2012 Chevrolet Inferno Orange COPO Camaro Convertible review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 , 21:10:24 byAngela

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Chevrolet Inferno Orange COPO Camaro Convertible

A lot of carmakers have prepared new products to present at the 2012 SEMA Motor show and Chevrolet is one of them. It seems that the specialists have developed an Inferno Orange COPO Camaro Convertible. To be more precise, this is actually one of the 69 COMO Camaro race units built in 2012, but it is the only one to have a Turbo 400 3-speed automatic transmission. It is also one of the two convertible cars built and one of the 20 vehicles to receive a 4.0-liter supercharger and the 327 engine capable of generating 550 horsepower. This vehicle is the only model built this year that is painted in Inferno Orange Metallic and features special interior trim.

The new Inferno Orange COPO Camaro Convertible will be auctioned and it will make a great race car or collector vehicle for a lucky bidder. For next year, Chevrolet will build another 69 units and so far, more than 3.000 people expressed their interest in the car after its first introduction at the SEMA Show last year.

The last COPO Camaro receives power from a 327 engine that has a 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger capable of generating 550 horsepower. The models were also available with a supercharged 327 engine that featured a 2.9-liter supercharger, but also a naturally aspirated 427 engine. Each model was fitted with an NHRA roll cage and other safety equipment, but also racing chassis and suspension components.

67 of the models built are coupes and two convertible, 43 were equipped with the 427 naturally aspirated engines, 32 cars were painted Summit White, 20 units were painted black and 12 were painted Victory Red. Next we have 12 cars ordered without COPO graphics, 1 car was painted Inferno Orange Metallic and another two cars were painted Silver Ice Metallic. The carmaker has tallied the production numbers for the special run and these are it.