Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro concept is 700hp electric drag racer

Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro concept is 700hp electric drag racer

Chevy says that this auto "suggests" a potential new avenue for the Chevy crate engine and performance parts portfolio, however, there is no indication that the eCOPO concept will enter normal production.

Chevrolet has turned its flagship muscle auto into a drag racer but has left the V8 on the shelf in favour of an electric motor with an 800-volt battery. "It's one of the most enduring legacies in drag racing, with a powerful past and fast future". He continued, "This project exemplifies Chevrolet and General Motors' commitment to engaging young minds in STEM education". "It also represents our goal of a world with zero emissions, with the next generation of engineers and scientists who will help us get there".

More exciting, though, is the possibility of new electric crate engines. Gone is the gas engine of the normal 2019 COPO Camaro, replaced with an electric motor that delivers more than 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque.

The auto is all-electric, driven by a motor that provides over 700 horsepower and 600 pound feet of torque.

The 800-volt pack will enable much, much faster charging times, which is an extremely important feature for the model, since there's limited time between elimination rounds in drag racing. It was the first to offer a long-range, affordable electric auto in the Bolt, and its Volt plug-in hybrid continues to offer one of the longest all-electric ranges of any plug-in hybrid.

The power of the eCOPO Concept comes from a powerful, unique electric motor.

At the rear, four 200-volt battery modules have been installed and each of them weighs 79kg. For safety, the rear compartment batteries have been sealed off from the rest of the cabin, and there's a new driveshaft tunnel. For racing, engineers have surrounded them with crash structures and roll cages and added a battery-management system to continually monitor their condition. With the modules' strategic positions, the eCOPO Camaro has greater than a 56 percent rear-weight bias, which helps launch the vehicle more efficiently. Now it seems to be Chevy with their eCOPO Camaro just ahead of the opening for the SEMA show, Las Vegas.

Further to the running concept is a potential crate "engine" programme.

Although GM is planning to offer 20 electric cars by 2023, it isn't putting the eCOPO on sale, but hints that a crate electric motor kit like it has could be offered in the coming years. That allows it to bolt up to just about any General Motors transmission. Those motors send power to the car's rear live axle through a race-prepped automatic transmission.

Chevrolet is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its legendary COPO Camaro special with an electric drag vehicle that points the way toward a battery-powered future. "We're not there yet, but it's something we're exploring". The model received a gift from Chevrolet - a concept auto with all-electric drive called eCOPO Camaro.

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