2019 Yenko Camaro Car Review.
Specialty Vehicle Engineering, GM’s Tier Supplier for dealers, has reintroduced the Yenko moniker for the facelifted 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, complete with aesthetics to match its insane power promises.
With two packages that significantly raise the stakes in the rising power conflicts, the Yenko/SC is equipped to take on anything on the road.
Specialty Vehicle Engineering has ensured that their Yenko/SC will not be confused with a standard Camaro purchased from a dealership.
Beginning with a massive side stripe graphic that screams YENKO/SC, the SVE design continues where the 1LE track-focused packaging ended.
A black-painted rear spoiler sits atop the trunk, which is complemented by a black diffuser encompassing quad exhaust points.
At each corner are torque thrust wheels with a gun-metal finish, SYC center caps, and machined rims, shod with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires and concealing Yenko-branded brake calipers.
As with the striping and numerous other elements, the calipers are available in various hues.
In total, there are 10 paint possibilities, nine stripe graphic color options, and two spoiler badge options.
Plenty of SYC, SVE, and Yenko badges decorate nearly every surface of the Yenko and its exterior, with SCs including a big design painted on the carbon fiber hood, which has a massive cowl to feed the enormous supercharger that lies beneath.
Depending on the customer’s pick of horsepower, the numbers 835 or 1000 are also clearly displayed.
Transmission & Mechanicals
The upgrades to the powertrain are the heart of this limited-edition supercar, even though the body gives away the fact that it’s a Yenko.
Stage I vehicles are rumored to produce 835 horsepower, while a fully-equipped Stage II vehicle can generate up to 1,000 horsepower.
SVE custom-built a 6.8-liter V8 based on the Camaro’s stock 6.2-liter LT-1 engine and then fitted it with a robust supercharger to create such a level of power.
The automatic transmission of the Stage I Yenko/SC is upgraded (with a 12-month/12,000-mile guarantee).
Stage II adds ported heads, ARP high-strength studs, a 20% larger supercharger that permits up to 25% greater boost, and a 10-rib belt drive system.
It has a 10% larger throttle body, stainless headers with high-flow cats, and an improved fuel system to support the enormous power output.
The single gearbox option for Stage II is a six-speed manual transmission.
Customers concerned that their Yenko/SC won’t be able to take that much meat may rest assured that SVE’s upgrades employ a blueprinted LT-1 aluminum block, forged steel crankshaft and H-beam rods, forged aluminum pistons, and computer-balanced rotating components.
Also covered by SVE’s 3-year/36,000-mile assembly warranty are the engine and supercharger.
The 1LE’s track-specific improvements include magnetic ride control, an electronic limited-slip differential, strengthened bushings, sway bars, and a heavy-duty cooling system with two outboard radiators, engine oil, a gearbox cooler, and a rear differential cooler, among others.
Front and rear splitters keep the vehicle fixed on the road.
2019 Yenko Camaro Car Review.