Chevrolet’s one-off eCOPO Camaro failed to sell at auction last month, Muscle Cars and Trucks reports.
The all-electric drag racer was set to be auctioned off by Russo and Steele during Monterey Car Week and pre-auction estimates indicated the vehicle would sell for between $425,000 and $525,000. Chevrolet wasn’t directly involved in the auction of the eCOPO Camaro.
It remains to be seen why the vehicle didn’t sell but it likely came down to the fact that the highest bid failed to hit the reserve price.
Chevrolet’s eCOPO Camaro was presented to the world at the SEMA Show last year. It was built in partnership with Hancock and Lane Racing. Not only was it the first GM vehicle to use an 800-volt battery pack but comes complete with electric motors delivering in excess of 700 hp and 600 lb-ft (813 Nm) of torque. Power is sent through the rear wheels via a race-prepped Turbo 400 automatic transmission.
The car is quick. Very quick. In fact, it can sprint down the quarter-mile in just 9.51 seconds at 140 mph which is quicker than a Dodge Challenger Demon.
Speaking about the vehicle at its launch, GM performance chief Russ O’Blenes said “The eCOPO Concept is all about where we go in the future with electrification in the high-performance space. The original COPO Camaro program was all about pushing the envelope, and this concept is an exploration with the very same spirit.”