It’s going up for auction at Monterey Car Week.
700 horsepower. 650 lb-ft of torque. Those are the power figures of Chevy’s all-electric eCOPO Camaro concept. It’s one of the quickest Camaros around, posting a 9.51-second time in the quarter-mile. Now, you actually have the chance to own Chevrolet’s one-off concept.
During Monterey Car week, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions will auction off the eCOPO Camaro on Friday, August 16. GM partnered with Hancock and Lane Racing to create the car, and fitted its electric powertrain with the same bolt pattern as Chevrolet’s LS crate engines. This all-electric Camaro has four 200-volt battery packs, adding up to 800 volts that rocket the eCOPO Camaro down the drag strip faster than a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. It has two BorgWarner HVH 250-150 motor assemblies, pairing up to a race-tuned Turbo 400 automatic transmission.
At the time, GM said the eCOPO “suggests a potential new avenue for Chevrolet’s crate engine and performance parts portfolio.”
Whether that will actually materialize is a question mark at this point. However, this is your opportunity to get your hands on some interesting drag racing history right now. We’ll have to wait and see how much money it pulls in when it heads across the block. At the moment, the auctioneers suggest it will draw between $400,000 and $525,000.
If the thought of a one-off electric Camaro doesn’t catch your fancy, there are plenty of alternatives. Besides the eCOPO Camaro, there’s a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing that’s expected to draw at least $1.2 million. How about a 1963 Lancia Flaminia 3B Coupe? If you really wanted something on the cheap side, you could go for a no-reserve 1972 Honda Z600 in all its two-cylinder fury. Although if you do spring for that car, you may need to snap it up before Nathan Adlen does.