The latest edition of Chevy’s race-only COPO Camaro is out and the biggest news is under the hood, where you can now get…wait for it…a 572 cubic inch big block.


This newly-available 572 is a real-deal cast iron big block that’s topped with aluminum heads, and features four-bolt mains, a forged crank, forged pistons, and forged connecting rods.

Chevy hasn’t released the “official” power numbers on the COPO Camaro’s new 572 Rat motor yet, but there’s a 572 Crate Engine currently in the Chevrolet Performance parts catalog that’s making 720+ horsepower. So that’s the kind of ballpark it’ll probably play in. (Image/Chevrolet)

If a 572 big block isn’t your style, no worries, you can still always opt for one of Chevy’s race-prepped LSX engines. There’s a supercharged 350 good for 580 horsepower and a naturally aspirated 427 making 470 horsepower.

Whatever engine you choose, power gets sent through a TH400 automatic built by ATI Performance Products.

Remember though, the COPO Camaro is a track-only drag car approved for NHRA Stock and Super Stock racing, and sold through the Chevrolet Performance parts catalog—which means good luck getting tags at the DMV for this monster.

The good news is that, unlike previous years, Chevy is not limiting production for the 2022 COPO Camaro, so you won’t have to fight for a spot in line. But with a price tag north of $105K for the 572-equipped version, waiting in line probably isn’t the biggest ownership hurdle here.

You can reserve yours now at Chevy’s website.

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