Our electrified future is bright. Even when that brightness is being blotted out by excessive and glorious tire smoke. Said tires are being destroyed by a new drag-racing Chevrolet Camaro and this one is 100% electric. Say hello to the eCOPO Camaro concept.
Chevy has teamed up with BorgWarner to deliver an EV race car packing an 800-volt battery pack. It’s comprised of four 200-volt packs, and these feed power to a pair o HVH 250-150 motors. Each of those produces 300 pound-feet of torque and the total combined power output is 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. This prodigious presentation of push is routed through a Turbo 400 automatic gearbox that bolts to the standard production rear axle used on the COPO Camaro race cars.
Chevy says the eCOPO will blitz the quarter mile in the nine-second range. This car is still a concept that’s currently under development though so who knows where it will truly run. Additionally, this car could serve as a platform for Chevy to roll out a line of electric crate motors. That’s not happening tomorrow but it is something you can expect in the not-too-distant future.
We still love our gas and diesel drinking engines here. But a nine-second all-electric drag-racing Camaro is pretty badass too.