Chevrolet’s new electrical automobile is so fast that it may well fly. At the least the entrance of it may well.
The eCOPO Camaro Idea is a battery-powered drag racing particular with 700 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque.
Its Borg Warner twin-motor pack was designed to be swapped in for a traditional engine and options the identical bellhousing sample as Chevy’s LS line of V8s, so it may well bolt onto any transmission that works with one, together with the usual COPO Camaro’s Three-speed.
CHEVROLET IS GIVING THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT: A CAMARO ZL1 WITH AN AUTOMATIC
The 800-volt system attracts its energy from 4 175-pound battery packs mounted within the rear of the automobile to assist add traction, and the eCOPO seems to have loads of it.
At a current NHRA take a look at session the automobile, prepped by Hancock and Lane Racing, pulled a wheelie off the road on its approach to a 9.837-second quarter-mile at 134.07 mph with solely roar coming from the group.
Chevy doesn’t but have plans to promote a turnkey eCOPO, however it’s contemplating providing the electrical setup as a crate motor sometime.