Chevy is rejoicing at the 2019 SEMA Show with a pretty unusual Camaro. Chevy aficionados know all about the COPO Camaro, having a limited production number and assigned particularly for NHRA drag racing series.
69 similar cars are scheduled for production next year, just like every year. Actually, 70 will arrive for 2020, but not any of those units resemble this aggressive black machine. Why not? Because it’s a one-off car set to go to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale in the first month of next year.
Another thing that makes the build special is the name of John Force that it bears. It’s borrowed from a pure legend with 16 titles in the NHRA drag racing realm. The hero’s name can be found across the vehicle, which also dresses in a black and silver color scheme. The interior, meanwhile, features red trim.
The model actually shares its exterior finish with the 69 regular COPOs in their option, together with Red, Satin Steel Gray, and Summit White. Seven other heritage paints will also enter the option list. As for engine choices, they include a naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V8 and a LSX-based supercharged 5.7-liter V8.
Chevy’s twelve-monthly production of 69 COPO Camaros is a tribute to the original COPO that came into sight in 1969. As we said before, this special John Force Edition is not regarded as one of the yearly production units. It’s built specifically for Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale in January 2020, and when it hits the auction block, all proceeds from the sale will benefit DonorsChoose.org.
John Force admits in a press release that the special COPO Camaro does look “great”, and he “enjoyed helping design” the car. According to him, the COPO is “formidable” by default, and is difficult to defeat in a race. But this build has more specialness, because the car will be of assistance to a cause he “firmly” believes in.