special Edition package marks a half-century of special-order high-performance from Chevrolet.

“Chevrolet is proud to celebrate 50 years of the COPO Camaro legacy,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “It’s one of the most enduring legacies in drag racing, with a powerful past and fast future.”

Featuring a special Anniversary Blue Metallic exterior color that pays homage to the original Laguna Blue offered in 1969, the SEMA show car previews the special color and graphics of the COPO Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition package offered for 2019. A 50th Anniversary Engine Appearance Package that emulates the look of vintage Chevy performance engines, with an orange engine block, chrome valve covers and a black high-rise intake manifold, is also available for the naturally aspirated LSX-based 427 racing engine.

(Left) The 2019 COPO Camaro’s available 50th Anniversary Special Edition package marks a half-century of special-order high-performance from Chevrolet. (Right) The 1969 COPO Camaro was a special-order performer. Only 69 were built with the all-aluminum ZL1 427 big-block engine.

The 2019 COPO Camaro’s available engine lineup includes a revised version of the supercharged, LSX-based 350 engine, now featuring a 2.65L Magnuson supercharger as well as a 302-cubic-inch engine. The COPO Camaro also features a distinctive and exclusive front-end design not shared with other production Camaro models.

Chevrolet celebrates the 50th anniversary of the COPO Camaro at the 2018 SEMA Show, with the 2019 COPO Camaro race car, a vintage 1969 COPO Camaro and the electrified eCOPO Concept.

Only 69 2019 COPO Camaro race cars will be built — the same number of 1969 COPO Camaro models built with the all-aluminum 427 ZL1 engine.

Customers can register for a chance to purchase a 2019 COPO Camaro at www.chevrolet.com/performance/copo-camaro.

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