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Electrified COPO Camaro Goes to Auction in Monterey

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2018 SEMA Chevrolet eCOPO Concept
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The Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, or SEMA Show, is the perfect place for automakers and other tech companies to show off their weirdest and wackiest concepts and designs. Last year, Chevy bought a one-of-a-kind electric Camaro dragster to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, much to the surprise of just about everyone. The Camaro is known for its muscle and power, but it’s the last model you’d expect Chevy to electrify.

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2018 SEMA Chevrolet eCOPO Concept
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Last week, the very same eCOPO Camaro went to auction in Monterey, California. No details on the lucky bidder have been released, nor do we know what the eventual sale price was. But we can guess that this unique vehicle attracted the interest of many racing enthusiasts looking to own a unique piece of automotive history.

The eCOPO Camaro’s debut came half a century after the original COPO Camaro performance model’s release. The electric version pumps out a whopping 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque, and is estimated to be able to race a quarter mile in just 9 seconds. The source of this power comes from two Borg-Warner electric motors and four 200-volt batteries. This is housed in a crate engine, which essentially means you could unbolt the regular has engine from any COPO Camaro and add the electric motors to turn it into an eCOPO. This is something General Motors is looking into offering in future production vehicles.

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2018 SEMA Chevrolet eCOPO Concept 2
Photo: Chevrolet

While no estimated value is attached to the eCOPO Camaro’s listing, a pre-owned 2019 COPO Camaro typically sells for around $150,000, so it’s fair to assume this unique electric version sold for much more. We can only send our best wishes and extreme jealousy to the anonymous buyer of this awesome electrified dragster.

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