One-Off 2020 COPO Camaro John Force Edition Heads for SEMA, to Be Auctioned

One of the rarest factory race cars available anywhere in the world is the COPO Camaro. Each year since 2012, Chevrolet has been offering 69 such unique cars for racers across the U.S., making them extremely coveted. And now comes an even more exclusive version.
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At this month’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, alongside the usual suspects Corvette and Silverado HD, will be a one-of-a-kind COPO Camaro, built to honor American NHRA drag racer John Force. This special vehicle is not part of this year’s run of 69 COPOs, which makes it even more appealing.

Usually the 2020 COPO range comes packing either a revised variant of the LSX-based 350 engine or an LSX-based naturally aspirated 427 unit. Chevy did not say which one is used in the John Force edition.

What the carmaker did say is that the elements that make this car unique are the 2020COPO-FORCE identification plaque fitted on the car and the black-and-silver paint scheme. That’s it, but at least John Force himself had a say in designing it, so that should count for something. This livery will spread to the regular 2020 COPO lineup as an option for those interested.

“This is a great-looking COPO Camaro, and I enjoyed helping design this car,” the racer said in a statement. “The COPO Camaro is already a formidable car, and hard to beat on the track. But this one is even more special, as it will help support a cause I firmly believe in.”

Following its initial introduction at the SEMA show, the car will head to the 2020 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event in January. All the proceeds will go to the

The new line of COPO cars pays tribute to the original Central Office Production Order breed started in the late 1960s by Don Yenko. Also known as Yenko Camaros, the cars went beyond the performance limits set by Chevrolet for the car.
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