Despite Yenko being a thing of the past, and a well regarded thing at that, that fact hasn’t stopped Speciality Vehicle Engineering from reincarnating the name into the sixth-generation of Chevrolet Camaro.
Behold the 2016 Yenko Camaro, complete with cues to bring the stories name to the present. SV has taken great care to ensure the Yenko package is a compelling one. That includes a hand-built, 427 cubic-inch V8 engine with aluminum block and heads, HD dual-disc clutch assembly and a carbon-fiber hood and grille. Altogether, the powertrain pushes 700 hp of fun.
So, yes, the power is present, but the execution is masterful. Exterior Yenko badging is found in three places around the car, and the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro proudly presents its 427 cubic-inches with additional badges throughout the exterior, too.
Chunky five-spoke wheels evoke the spirit of yesteryear, and the hood strip and hood cowl graphics only seal the deal for a compelling Yenko Camaro.
Inside, Yenko embroidered head rests and floor mats, plus a numbered dash plaque and key fobs help make the buyer really feel they’re about to own something quite special.
Overall, not a bad way to spruce up a standard 2016 Camaro into something that will really start conversations.