Electrical Chevrolet Camaro drag racer revealed at SEMA

The eCOPO idea relies on the 2019 Camaro
eCOPO idea options an 800V battery that generates 700bhp and 600lb ft of torque

Chevrolet has unveiled a absolutely electrical Camaro drag racer idea automotive on the SEMA commerce present in Las Vegas, US.

Known as the eCOPO Camaro, it has been developed in-house by Normal Motors (GM) together with US-based drag group Hancock and Lane Racing. 

The COPO title, standing for Central Workplace Manufacturing Order, comes from a particular order-only Camaro of 1969 and was reintroduced in 2012.

The eCOPO is powered by GM's first 800V battery pack, permitting for extra environment friendly energy switch to the electrical motor, which contains two BorgWarner assemblies producing 700bhp and 600lb ft of torque.

With the brand new performance-focused battery expertise within the eCOPO producing twice the voltage of its manufacturing Bolt and Volt EVs, Chevrolet hopes to attain a quarter-mile time of lower than 9.0sec.

The addition of the battery packs has necessitated in depth modifications to the Camaro’s customary drag racing security gear. In addition to extending the automotive’s inside roll cage and sealing the battery packs off from the inside, Chevrolet has put in a battery administration system producing reside output and temperature readings.

Chevrolet states that the automotive’s electrical motor is mated instantly to straightforward GM components. The eCOPO’s automated gearbox and stable rear axle are unchanged from these utilized in the common Camaro.

GM's director of efficiency, components and motorsport, Russ O’Blenes, states that this “factors to a future that would embody electrical crate motors for racing”. 

GM has given no indication of how far-off electrical crate motors could also be, nor whether or not they might change the corporate’s current components choices sooner or later. 

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