In another cool and commendable move, Chevrolet announced they will auction off the first production unit of the 2016 COPO Camaro turnkey drag racer for charity. The car goes under the hammer at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction on January 29 with all proceeds going to United Way.
United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit with 1.6 million volunteers and 9.6 million donors worldwide. Their goal is to improve the quality of life by creating community solutions. They raise more than $5 billion each year.
The winning bid for the 2016 COPO Camaro, serial number 2016COPO001, will get one of the hottest turnkey dragster out there featuring Red Hot exterior color with Courtney Force-signature graphics and red-accented grille trim. The main features include a carbon fiber, high-rise bonnet, 350 racing engine with a Whipple 2.9-liter supercharger, chrome-moly roll cage, lightweight racing bucket seats personalized with the COPO logo and Courtney Force’s signature, five-point safety harnesses and a floor-mounted shifter for the THM-350 automatic transmission.
“I was extremely honored to work with Chevrolet and help design the 2016 COPO Camaro,” said Courtney Force. “The bright red color and the signature slash marks towards the back on the car bring a part of my Traxxas Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car to the COPO Camaro, which I think is really cool. The proceeds from this car go to a great cause and benefit the United Way, so it’s an awesome project all around.”