Chevrolet introduced electric Camaro eCOPO Concept for drag racingOctober 30, 2018
Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro Concept equipped with two motors BorgWarner with a total capacity of 710 hp
Chevrolet, in collaboration with the pioneers of electric drag racing, with the Hancock and Lane Racing team, has built the COPO Camaro battery version. The prototype eCOPO Camaro, equipped with a power unit with a capacity of 710 forces and 813 Nm of torque, debuted at the SEMA tuning show.
The Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro electric motor consists of two power units BorgWarner HVH 250-150. Moment from them is transmitted to the rear axle through a racing automatic transmission Turbo 400. Although the manufacturer indicates that due to the identical design of the “bell” and the crankshaft flange, the electric motor is compatible with any GM transmission: the new filling is simply installed at the mounting points of a conventional engine.
The unit is powered by a 800-volt battery pack supporting fast charging. It consists of four 200-volt modules weighing 79 kilograms each. For the sake of optimal weight distribution (56 percent falls on the rear axle), two modules are located in the rear seats, and in two more – in the luggage compartment. An extended safety cage is installed to protect the batteries.
According to preliminary calculations, the electric Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro will take about nine seconds to complete a quarter mile (402 meters). The exact time remains to be measured.
According to the authors of the project, the electric eCOPO Camaro should demonstrate the possibility of extending the Chevrolet “boxed” engine line by introducing electrical power plants for racing or road cars.
In addition to electrical, the anniversary COPO Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition was presented at SEMA. The modification, whose circulation will be 69 copies (the original COPO Camaro with the ZL1 engine was released in 1969) received the Anniversary Blue Metallic body color and engine styling package with an orange-colored block, chrome-plated valve covers and a black intake manifold.