This article discusses Chevy’s new 2022 COPO Camaro, which comes with three engine choices: a 9.4-liter big-block V8, a supercharged 350-cubic-inch (5.7-liter) motor, and a 470-hp 427-cubic-inch (7.0-liter) motor. The 572 engine is the most powerful of the three and is based on classic Chevy big block engine architecture. – It was made for the COPO Camaro, a dedicated drag racing special that is custom ordered and legal for street use. The three engine options are a supercharged 350-cubic inch V8, a naturally aspirated 427 litre block V8 and the 572 COPO engine. All three are designed to make it into factory showdown racing, but the 572 is the most powerful of them all. In 2021, Chevrolet announced that they would be introducing the 572 COPO engine in their 2022 model year lineup. The Chevy 572 CI Super Stock engine is capable of producing 950 horsepower when set up with a supercharger and can easily exceed 1000 HP with nitrous oxide or other modifications. This makes it an ideal choice for drag racers who want to take their COPO Camaro to the next level and set new records on the track.
The COPO Camaro lineup includes a 580-horsepower supercharged 350ci (5.7-liter) V8 engine, as well as a 430-horsepower 7.0-liter big block V8 option and two small block engines. The 7.0 liter V8 engine is the biggest option available in the COPO Camaro lineup and it produces an impressive 638 hp (476 kW). The smaller, but still powerful 572ci (9.4 liter) LSX unit produces 550 hp (410 kW). There’s also an optional 10-inch big block Camaro that can produce up to 640 hp (477 kW). All of these COPO Camaros come with a 6-speed manual transmission, making them even more powerful on the track. With all of these options available, you’re sure to find the perfect setup for your COPO Camaro that will provide you with all of the power you need to dominate on the track or street.
The 572 crate engine is the most powerful of the Chevrolet Performance Parts catalog offerings and produces an impressive 580 horsepower and 680 pound feet of torque from its 7.0-liter inch V8 Rat Motor. This is an engine that was designed from the ground up to be a dedicated race-engine, so it’s not street legal in most places. That being said, it’s still one of the best options for racing and can make your COPO Camaro a true street illegal machine. The 572 engine is also available in multiple states of tune, so depending on your specific NHRA class or other racing regulations you might be able to push this motor even further with some aftermarket parts. For example, if you opt for Chevy’s LS3 6.2L ci crate engine instead, you’ll get 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque out of the box with potential to unlock even more power down the road.
The 572-cubic inch V8 is a purpose built drag racer, with forged aluminum pistons, forged steel crankshaft, four-bolt main caps and aluminum heads. This engine architecture was a big block engine used in classic Chevy’s like the LT engines. The 572-inch engine was created to equip cars with more horsepower than the standard Chevrolet lineup at the time could provide. When it was first released in 1969, it shocked the drag world as no one expected such power from a production order office of the Chevrolet company. The engine features an iron block, connecting rods and forged steel crankshaft which makes for an incredibly durable motor that can take a lot of abuse without fail.