780HP Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO – Quarter-Mile Pass

February 6th, 2019

The eCOPO Camaro Concept offers an electrified vision of drag racing, with an electric motor and GM’s first 800-volt battery pack replacing the gas engine, enabling 9-second quarter-mile times.

50-years after the introduction of the original 1969 COPO Camaro, GM takes to the track again with a powerful, all-electric eCOPO Camaro Concept.

With an all-new 800-volt battery pack and two BorgWarner HVH motors, the eCOPO launched with an impressive wheelstand before blasting through the 60-foot mark (in only 1.30-seconds) and completing the quarter-mile in 10.42-seconds at 130.85 mph. Keep in mind that output capacity is only turned up to approximately 80-percent. A nine-second quarter-mile is expected before full production begins.

Like the conventional 2019 COPO Camaro, the eCOPO is a full-race car designed for customization. Since the eCOPO is slated for use with the same transmission and rear end as the gasoline powered version, power plant sources will (eventually) be interchangeable. This gives racers the chance to get very creative in developing more powerful hybrid versions of this historic platform.

Partnering with Hancock and Lane Racing, Chevy has managed to wring 780hp and over 600 lb.-ft. of torque from the eCOPO, using a pair of BorgWarner HVH 250-150 electric motors. Hancock and Lane Racing have seen great success in NHRA drag racing.

Look out Tesla. Chevrolet is coming for the eTitle.

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