What car comes with a supercharged V8, a neat aero package and 650 PS of pure American horsepower? Why it's the Camaro ZL1 1LE, Chevrolet's most potent Camaro to date. All well and impressive but the guys over at Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) think they can do better with the Camaro.
How so? By installing an even bigger engine and supercharging it all the way to 1000 PS and 1,186 Nm of torque. Say hello to the mighty Yenko /SC Stage II Camaro and its 6.8-liter V8 motor.
Compared to the 2017 Yenko Camaro which already pushes out an impressive 811 PS and nearly 1,020 Nm of torque, the all-new Yenko /SC Stage II Camaro has 189 PS more and 166 Nm more torque. This was made possible thanks to a heavily customized 6.2-liter LT1 V8.
As mentioned earlier, the 6.2-liter V8 was bored up to 6.8-liters and now comes with the following upgrades: forged steel crankshaft, H-beam steel connecting rods, forged aluminum pistons, CNC-ported LT4 cylinder heads, upgraded fuel system, injectors and ECU, and a high-output supercharger. The engine also benefits from high-flow catalytic converters, stainless steel tube headers and a custom dual exhaust system also made from stainless steel.
To keep things cool under the hood, SVE put dual outboard radiators, a transmission cooler and a rear differential cooler for the electronic limited-slip differential.
Not only does it get a mean engine, SVE also upgraded the Camaro's handling by installing a Magnetic Ride Control and a performance-tuned suspension with bespoke bushings, springs and stabilizer bars. Grip is provided by sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires shod in 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels.
As for the exterior, SVE decided to keep it simple and functional. It gets a custom body-color painted hood, unique Yenko /SC stripe package and badges, '1000 HP' hood cowl and a 'Stage II' spoiler emblem.
Production for the 2018 Yenko Camaro is only limited to 25 units, making it even more exclusive than the 2017 Yenko special which saw a production of 50 examples. SVE has yet to state its retail price but they did mention that the Yenko /SC Stage II Camaro comes with a 3-year / 36,000 mi (57,930 km) limited warranty for the engine and supercharger assembly.
Want to get your hands on one? SVE says you have to shell out a 2018 Camaro SS with the optional 1LE package to get your own Yenko Stage II Camaro. So, anyone interested?