SEMA 2018: Chevrolet's All-Electric eCOPO Camaro is a 700hp Drag Monster

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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    Why they made this one the sleeper, I don't know. The other COPO should look the same.
     
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    This was fantastic. The number of people crowded around it was insane too. I tried to get it out of the GM rep whether or not they were going to offer this as a crate engine, but he just kind of smiled and said "we'll see".
     
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    Yawn.
     
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    Awesome!!
     
  6. NotThePrez

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    I love it. 9 second EV drag car sounds awesome. My engines professor, who has modded engines most of his life and bleeds American Muscle, was less enthused.:lol:
     
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    Once the noise and fury of the petrol engine dies, my interest in cars will. Sound is such an important part of the experience for me.
     
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    I think the sound of an engine is the hook which initially makes a child like motorsport/cars. Followed by the smell of rubber/oil/petrol. Remove most of these ingredients and what's left ? Nothing that interests me.

    The first series that I follow to be ruined is World Rally X in 2020, going all electric. One more year left of the flame throwing, anti lag beasts, then it's over, the sport dies, (for me).
     
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    Oh, Chevrolet realized why an almost stock Tesla Model S makes a good drag car.
    I hope they've made eCOPO all wheel drive as well - that should benefit the acceleration.
     
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    Meh.
     
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    Glad Chevy is moving forward.
     
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    Apologies in advance for going OT, but who all from GTP is in Vegas? All those that have contributed articles addressing show content?
     
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    We're all home now. But it was myself, @SlipZtrEm, and @Jordan. It was like the Hangover but with Gran Turismo and we didn't lock an Asian man in a trunk.
     
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    Pfft, sounds like a wasted trip to me then.

    :p
     
  15. Dobermann92

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    Electric engine in a Camaro....why? I mean enviromental friendly cars should exists, but it is a muscle car, the sound is part of the experience.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that the deal here is not some eco crap, but tons of instant torque, no?
     
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    Isn't that Toyota?

    That would be phenomenal.
     
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    Mildly more exciting than something like a hellcat. Still pretty meh.
     
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    I love the idea behind this but those lightning bolts on the bonnet/hood are hilariously bad :lol:
     
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    Right?

    :lol:

    All it needs is tear graphics on the side to reveal Geiger-esque biomechanical internals and a perforated decal in the rear window depicting a bald eagle soaring across a pristine lake while clutching an American flag.
     
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    It's a great idea to further performance since electric power brings a lot of torque, part of drag racing(I think). Though this also makes me sad, it seems like a sign of ICES going away and the sound along with. It's good to see the drive for speed will not fade, I just will miss the other parts of that experience with newer cars.