Back in September of 2020, Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) announced the 2021 Stage II Yenko/SC Chevy Camaro, bringing the COPO spirit back to life with an eye-widening 1,050-horsepower engine upgrade. Now, we’re getting a walkaround with the SVE-tuned Chevy Camaro thanks to following brief video.
Recently posted to SVE’s social media channels, the video is just over 3 minutes long, and shows the 2021 Stage II Yenko/SC Chevy Camaro with a walk around the exterior, a brief look in the cabin, and a look under the hood. There’s no narration or music in the background – rather, the only thing we hear is the coupe’s choppy idle, which, as you might expect, sounds absolutely nasty.
Making all that noise is an upgraded V8 with 416 cubic inches (6.8L) of displacement and a mammoth supercharger. Based on GM’s Small Block LT1 V8, which makes 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque from 6.2L of displacement in the Chevy Camaro SS, the new SVE powerplant adds a race-spec rotating assembly, forged aluminum pistons, CNC ported high-flow LT4 heads, ARP hardware, an upgraded throttle body, new fueling, and custom headers.
The end result is a ridiculous 1,050 horsepower and 900 pound-feet of torque, a huge sum for any application, let alone a street-going muscle car. Of course, SVE says that the 1LE Package is needed to “properly balance the awesome power of the 6.8L supercharged engine,” with the package adding in six-pot Brembo brakes, Magnetic Ride Control suspension, an Electronic Limited-Slip Differential, and a few other bits and pieces.
Final touches for this 2021 Stage II Yenko/SC Chevy Camaro include unique exterior graphics and striping, new badging, a carbon fiber hood scoop, a decklid spoiler, and custom embroidered headrests.
If you need some more V8 cop in your life, hit play and crank the volume.