Listen, nobody really needs a 1,000 horsepower Chevy Camaro, but cars like that are not necessary. They are about to want it, and the new supercharged Camaro Yenko / SC Stage 1 makes us love him very much.
For starters, the People of Specialty in Vehicle Engineering – they build cars with the Yenko brand these days – take a brand new one Chevrolet Camaro 2020 1SS or 2SS (that’s the convertible) and then install a 6.8-liter LT1 based engine with a large supercharger. I mean, it’s not space science.
To help keep the Camaro Yenko / SC Stage 1 very limited edition on the road requires a little more foresight and a careful selection of the option boxes on the GM order sheet, which SVE handles for you, and that means You get a car with Magnetic Gear Control, Brembo brakes, performance-adjusted suspension, a heavy-duty cooling system that includes an engine oil cooler, dual external radiators, a transmission cooler and even a differential cooler for the differential limited slip. Oh, and a dual mode exhaust system, so you only bother the neighbors when you want.
If all of that sounds like a recipe for a fast domestic car, you would be right, but if you’re dreaming of flying your favorite path, listening to Bob Seger while changing gears, you’re out of luck, friend. . The Yenko Stage 1 will only be offered with GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission and, let’s face it, the car will be better for drag racing, which is what many of these cars will end up doing.
Aesthetically, you get all the elegant stripes and badges you could want along with a carbon fiber hood painted with a large induction hood. Inside, you can opt for Recaro performance seats or, if you are a glutton for punishment, you can get Camaro SS seats with special crow’s feet inserts.
The Camaro Yenko / SC Stage 1 will be sold through select Chevrolet dealers, but if you want one, you better act quickly, because only 25 will be manufactured, and we assume that they will not be especially cheap. .