Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro concept is 700hp electric drag racer

Chevrolet's electric Camaro race car packs an 800-volt battery

2019 Chevy COPO Camaro Gets Retro Look To Mark 50-Year Milestone

Chevrolet is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its legendary COPO Camaro special with an electric drag auto that points the way toward a battery-powered future. Chevrolet already offers a broad range of gasoline engines that race auto makers and others can use in their builds: now, there's the chance that it could add electric motors to that line-up. Its champion component, notwithstanding, is likely its 800-volt battery pack. The 700-horsepower monster makes use of a 2019 Camaro shell fitted with 800-volts in pure electric power, enabling the auto to run the quarter mile in under 10 seconds.

Chevrolet recently bagged a particularly new concept for its auto that is designed for the drag racing opportunities. The Camaro eCOPO replaces the roaring V8 engine with electric motors under the hood with the battery pack fitting into the trunk. Although the manufacturer indicates that with the same design of "bells" and the flange of the crankshaft motor is compatible with any transmission GM: a new filling simply installs on the attachment of a conventional internal combustion engine. "The new COPO Camaro is an exciting development in that process". The battery pack is composed of four 200-volt modules, each weighing approximately 175 pounds, mounted strategically in the auto for optimal weight distribution.

"The eCOPO Concept is all about where we go in the future with electrification in the high performance space", said Russ O'Blenes, director, Performance Variants, Parts and Motorsports at General Motors. For racing, engineers have surrounded them with crash structures and roll cages and added a battery-management system to continually monitor their condition. "And the eCOPO project points to a future that could include electric crate motors for racing, or even your street rod".

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Chevrolet is among the first to have already shown part of its lineup of two dozen concepts and show vehicles on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center: the Shock Yellow Camaro SS and the COPO Camaro. With this battery, charging times are faster, which is important due to the limited time between elimination rounds in drag racing.

Chevrolet introduced an anniversary-themed 2019 COPO Camaro at the 2018 SEMA Show as a tribute to the original 1969 model. "We're not there yet, but it's something we're exploring".

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