Chevrolet Auctions Milestone 2014 Camaros for Causes
Z/28 and COPO models to benefit schools, wounded veterans
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Chevrolet will auction the rights to purchase the
first retail-production 2014 Camaro Z/28 and the first
limited-production 2014 COPO Camaro this week at the Barrett-Jackson
Scottsdale collector car auction with proceeds going to education and
veteran empowerment groups.
The COPO Camaro will cross the block first, on Friday evening, Jan.
17, and Fox Business News will air the auction live. Carrying serial
No.1 for 2014, the race car features a new, LS-based supercharged
350-cubic-inch engine and a one-off COPO Ice Blue Metallic satin paint
scheme. Proceeds will benefit the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded
The Camaro Z/28 with the vehicle identification number ending in
0001 is being sold on Saturday evening, Jan. 18, to benefit
Detroit's Cornerstone Schools. The National Geographic Channel will
broadcast the auction.
Bids for both cars can be submitted in person at the auction or online
"Chevrolet is excited to offer these two milestone cars for the
Barrett-Jackson bidders, with all the proceeds going to help a pair of
very worthy groups," said Jim Campbell, General Motors U.S. vice
president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.
The Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans is dedicated to helping
wounded veterans participate in marathons and share their success
within a supportive community and their families. The Cornerstone
Schools, lauded as a model in urban education, have a 95-percent
graduation rate and 91 percent of graduates pursue higher learning.
In addition to the sales of the Z/28 and COPO Camaro, a Chevrolet
display at the event showcases the cars, along with
performance-enhancing parts that can be added to regular-production
Camaros. They include COPO Camaro drag-racing components and street-
and track-level components for Camaro V-6 and SS models, including 1LE
suspension and ZL1 brake upgrades.
The parts are available through the Chevrolet Performance catalog,
available from Chevrolet dealers or downloadable for free at
Also on display are concept suspension, induction and exhaust parts
derived from the new Z/28, which are being evaluated for possible
2014 Camaro Z/28
The 2014 Camaro Z/28 is the fastest production Camaro ever on a track,
with unique exterior elements designed like a race car to produce
downforce, pressing the tires against the track for greater grip up
to 1.08 g in cornering acceleration and faster lap times.
The aerodynamically optimized design helped the Camaro Z/28 log a
7:37.40 lap on Germany's Nürburgring road course. The Z/28's lap is
four seconds faster than the Camaro ZL1, and it beats published times
for the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.
Power comes from the 7.0L LS7 engine, with dry-sump oiling, rated at
an SAE-certified 505 horsepower (376 kW) and 481 lb-ft of torque (652
Nm). It is built by hand at the new Performance Build Center within
GM's Bowling Green, Ky. assembly plant.
A close-ratio six-speed manual transmission is the only transmission
offered and power is distributed to the rear wheels via a Torsen
limited-slip differential featuring a helical gear set, rather than
traditional clutch packs, to make the most of traction. The Camaro
Z/28 is also one of the first production cars fitted with race-proven,
spool-valve dampers, which allow four-way damping control, enabling
engineers to precisely tune bump-and-rebound settings for high- and
low-speed wheel motions.
It arrives in dealerships in spring.
COPO Camaro Program
Chevrolet Performance's COPO Camaro program returns for 2014 with
another limited run of 69 factory-produced race cars and a pair of new
racing engine choices including an all-new supercharged
350-cubic-inch engine using a 2.9L Whipple screw-type supercharger
and a revised version of the naturally aspirated 427.
It is the third year for the COPO Camaro program, which builds race
cars for NHRA Stock Eliminator competition. They will carry the
distinctive, updated styling of the 2014 Camaro lineup, including new
front and rear fascias. The 2014 COPO Camaro also includes new racing
seats, updated graphics and a new, available wheel design.
Along with the supercharged 350 and updated 427, COPO customers can
also select from naturally aspirated 350 and 396 engines. The
naturally aspirated engines are available with a manual transmission.
A Turbo 400 three-speed automatic, built for racing by ATI Performance
Products, is offered for all engines.
Potential customers must sign up for the COPO Camaro mailing list at
chevroletperformance.com for the possible opportunity to purchase one
of the exclusive factory-built race cars.
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