As pointed out by our colleague Sean, the Yenko name evokes a strong sense of desire for car enthusiasts, especially those who are fond of the muscle car era. Having recognized that desire, SLE (Speciality Vehicle Engineering, previously SLP) is offering a modern-day Yenko Camaro. For the past three years, it has built 25 examples of the modern-day interpretation, and this white one is currently being offered for sale by Huebner Chevrolet for a cool $105,000.
Some might see that figure and think, “why on earth would I want this dolled-up Camaro when I can get a brand new ZL1 or a ZL1 1LE for significantly less? Heck, a fully-loaded, brand new C7 Corvette Z06 tops out at at least five grand less.” These are sound thoughts for sure, but one must understand that the Yenko Camaro is one-part exclusivity and two-parts performance.
Tucked under the hood is a custom-built 416-cubic inch LT1 V8, complete with a forged steel crankshaft, forged steel rods, forged aluminum pistons, CNC ported heads, and an LT4 fuel system. A bright red, custom blower is strapped to the engine, and while we don’t know the specifics of the supercharger, we do know it’s enough to push 825 horsepower.
Other features of the Yenko Camaro include Yenko badged brake calipers, sYc hood stripe, Yenko side graphics, Yenko crest exterior badging, hood cowl with a color-matched carbon fiber hood, Yenko front floor mats, sYc embroidered head rests, throwback-style 5-spoke wheels wrapped in Michelin PS4S Performance tires, and a few other odds and ends that emphasize the fact that this is a collector’s car.
There are optional features for the Yenko Camaro as well, such as a big brake kit or a special seat trim package, but the listing does not specify whether or not any are included with this particular unit. It’s also worth noting that the engine, supercharger, and non-powertrain components all carry a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
See the listing on AutoTrader for yourself, then let us know if you’d purchase or pass on this 2018 Yenko Camaro.