In real world, it’s a rare occurrence when we see a concept vehicle going for a sale. Whenever, if some concept pops up, it is usually older models. Thankfully, Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO Electric Concept is one such example which is being offered to sale. It was unveiled to the world last year and is being auctioned by Russo and Steele in Monterey, California on 16th August. The listing by the auctioneer didn’t reveal much about the car but we know for a fact that it was showcased at SEMA to celebrate 50th anniversary of the original COPO Camaro.
Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO Electric Concept demonstrates an electrified version for the drag racing. Based on the 2019 COPO Camaro, it is built in partnership with Hancock and Lane Racing. Incidentally, this is the first GM model to use an 800-volt battery back. Camaro eCOPO Electric Concept consist of four different 200-volt modules, and each of them weighs 79.4 kg. To optimize weight distribution of these models, they have strategically placed throughout. Battery powers the electric motors that churns out an output in excess of 700hp and 813 Nm of torque.
Engine is mated with race-prepped Turbo 400 automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. This setup helps the Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO Electric Concept to cover quarter mile in 9.51 seconds and can hit top speed in excess of 140mph with capabilities of performing wheelies. One of the most interesting aspect of the electric motor is that it has same bell house mounting pattern and crankshaft flange as GM’s family of LS engines. GM had said about the concept that it points to a future that could include electric rate motors for racing.