Starting today, Chevrolet will offer a limited run of NHRA-certified rolling chassis designed for drag racing. The chassis will cost $55,000, and will join the COPO Camaro in Chevrolet’s drag racing family, which will be hand built in the same Oshawa, Canada facility that builds COPO.
“This is a great opportunity to buy a factory-built foundation for a competitive Camaro race car, saving racers the time of building their own from the ground up and offering them the opportunity to compete with a piece of Chevrolet history, because we’re only going to build a few of them,” said Jim Campbell, General Motors U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Add your powertrain assembly and you’ve got a race car that’s ready to tackle the drag strip.”
Since Chevy is selling just a rolling chassis, the unit it sold without an engine, transmission and other necessary drivetrain components. This gives buyers the ability to choose what powers their drag car, but Chevrolet will also sell all the needed parts separately. On the other hand, it does come with racing seats, factory glass, head and tail lights, an NHRA-approved roll cage, production-style gauges a racing switch panel a headliner and carpeting.