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Bob Marvin’s 2012 COPO Camaro

By , Photography by Eric McClellan

You don't see too many COPO Camaros at car shows. That's because they are race cars, and this one was on 9.0-inch Hoosier slicks to prove it. If you don't know, COPO stands for Central Office Production Order. It meant that the car coming out of the factory had parts that were for special uses—in this case, drag racing. The '12 COPO is, indeed, a factory car designed to compete in Stock Eliminator, a form of sportsman racing that has blown up since the introduction of the Cobra Jet Mustang in 2008. Now there are double and triple A and C classes for ultra-fast factory cars like this COPO. We've seen them in the 8s. We spotted this black beauty at the Car Craft Summer Nationals. Join us this year July 18–20.

Quick Specs

Engine: The COPO 427 is an LS-series engine with 13.5:1 compression, 4.125 bore and 4.100 stroke with forged internals and LS7 cylinder heads.

Transmission: This one uses the 4L80E, but we've heard there might manual transmissions on the way from GMPP.

Wheels: The COPO uses custom Bogart Racing wheels with COPO stamped right on them.

Additional Parts: You can build this or your own version out of the GMPP catalog.

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