Sema Show 2018
Sema Show 2018 is now officially in the books! We were at the show to bring you all the latest news. This week’s podcast will be all Sema Show related, so we will be holding any voicemail we received this week for next week.
Chevrolet showed a new Shock yellow exterior color for the 2019 Camaro. It will be available in early 2019. It also features concept front-end styling that includes a relocated bowtie emblem and concept hood/fender graphics. It is joined in the Chevrolet SEMA display by a personalized Camaro LT convertible, shown in new Satin Steel Grey Metallic and featuring concept red accents and additional accessories.
We also saw two new COPO Camaro’s at the show. http://camarosocial.com/2019-copo-camaro-marks-50-years-of-special-order-performance/
2019 COPO Camaro – An anniversary-themed 2019 COPO Camaro race car introduced today at the SEMA Show celebrates the 50-year milestone of the special order, ultimate performance models and launches the 2019 COPO Camaro program.
“Chevrolet is proud to celebrate 50 years of the COPO Camaro legacy,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “It’s one of the most enduring legacies in drag racing, with a powerful past and fast future.”
Featuring a special Anniversary Blue Metallic exterior color that pays homage to the original Laguna Blue offered in 1969, the SEMA show car previews the special color and graphics of the COPO Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition package offered for 2019. A 50th Anniversary Engine Appearance Package that emulates the look of vintage Chevy performance engines, with an orange engine block, chrome valve covers and a black high-rise intake manifold, is also available for the naturally aspirated LSX-based 427 racing engine.
The 2019 COPO Camaro’s available engine lineup includes a revised version of the supercharged, LSX-based 350 engine, now featuring a 2.65L Magnuson supercharger as well as a 302-cubic-inch engine. The COPO Camaro also features a distinctive and exclusive front-end design not shared with other production Camaro models.
Only 69 2019 COPO Camaro race cars will be built — the same number of 1969 COPO Camaro models built with the all-aluminum 427 ZL1 engine.
Customers can register for a chance to purchase a 2019 COPO Camaro at http://www.chevrolet.com/performance/copo-camaro.
ECOPO Camaro Concept Race Car – Fifty years after the original COPO Camaro special order performance models were introduced, Chevrolet’s eCOPO Camaro Concept demonstrates an electrified vision for drag racing.
Developed by General Motors and built in partnership with the pioneering electric drag racing team Hancock and Lane Racing, the concept race car — based on the 2019 COPO Camaro — is entirely electric powered, driven by an electric motor providing the equivalent of more than 700 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque.
Chevrolet estimates quarter-mile times in the 9-second range. Testing is ongoing. http://camarosocial.com/ecopo-camaro-race-car-concept-electrifies-drag-racing/
Interview with IROC Motorsports, showing the new Crush Orange IROC at SEMA 2018. We had so many questions about not only all the different variations but also the new IROC race series. For all the details check out https://irocmotorsports.com
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SVE Yenko Cars
Interview of David Hamburger from Specialty Vehicles Engineering. We talk about the new Yenko cars for this year, including the brand new 1OOO HP Stage II Yenko Corvette. We also go down memory lane a little and talk about some of the original SLP cars they did back in the day. http://specialtyvehicleengineering.com/
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