Because the 650hp LT4 under the hood of a Camaro ZL1 just wasn’t enough, Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) just released the 2019 Yenko/SC Camaro. Stage I will make a healthy 835 horsepower, but opt for a Stage II package and you’ll be blessed with an astounding 1,000 horsepower.
Since the 1,000hp Stage II Yenko/SC is clearly the one to get, we’ll direct our focus there and tell you everything you need to know. First of all, the holy-grail horsepower number is achieved via a built 416ci LT1 with a rotating assembly made up of a forged crankshaft, forged H-beam rods, and forged aluminum pistons. The heads were also upgraded significantly with custom CNC-porting along with a higher-output fuel system to support the big power. While the engine in naturally aspirated form might do alright, SVE slapped on their own custom roots-style supercharger to boost the engine output to that magical 1,000 horsepower. Then, custom stainless steel long-tube headers, high-flow catalytic converters, and custom stainless exhaust system let the engine breathe easy and sound like a true Yenko. Finally, putting all that power down in the 2019 Yenko/SC Camaro are gunmetal-finished five-spoke wheels wrapped in Michelin PS4S tires.
To ensure the best in handling and driveability, SVE chose the 2019 Camaro SS 1LE to base the new Yenko on. That means it’ll have the performance-oriented options such as GM’s class-leading Magnetic Ride Control paired with an electronic limited-slip differential in the rear. The 1LE’s front splitter and rear spoiler will work to keep the car planted while the Recaro Performance Seats keep the driver planted.
Features that make the 2019 Yenko/SC Camaro stand out from its factory counterparts include a carbon-fiber hood and hoodscoop along with the iconic Yenko/SC paint graphics. Along with a plethora of paint options, they will also be offered with a manual or automatic transmission. But, one of the coolest parts about SVE’s latest offering is that you get a brand-new 2019 Camaro that makes 1,000 supercharged horsepower all while being covered with a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty. Sound good to be true? On one hand, it’s not too good to be true because they’re really building these things. On the other hand, its limited run of only 25 Stage I and 25 Stage II units will likely make it too good to be true for the large majority of us. So while these 1,000-horsepower beasts will likely be tucked away in someone else’s garage, we can’t help but get excited that these are the times we live in. CHP