More Choices for Taking Down the Competition!.
Chevrolet Performance has thrown open the R & D doors at COPO headquarters to offer the same high-performance engines used in the COPO Camaro production race cars. Each is engineered for NHRA's Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes, offering sportsman racers a range of factory-developed-and-assembled racing engines.
The COPO crate engine family grows to five for 2014 and includes a naturally aspirated 427 engine (7.0L), two supercharged 327 (5.3L) engines – one using a Whipple twin-screw 2.9L supercharger and the other using a 4.0L Whipple supercharger – and all-new 396-cubic-inch and 350-cubic-inch naturally aspirated engines. Each is assembled by hand at the same specialty build facility responsible for all of the Chevrolet Performance racing engines.
The 350, 396 and 427 COPO engines make the car eligible for NHRA Stock Eliminator classes from AAA/S to D/S, based primarily on curb weight and horsepower ratings. The 327/4.0L S/C engine puts the car in SS/AA and SS/A.
Chevrolet Performance engineers designed and tested the engines with the same methods used to develop production engines, ensuring their performance and durability.