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Is Chevy Working on a COPO Corvette?

This could be just another concept Corvette, or it might be a COPO road racer Z06 Corvette!

Image Credit: KGP Photography. – https://kgpphotography.smugmug.com/Spy-Photography

Dateline: 5.25.18 – The last time we saw something like this was in 2010 when Chevy showed the Z06-X Concept Corvette. The formula is the same; your basic Z06 with all the latest racer-type hardware. This is right out of the old Zora Arkus-Duntov RPO “racer kit” model from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.

Autoblog.com has a full set of images of this variation-on-a-theme, and a report that you can read HERE.

Image Credit: Car and Driver Archives

The first time we ever saw something like this was back in 1969 when Duntov held court at the GM Proving Grounds with one of his mule development Corvettes. Zora and his team built a big-block Corvette like a racer would have; they removed everything that shouldn’t be on a racecar and added everything that should be on a racecar, plus a ZL-1 engine! Continue reading

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