Electric Camaro for drag racing has become an auction itemAugust 21, 2019
The Chevrolet Camaro eCOPO Electric was built with the participation of the Hancock and Lane Racing team. The prototype was shown at last year’s SEMA tuning show.
The Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro will be auctioned on August 16 in Monterey, California. About this instance is known much less than we would like. He debuted at SEMA to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original COPO Camaro. With his appearance, the brand showed what an ideal electric car for drag racing should look like.
The basis for this car, the creation of which the guys from Hancock and Lane Racing also worked on, was laid by the 2019 COPO Camaro. The eCOPO electric car was the first GM car to receive a 800-volt battery. It included four different 200-volt modules at once, each of which weighs a little more than 79 kilograms. They were located throughout the area of the car in order to optimize the distribution of weight.
Eletrodvizhok demonstrates a return of 700 horsepower and is connected to an automatic transmission Turbo 400. A quarter of a mile this car “runs” in just 9.51 seconds, while its speed overcomes the mark of 225 km / h.
One of the most interesting features of this car is that the electric motor here has the same mounting scheme as the LS motors of the GM family. This is a very promising area, which will mark a new milestone in the development of electric motors for racing.
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