Faster times for the fastidious crowd
Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) unveiled its latest 2017 Yenko Supercharged Camaro with an 800-horsepower engine build. A limited edition of 50 models will be offered and are expected to go fast — real fast, says SVE and there’s no doubt about that.
Earlier this month we caught up with the 800-hp Yenko 2017 Chevrolet Corvette, which went on sale, and now there’s another option available for Bow Tie and Camaro SS fans. The SS receives a similar package like the Corvette’s with iconic Yenko graphics and a serious engine upgrade.
The New Jersey-based SVE uses the classic Yenko name under license, to create modern muscle cars that share a lineage with the Yenko Camaros of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
This year’s package bumps up the LT-1 engine from a pedestrian 455 hp to a Hellcat slaying 800 hp with 750 lb-ft of torque, for those looking to step up their muscle car game.
Under the carbon fiber hood, the custom built engine gets a forged steel crankshaft and H-beam rods, aluminum pistons, CNC ported and polished LT-1 cylinder heads, LT-4 fuel system and injectors, and a custom supercharger.
Three Yenko crest body badges, along with engine cover, hood cowl, decklid, and brake calipers badges are included. Hood stripe and side graphics are available in Gloss Black, Flat Black, White, Hugger Orange, Silver, Red, and Yellow. Other paint and stripe options are available too. The Yenko Camaro also gets 20-inch wheels, SVE headrests, fancy floor mats, and a few extra goodies.
he pricy package starts at $40,000 for the upgrade and doesn’t include the cost of the donor sixth-generation Camaro, which should just about double the price. But hey, that’s the price we pay for performance and exclusivity, considering there will only be 50 examples of these beasts prowling the roadways.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 27, 2017 BY ED TAHANEY
SOURCE: MOTOR TREND