Original Yenkos still toy with our heartstrings, but Specialty Vehicle Engineering still produces some pretty mad modern-day interpretations. The latest is what you see here: the 2018 Yenko SC Stage II Chevy Camaro, and it has 1,000 horsepower on tap.
SVE actually started the conversion with a 2018 Camaro SS 1LE, so it houses the car’s handling and suspension upgrades to start. However, engineers massaged the displacement of the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine to 6.8 liters, and of course, tacked on a supercharger.
Most of the magic is under the hood, while the creation takes advantage of the 1LE’s Magnetic Ride Control, electronic limited-slip differential. New Brembo Brakes with six-piston front calipers and 14.5-inch rotors, and four-piston rear calipers with 13.3-inch rotors provide stopping power.
SVE will only build 25 examples of the Yenko Camaro, complete with traditional graphics running along the side of the car and 20-inch Torque Thrust wheels. We’d say get your orders in sooner rather than later.