Chevy is building an electric drag racing Camaro

Chevrolet's electric Camaro race car packs an 800-volt battery

2019 Chevy COPO Camaro Gets Retro Look To Mark 50-Year Milestone

"The original COPO Camaro program was all about pushing the envelope, and this concept is an exploration with the very same spirit".

It's the handiwork of General Motors and Hancock and Lane Racing, which has some prior experience with electric drag racing.

Perhaps one of the most interesting elements of the eCOPO is that its electric motor assembly is created to slot into the Camaro's conventional engine slot.

Chevrolet didn't go it alone on this project.

In the meantime, Chevy is offering a new conventional COPO Camaro for 2019. The Camaro eCOPO replaces the roaring V8 engine with electric motors under the hood with the battery pack fitting into the trunk.

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

In order to achieve better weight distribution, Chevrolet has designed battery pack by dividing it into 4 different modules of 200 volt each. It ties into a comprehensive safety system that continuously evaluates all vehicle electrical components for proper function and safe operation. For safety, the rear compartment batteries have been sealed off from the rest of the cabin, and there's a new driveshaft tunnel. With the modules' strategic positions, the eCOPO Camaro has greater than a 56 percent rear-weight bias, which helps launch the auto more efficiently.

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

Chevy boasts that the electric motor uses the same bell housing mounting pattern and crankshaft flange as any LS-coded engine variant in its lineup. That means it should work with "just about any" of the automaker's transmissions.

O'Blenes said, "The possibilities are intriguing and suggest a whole new world for racers".

General Motors has revealed the eCOPO Camaro, an all-electric drag racing concept that will be on display in Las Vegas at SEMA. "We're not there yet, but it's something we're exploring". This extra-pumped battery pack will definitely enable faster charging which could serve as a crucial feature for drag racing. These videos are much the same: Again and again, the instant torque of the EV's motors smokes the gas belcher off the line, leaving nothing but the squeal of tires ringing in the reddening ears of whoever's watching its taillights pull away.Today, Chevrolet unveiled its bid to keep up with the Muskses: It has electrified the Camaro.

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