The 2016 Chevrolet COPO Camaro was designed for the drag strip but it will hit the auction block before it ever steps foot on the track.

Chevrolet has announced plans to auction off the first 2016 COPO Camaro.

Set to go under the hammer at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 29th, the one-off model debuted at SEMA last November and has the 2016COPO001 serial number.  The car also has a Red Hot exterior with graphics inspired by NHRA Funny Car driver Courtney Force.

The COPO Camaro was designed to compete in the NHRA Stock Eliminator class and is powered by a 350 racing engine that has been equipped with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger.  Chevrolet declined to mention performance specifications but the engine is connected to a THM-350 automatic transmission.

Since the COPO Camaro was designed specifically for drag racing, it comes equipped with a chrome-moly roll cage and lightweight racing seats with five-point harnesses.  The model also has an adjustable front suspension, adjustable coilovers, and a solid rear axle.  Other highlights include high-performance brakes, a race-spec chassis, and a fuel cell with an integrated high-pressure fuel pump.

All proceeds from the winning bid will go to the United Way which aims to "create community solutions that improve life for everyone."

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