Electric Muscle: Chevy reveals 700HP Electric Camaro eCOPO

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

2019 will mark 50 years since the first COPO Camaro specials started showing up in dealerships; the eCopo will be on display at SEMA in Las Vegas until November 2nd.

The eCOPO Camaro concept has had its V8 engine traded for a twin electric motor pack that generates 700 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. Porsche will use an 800-volt system in its upcoming Taycan EV, too.

The auto is still undertaking tests but Chevrolet believes that the vehicle can run the quarter mile in 9.0 seconds just fine.

Four battery packs weighing 175 pounds each are mounted near the back of the rear-wheel-drive vehicle to give it better traction off the line and use next-gen 800-watt technology, twice what today's electric cars use, for quicker charging and discharging. We could have predicted the introduction of the 2019 COPO Camaro that will be sold to a limited number of racers around the country, but what we couldn't have predicted is the eCOPO - an all-electric version of the factory-built race auto. It is connected to a conventional racing-prepared "Turbo 400" automatic transmission that channels the motor's torque to the same solid rear axle used in the production COPO Camaro race cars. The bellhousing design is exactly the same as a regular LS motor platform: this could mean the start of a much larger electric modification scene.




The basis of this concept is the 2019 COPO Camaro, which already is an impressive vehicle.

As for the battery, it comprises four 200-volt modules, two of which are located in the rear seat area and the others in the trunk. Chevy is at SEMA 2018 with a Camaro concept auto not meant for the street but meant for the drag strip. To protect batteries features advanced safety cage. But this one has an electric motor bolted in to the same spot formerly occupied by a gasoline engine. Perhaps even in selling "crate" electric motor conversions for its cars. "The original COPO Camaro program was all about pushing the envelope, and this concept is an exploration with the very same spirit".

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", says O'Blenes. They're as of now testing the present variant of the vehicle, yet they'll keep taking a shot at it and testing it on the drag strip to accomplish faster and faster elapsed times.

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