The latest reports say the Chevy Camaro’s current sixth generation is its last one. The carmaker won’t continue the model for the next, seventh generation.
Chevrolet will end production of the sports car at its Michigan facility in 2024 or may extend it to 2026, but anyway, the Camaro is slated to phase out.
A logical question arises, what will come instead?
Chevrolet promises to launch an all-new electric performance sedan as a replacement for the Camaro somewhere around 2025. The car will most likely come with GM’s latest Ultium battery pack and adopt the rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations.
Besides, Dodge plans to introduce an electric four-door performance sedan in 2024, that will be capable to accelerate from a standstill to 62 mpg in two seconds and cover up to 500 miles. This car is another alternative to the Chevrolet Camaro, to a certain degree.
2022 Chevrolet COPO Camaro
Meantime, the manufacturer is accepting customer orders for the 2022 Chevy COPO Camaro factory drag car (in the photo above). The orders are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To place an order, interested persons are recommended to visit the brand’s dedicated web landing page and download the COPO order form PDF file.
After completing the form, an order holder should send it to Chevrolet Performance, and wait for a call from Chevrolet Performance COPO Manager, Todd Gallant, to finish the transaction.
The 2022 COPO Camaro comes with a new, naturally aspirated, 572 cubic inch, 9.4-liter, 430-hp Big Block V8 engine. This version costs $105,000. Customers can opt for a limited-edition ‘572’ exterior graphics upgrade kit.
A variant with a 470-hp, 7.0-liter, naturally aspirated 427 V8 engine starts at $117,500. A supercharged 350 engine with up to 600 hp and 5.7 liters powers a $130,000 COPO Camaro. The horsepower figures are according to NHRA rates.
The Racer’s Package is available as well. It adds dual batteries, a carbon fiber air intake, a weight box, a parachute package, and an intercooler quick-change coupling for the engine with a supercharger.