Camaro has been a staple of drag racing events for around 50 years, grabbing numerous wins in the process. Chevrolet is now furthering this winning legacy by unveiling its new Camaro SS Drag Race Development Program and the 2017 COPO Camaro show car at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
By launching the Camaro SS Drag Race Development Program, Chevrolet aims to determine the quarter-mile capability of the Gen Six Camaro by designing concept parts that could support 10-second elapsed times in a production-based model.
This program is exemplified by the 2017 COPO Camaro. According to Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, the new Camaro concepts at the 2016 SEMA Show represent the carmaker’s commitment to the drag racing sport.