Welcome to 427 COPO Camaro.com

The COPO Camaro was what Chevrolet built to get a High Performance 427 Cubic Inch 425 Horsepower Big Block Mark IV engine into an assembly line factory Camaro. These COPO Camaros were limited production and did not show up in the official factory or showroom brochures. Most of us know about the 1969 COPO and Yenko Camaros, but the story is more interesting. These COPO Camaros were "Special High Performance Units"


The 427 COPO Camaro was built for a purpose:
to Rule The Street and to compete and win at the Drag Strip.

Initially accepted by the AHRA and enventually by the NHRA,
427 COPO Camaros left their mark in Muscle Car History!

The most commonly known COPO Camaro is the Yenko Camaro, which was supervised by
new car dealer / sports car racer Don Yenko. COPOs were built before and after this legendary 1969 model.

Don Yenko Memorial Display Click Here!!

Here are some pages about the Yenko and COPO Camaros:


Check out the newest COPO Camaro from SEMA 2011.
(Video courtesy of Chevrolet)

The 1969 COPO Camaros were so significant, that they inspired
the creation of the 2012 ZL1 Camaro! Click here to see more!


The Yenko/COPO Camaro book has been placed on hold indefinitely due to health reasons. Please check back for possible release.



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Daily Camaro COPO Performance News:


Torque News

History of the Chevrolet Camaro Engines: 5th gen Brings Legendary Power
Torque News
Also new for 2012 was the COPO Camaro drag car (above in convertible form), which came with the buyer's choice of three different engine options – a naturally aspirated 7.0L LS7 with 425hp, a supercharged LSX V8 measuring 5.3L paired fitted with a 2.9L ...

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Car and Driver (blog)

Dressed for the Drags: 2015 COPO Camaro Wants to Do a Burnout on Your Face
Car and Driver (blog)
Back then, of course, “high-performance” generally meant stuffing an unnaturally large and powerful V-8 into a small and light body shell, as was the case with the legendary 1969 ZL1 COPO Camaro. Ultimately, the impression of that car proved to be so ...

Torque News

GM Talks Camaro Engines - We Detail 1st Generation
Torque News
Also in 1968, while there were no 427 cubic inch V8s offered by GM, a few dealerships around the country began ordering 427 V8 engines from GM and installing them in customers' Camaros. This was the first step towards the legendary COPO Camaro.

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Autoblog (blog)

2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro is the king of our quarter-mile dreams
Autoblog (blog)
LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet introduced the 2015 COPO Camaro today at the SEMA Show. It's the fourth edition of the limited-production, factory-built race car – and the final version for the Gen 5 Camaro. As with the previous three model years, only 69 will ...
2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Debuts At SEMAMotor Authority
The 2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Debuts with a New Look, 4 EnginesTorque News
2015 COPO Camaro Marks The Last Year Of The Fifth-Gen: SEMA 2014GM Authority (blog)
duPont REGISTRY (blog) -NetCarShow.com -Carscoops (blog)
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duPont REGISTRY (blog)

2014 COPO Camaro For Sale
duPont REGISTRY (blog)
If you weren't one of the lucky sixty-nine to win the drawing to be able to purchase a 2014 COPO, we have a special treat for you. For sale is a showroom new example finished in “Red Hot.” The discerning owner has logged zero miles on the odometer and ...

Motor Trend

Chevrolet Celebrates Five Generations of the Iconic Camaro
Motor Trend
Since the introduction of the first Chevrolet Camaro back in 1967, the pony car has become an iconic piece of automotive history, and helped shape a design legacy that is about to enter its sixth generation. In honor of this event, Chevrolet asked five ...

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Sports Car Illustrated

Camaro Engines through five generations
Sports Car Illustrated
In 2014, the Camaro Z/28 delivered the first factory-installed 427-cubic-inch engine since the legendary COPO models. The naturally aspirated 7.0L engine was rated at 505 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque, helping the Camaro Z/28 power its way to ...
Chevrolet Camaro's HP Figures Represent Americans' Thirst For Performance ...GM Authority (blog)

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A 2014 COPO Camaro Has Surfaced On eBay
GM Authority (blog)
This particular COPO Camaro is located in Houston, Texas and sports a big 427-cubic inch V8. Chevrolet says this engine's good for 435-horsepower, though the seller gives an NHRA-rating of 430-hp. Regardless of how many horses are residing under the ...

Factory Stock Showdown returns in 2015
The NHRA Factory Stock Showdown showcases the NHRA Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, Dodge Mopar Challenger Drag Pak and the Chevrolet COPO Camaro. The program, in its fourth year, kicks off at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto Plus ...

GM Authority (blog)

Watch A COPO Camaro Make A Drag Pass In Underhood Video
GM Authority (blog)
COPO is a magical acronym to Chevrolet fans—it stands for the most powerful Chevys produced during the muscle car era. But it also stands for a modern-day Camaro drag car. Chevrolet has produced them in small quantities over the past few years, ...

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