Chevy’s Electric Camaro eCOPO Pops A Wheelie At Drag Debut

A few months after premiering at last year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Chevrolet’s electric Camaro eCOPO drag racer has made its racing debut and attracted quite a lot of attention while doing so.

Late last month, the eCOPO hit the drag strip in the U.S. where it went up against a modified pickup truck. It left a very good first impression.

As soon as the driver of the eCOPO hits the throttle, the front wheels soar towards the sky thanks to the instant torque of the powertrain. The run to 60 feet was covered in just 1.3 seconds while the electric drag racer completed the quarter mile in a brisk 10.142 seconds at 130.85 mph (210.58 km/h).

Subtle yet fast.

The Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO is based around the V8-powered COPO but now features two BorgWarner HVH 250-150 electric motors pumping out a combined 600 lb-ft (814 Nm) of torque. Powering the electric motors are four 200-volt battery modules that provide the unconventional muscle car with 800 volts of electrical power.

Interestingly, the eCOPO’s powertrain has been designed to easily drop into the the engine bay and can be hooked up to the same drivetrain components as the regular model. Chevrolet hasn’t said if the eCOPO will reach the production line but if it does, customers could potentially order a single Camaro COPO with two different powertrains that can be interchanged.


  • Six_Tymes


  • ErnieB

    So when will we reach 0-60 in .00009 secs?

    • David Burdsal

      You can go 60-0 that fast (I know… smh…) but you can’t go 0-60 that fast. You’d be pudding!

SVO-Kitted Land Rover Discovery Embarks On Humanitarian Expedition

This SVO-tuned Land Rover Discovery will travel through Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya.

Porsche Employees Rewarded With $11,000 Bonus For 2018 Performance

Porsche will be giving the bonus to around 25,000 employees, and it will be paid with their April salaries.

Geely’s SX12 Production SUV Stays True To Concept Icon’s Styling

Geely’s new SUV will reportedly be available with a 177 HP, 1.5-liter turbocharged engine.

Audi’s New 2.0-liter Four-Cylinder DTM Engine Churns Out More Than 610 HP

Audi’s new 2.0-liter turbocharged four will also have to last an entire DTM season.

Li Xiang Launches With “One” SUV That’s Got Six Seats, Four Screens, Hybrid Powertrain

The Li Xiang One SUV has a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine that acts solely as a range extender.

Geely GE11 Electric Sedan Could Help The Brand Expand In Foreign Markets

The Geely GE11 will be availabe with a 163 HP electric motor and 52 kWh or 62 kWh battery packs.

Hyundai Tucson N Line Wants You To Sit Up And Take Notice

The Hyundai Tucson N Line can be ordered with one of three different powertrains.

Koenigsegg Jesko Gets Pushed Out Of Palexpo Complex As It Departs Geneva

The 1,600PS Jesko needed a push to leave the car show, as it didn’t fire up its 5.0-liter V8 engine.

Facelifted Alfa Romeo Stelvio Spied For The First Time Inside And Out

The facelifted Alfa Romeo Stelvio has undergone some minor interior changes.

600HP Mosquito Supercar Wants To Become Czech Republic’s Brabham BT62

Just like the Brabham BT62, the Mosquito “street-legal race car” will have a seven-figure price.