The eCOPO Camaro gets its power from a pair of BorgWarner electric motors, with a net output of more than 700 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.
The big news for electric vehicle fans though is that the concept uses GM's first application of an 800-volt electrical system, which should allow charging in as little as 10 to 15 minutes, though the company did not reveal the capacity of the battery pack. The Chevrolet eCOPO electric concept is certainly proof of that as it blazes through the quarter-mile in under 10.0 seconds.
Powered installation from the 800-volt block of batteries that support fast charging.
The legendary sports auto for drag racing - Chevrolet COPO Camaro - became all-electric and got 700-hp performance. It has the same bell house mounting pattern and crankshaft flange as the popular LS-family engines, allowing it to work with virtually any GM transmission. The torque from them is transmitted to the rear axle through automatic racing transmission Turbo 400.
Chevrolet rolled out the refreshed 2019 Camaro a few months back that brought new options and a new front end to market. The eCOPO's battery is made up from four 200-volt modules, two under the rear seats and two in the trunk. Chevy says that this vehicle "suggests" a potential new avenue for the Chevy crate engine and performance parts portfolio, however, there is no indication that the eCOPO concept will enter normal production.
Nodding at the past while looking into the future, Chevrolet is presenting the all-new eCOPO Camaro at the 2018 SEMA Show. The roll cage has also been extended to surround the batteries as well, just for that extra bit of protection. But this one has an electric motor bolted in to the same spot formerly occupied by a gasoline engine. "The eCOPO project points to a future that could include electric crate motors for racing, or even your street rod". Just a few days after Ford allegedly teased an electric Mustang, Chevrolet has unveiled an all-electric version of its Mustang-rival Camaro at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.