2013 Copo Camaro 427 Races Ancestor from 1967 and Wins

The Copo Camaro is a bespoke drag racing machine built on a production car body. This allows it to race in one of several NHRA categories – full-throttle adrenaline-packed stuff.
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This particular model is number 41 from the 2013 batch. It's equipped with a 427 V8 engine mated to a 3-speed automatic and does the quarter mile run in the 9.3s second range. Going up against it is a classic 1967 Camaro, still avery impressive machine, but no enough to win the race.

Owning a Copo Camaro is the American equivalent of a date with the Queen or being married to a supermodel. Each year, they make 69 of these. Every auto shop in the country wants one, but you have to enter into a lottery and hope your number comes up. Number 41 is piloted by James Akter and owned by Scott Libersher.

Right now, there are three engine choices with which you can enjoy this thing, including a naturally aspirated 350, a 396 and this, the big-block 427. If you're not lucky enough to win one, GM still lets you order all three engines as crate units, plus an LSX with a supercharger.

2013 is the year they made a manual option available. The 427 was carried over from the last model year and produced 425 hp. And for the record, the base 350 makes 325 hp, followed by 375 hp for the 396 V8.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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