With all the hoopla surrounding the new Camaro 1LE, let's look back at the original.
The story of the ZL1 Camaro, fitted with that rarest of the rare, all-aluminum 427 big-block V-8, is one that has often been told: How only 69 were made, how they exploited the GM option-ordering system, and how they've become the Camaro guy's ultimate Camaro.
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Factory New Hyper Blue 2016 COPO Camaro 427 V8 3spd Auto Racers Package /// Looking for a heart-fluttering, wheel-standing beast to take your weekends from a 10 to an 11? Check out this fully documented, 1-of-69 COPO Camaro! Is the old saying whats old is eventually new again, or is it some things just never go out of style? Chevrolets COPO program was revived in 2012, shortly after the arrival of the fifth-generation Camaro. In keeping with tradition, the cars feature custom-ordered powerplants that focus on performance above all else. And, in a fresh turn of events, GM decided to cap annual production at 69 hand-built units awarded at random to members of a buyers pool. That means youre looking at the most exclusive car GM currently produces. Sleeker, 133 pounds lighter and 28% stiffer than its predecessor, this Alpha-based Chevy is easily capable of 9-second quarter-mile passes. The cars quarter-mile dominating horsepower is generated by 427 cubic inches of big bore V8 thats based on GMs award winning Generation IV small block. Behind that 427, a race-prepped Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed, sourced from ATI Performance Products, transmits wheel lifting power. That torque flows to an aluminum third member thats fitted with a spool-type differential and 40-spline, gun-drilled axle shafts. That drivetrain pushes a COPO-specific 4-link, which is finished with a panhard bar, a stabilizer bar and adjustable Strange coil-overs. In front of that clip, an adjustable, strut-type front-half frames un-assisted rack-and-pinion steering. Stops come courtesy of a lightweight disc brake system, which clamps color-keyed Strange calipers around slotted rotors. Power pounds the pavement through polished Bogart wheels, which spin 28.0x4.5-15 Hoosiers in front of 9.0x30.0-15 Hoosiers. And, between the doors, youll find a delightfully simple interior thats fortified by an NHRA-certified chromoly roll cage. Looking for style, exclusivity and incredible performance? Call, click or visit www.RKMotors.com and enjoy one of the most brutal Camaros ever built!
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