You may remember the Yenko Camaro of yore. Although Yenko itself as gone away, New Jersey-based Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) has since used the name under license to create modern-day products. And we think this 2017 C7 Corvette Grand Sport is certainly worthy of the name.
Automobile was present at the reveal of the Yenko C7 Corvette Grand Sport, which outdoes the C7 Corvette Z06 in the power department. The Yenko Corvette Grand Sport begins life as a regular C7 Grand Sport, but SVE has massaged the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine to displace 6.8-liters. Further, it has also slapped on the C7 Z06’s 2.9-liter twin-screw supercharger fed by the fuel system from the 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine.
Other various upgrades include a forged steel crankshaft, forged aluminum pistons and CNC ported and polished aluminum heads. All of these powertrain improvements pump the power up to a whopping 800 ponies.
As for the rest of the Yenko Corvette, it’s simply a matter of exterior refinements. There are Yenko badges throughout the Corvette, inside and out, and even on the engine itself.
The 2017 Yenko C7 Corvette Grand Sport will be revealed at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, and SVE has stated it is accepting pre-orders now. The Yenko conversion will cost a pretty $46,000 atop the MSRP of a C7 Corvette Grand Sport. Oh, and only 50 will be built. Better get moving.