2019 Yenko Corvette gets a 1000 horsepower boost

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Specialty Vehicle Engineers offers Yenko/SC Stage II Corvette package from the dealer

For Chevrolet fans, they would know that the Yenko name is synonymous to the Camaros built by Don Yenko back in the late 1960s. In more recent light, the guys over at Specialty Vehicle Engineers have decided to bring the Yenko name back by introducing the Yenko/SC Stage II Camaro which produced 1,000 PS. Now, the same guys have decided to give the Yenko treatment to the C7 Corvette.

Officially called the Yenko/SC Stage II Corvette, it is powered by a modified version of the LT1 V8 which now displaces 6.8-liters and is also supercharged. To be specific, the engine head now features CNC ported high-flow LT4 heads, forged internals, larger throttle bodies, an upgraded fuel system and a reworked exhaust to bump up the power.

With the Stage 1 LT1 supercharged V8, the eight-cylinder motor cranks out 835 PS. Should that not be enough, customers can opt to get the full Stage II upgrade instead which boosts power up to 1,000 PS and 1,152 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed manual with an upgraded clutch or a 'heavy-duty' 8-speed automatic transmission.

To make the Yenko Corvette stand out, it adorns the famous Yenko livery complete with badges on the front fender. There are also optional sYc exterior graphics available. The rest of the exterior aero is carried over from the Corvette Grand Sport in which the Yenko Corvette is based off.

Only 25 units of the Yenko/SC Stage II Corvette will be made. They will be available in both standard hardtop and convertible variants. The best news about the Yenko Corvette is that customers can actually avail of it at authorized US Chevrolet dealerships, and will only set you back USD 68,995 (Php 3,690,000).

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