CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE OFFERS CAMARO ROLLING CHASSIS
DETROIT Chevrolet will produce a limited number of Camaro
NHRA-certified rolling chassis designed for drag racing that provides
racers with a professionally assembled, painted body and chassis ready
to be finished. Consumers add their engine, transmission and other
The rolling chassis go on sale Thursday, March 28, at noon EST and
will be priced at $55,000. Each specially numbered chassis is
assembled by hand at the same facility that constructs Chevrolet's
COPO Camaro production race cars.
"This is a great opportunity to buy a factory-built foundation
for a competitive Camaro race car, saving racers the time of building
their own from the ground up and offering them the opportunity to
compete with a piece of Chevrolet history, because we're only going to
build a few of them," said Jim Campbell, General Motors U.S. Vice
President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "Add your
powertrain assembly and you've got a race car that's ready to tackle
the drag strip."
Many of the components required to complete the transformation into a
full race car, including crate engines, racing engine components,
electronics controllers and harnesses and more, are available
direct from Chevrolet Performance. The catalog is online at
"Finishing off your race car with authentic Chevrolet Performance
parts helps make it all-Chevy, with uncompromising performance and
confidence-inspiring durability," said Campbell. "All of our
hardcore racing parts have been designed and tested to standards
unmatched in the aftermarket."
Ordering information and chassis details
Customers will call 1-800-306-3005 to order a Camaro rolling chassis.
The call center will send purchase certificates for the limited number
of rolling chassis to be constructed, and customers will take the
certificates to the Chevrolet dealerships of their choice to complete
The completed rolling chassis requires customer pickup in the Detroit
area. Each will be serialized, but will not have a Vehicle
Identification Number, so they cannot be titled or licensed for road
Each rolling chassis is constructed with hardware from the Oshawa
assembly plant that manufactures regular-production Camaros. Each is
fitted with an NHRA-approved roll cage and other safety equipment,
along with NHRA-approved racing chassis and suspension components,
including brakes and solid rear axle minus the third member. Bogart
racing wheels mounted on Hoosier tires are also included.
All will come in Summit White, with a production Camaro hood and SS
grille, production window glass, headlamps, tail lamps and more.
Inside, racing seats, a production-style instrument panel, steering
wheel, racing switch panel, door panels, headliner and black carpeting
are included. Basic body and chassis wiring is built into the rolling
chassis, but it does not come with engine harnesses or a battery.
Customers will need to add basic equipment to complete the assembly,
Engine and air inlet system
Engine controller and wire harness
Coolant hoses (a radiator is included)
Transmission and shifter assembly
Differential third member.
Chevrolet Performance's entire range of high-performance and racing
crate engines is available to power the rolling chassis, including the
three 2013 COPO LS-family engines, which were developed for NHRA Stock
Eliminator classes. They include a 350-cubic-inch engine rated at 325
horsepower; a 396-cubic-inch engine rated at 375 horsepower, and a
427-cubic-inch engine rated at 425 horsepower (part number 17802825).
Supercharged crate engines based on the 2012 COPO Camaro program are
also available, including a 327-cubic-inch engine with a 2.9L
supercharger (part number 17802826) and a 327 with a 4.0L blower (part
number 17802827). The 350 and 396 engines will be available later this
Chevrolet Performance's new "COPO Build Book," part number
88958767, provides an overview of the factory race cars' assembly
process and can be a reference manual for those who intend to complete
their Camaro rolling chassis for Stock Eliminator or Super Stock drag
racing. It also provides general assembly details that can help
builders complete their race car more quickly.