Chevrolet has released a new video showing an in-car view of the 2014. Camaro Z/28 as it laps the famed track in 7 minutes, 37.47 seconds — in the rain.
With that time, the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 slots in between the Ruf RT12 (7:35), and 991 Porsche 911 Carrera S (7:37.9). That time is also ahead of the supercharged C6 Corvette ZR1 on Michelin Pilot Sport ZP run-flat tires (7:38)
Most of the Chevy Camaros were ordered using the Regular Production Option (or RPO) method. This provided a wide variety of performance and styling upgrades, but the Central Office Purchase Order (COPO) is legendary for creating rare, super secret, high performance Camaros.
The COPO system was truly intended for more mundane fleet type of alterations. The most common use of COPO system was to specify fleet paint schemes for municipal vehicles, heavy duty springs and special fabrics for use in taxicabs. It was never intended for creating ultra high performance Chevrolet vehicles, but try telling that to Don Yenko, Baldwin-Motion, and Berger Chevrolet. Read More
You read about it in Car Craft and Popular Hot Rodding. Maybe you saw one at the drag strip and or the local cruise. Dealers didn’t know much about it. In fact, it wasn’t even listed in the showroom brochures or the standard dealer sales albums. “It” was RPO L78. Although it was a total mystery to most dealers, those who knew the magic option code could buy the meanest, most powerful big-block in the Chevelle arsenal. Read More