The Chevrolet COPO Camaro is back for drag track use only as a 2022 model, and with the new 572cid Big Block V8, which Chevrolet says “channels the spirit of the original 1969 COPO Camaro, a drag racing car specially designed by dealerships using the Central Office Production Order System to equip cars with Chevrolet’s larger V8.
The COPO 572 has a cast iron block with four bolt main caps, aluminum heads, forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods and forged aluminum pistons. Pricing for the COPO Camaro with the 572 starts from $ 105,500.
The 2022 Camaro COPO will also be available with LSX-based small-block engines, Chevrolet points out, either a supercharged 350cid rated by the National Hot Rod Association at 580 horsepower, or a naturally aspirated 427cid version rated at 470 horsepower.
All 2022 Camaro COPOs will receive an ATI Racing Products TH400 three-speed automatic transmission.
“Designed for drag racers, the COPO Camaro is sold as a Chevrolet Performance part and cannot be registered for street use,” the company points out. “It competes in the NHRA Stock and Super Stock eliminators and comes standard with a carbon fiber hood and wheel bars. Buyers can customize their cars with options such as a trunk mounted weight box and parachute.
Chevrolet relaunched its COPO – Central Office Purchase Order – program in 2012 and has since built fewer than 700 such vehicles, only 69 per model year. For 2022, however, the company is not limiting production, but notes that orders will be filled on a first-come-first basis.
“Buyers can also take a private tour of the COPO construction facility in Oxford, Michigan, where each car is custom built,” added Chevy.
Jeep Expands Gecko Paint, Gorilla Glass
The Jeep brand has announced that the Gecko green paint shade, previously only available on the Jeep Wrangler, is now offered to buyers of Gladiator pickup trucks as an option for $ 245. Jeep is also making Corning’s Gorilla Glass factory installation a $ 95 upgrade for Wrangler 2021 and Gladiator 2021 customers.
“Bright colors like Gecko Green give our customers the ability to stand out on the trails, while the Gorilla Glass windshield will help them bring their Jeep home unharmed,” said Jim Morrison, vice-president. Jeep brand president, in the ad.
Corning’s Gorilla Glass uses chemical reinforcement technology and a thin inner layer to make it three times more resistant to chips, cracks and fractures from off-road debris, Jeep said.
Another new entry to the Dakar Rally
Prodrive built its reputation in rallying, winning from the start the 1984 Qatar International Rally with a Porsche 911 SC RS, then even more famous with a series of Subarus that dominated the World Rally Championship. The company added sports car racing on cobblestone tracks to its motorsport program in 2001, but a few years later it returned to rallying.
The Bahrain Raid Xtreme team has announced that it will enter a Prodrive Hunter in the Dakar Rally in January 2022 in the new T1 + category. The new vehicle is fitted with 37-inch tires (5 inches longer than the previous one) on 17-inch wheels. The Hunter has also increased suspension travel and a wider stance.
Another change is a programmable wiper motor to improve driver visibility.
BMW launches new R18 motorcycles
BMW has added the R18 B and the R18 Transcontinental to its range of motorcycles. Luxury cruise and touring models feature new Marshall Amplification audio systems and 10.25-inch display screens with BMW Connected app navigation. The MSRP is $ 21,495 for the R18 B (B short for “Bagger”) and $ 24,995 for the R 18 Transcontinental.
BMW notes that the B version “does without top cae ?? and offers a low windshield, slimmer seat and a matte black metallic engine finish.
The bikes are powered by a 110cid 2-cylinder engine with over 111 lb-ft of torque.
Both bikes are available in First Edition models with special features including stripes, chrome cylinder head covers, copper-colored slotted screws, rider leather belt, and more.
Isuzu gets Disney ‘Jungle Cruise’ link
It has been a long time since Isuzu sold new cars and vans in the US auto market, so you are unlikely to see the company’s new ad campaign related to the new Disney film. Jungle cruise.
But the ads will air in the UK in August.
“Much like the all-new Isuzu D-Max, the film carries the thrill of adventure and also aligns with the brand’s smarter, stronger and safer values,” Isuzu said in its announcement.
“Isuzu hopes this collaboration will strengthen its appeal in the lifestyle market, as it will allow Isuzu to feature co-branded assets containing film footage as part of its outdoor campaign that will be featured on motorway services. throughout the month of August. After the successful launch of the all-new Isuzu D-Max this year, Isuzu aims to become a predominant name in the pickup world as competitors leave the European market.
John Deere Honors Veterans With New Gator XUV
John Deere, which makes more than just farm equipment, has unveiled the Honor Edition Gator XUV835M in tribute to veterans of the U.S. military.
“These special edition models feature exterior desert sand panels, military-inspired graphics and several model upgrades. The units will be available for a limited time and can be preordered now by connecting with your local John Deere dealer, ”the company said.
Vehicles can be fitted with cabins that include heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
In addition to the launch of the new XUV, the company said it supports the SAVE Farm program, which provides training and healing programs in agriculture, ranching and agribusiness to the military, veterans and their families. .
John Deer also offers job skills programs in partnership with the US Department of Defense’s SkillBridge program to match transitioning service members with employment opportunities at the company.