Yenko tradition boosted to 1,000 horsepower

 
 
Posted10/29/2018 6:00 AM
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  • 2019 Yenko/SC Stage II Camaro

    2019 Yenko/SC Stage II Camaro Photos Courtesy of Specialty Vehicle Engineering

  • Buyers can order their 2019 Yenko Camaro in one of 10 colors.

    Buyers can order their 2019 Yenko Camaro in one of 10 colors.

  • All vehicles will get a carbon fiber hood to reduce weight.

    All vehicles will get a carbon fiber hood to reduce weight.

  • The 2019 Yenko Stage II Camaro has a modified engine that boosts output to 1,000 horsepower.

    The 2019 Yenko Stage II Camaro has a modified engine that boosts output to 1,000 horsepower.

Specialty Vehicle Engineering is keeping the storied Yenko brand alive and very well.

The Toms River, New Jersey, company releases several new high-performance rides each year. The trend continues with the news of a 2019 Yenko/SC Stage II Camaro, packing a time-warp twisting 1,000 horsepower.

Lest the time space continuum be altered too much, only 25 will built with another 25 Stage I cars being built with 835 horsepower.

If you think the glory days of muscle car are far behind us, think again.

The cars start off as Camaros equipped with the SS package and the 1LE option. That brings features like Magnetic Ride Control, a performance-tuned suspension and heavy-duty cooling components. From there, SVE builds them into the track and street terrors they are.

To get the ground-pounding quantity of ponies, SVE developed its own supercharged, custom-built, 416-cubic-inch engine based on the production 6.2-liter LT-1 General Motors engine. The Stage II adds further track focused components to that powerplant, like ported, high-flow cylinder heads, a larger displacement supercharger and stainless-steel headers.

All vehicles will get a carbon fiber hood with nonfunctional scoop and grille. Customers can choose from the 10 factory paint colors, pairing it to the custom striping, which can be had in nine different colors. Inside, there's Yenko callouts on the doorsill plates, floor mats and embroidered seat headrests. There's also a crest, complete with the vehicle build number, indicating where it falls in the set of 25.

Wheels, available with a black or gunmetal finish on the spokes and machined rim, are installed at the corners and cover red brake calipers, which can be painted to match the body or stripe colors.

The Yenko Camaros of the 1960s were prepared by Yenko Chevrolet in Pennsylvania, modified by dealership owner and racer Don Yenko. These new modern interpretations can be ordered exclusively at GM dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Further good news? They'll even come with a warranty, although pricing will start at above six-figures.

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