Yenko 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Packs 800-Horsepower Engine

Feb 02, 2017 06:36 AM EST | JP Olvido

The company behind the Yenko 2017 Corvette Grand Sport has once again worked with Chevrolet on a new car. Specialty Vehicle Engineering or SVE has put its engine under the hood of the 2017 Camaro.

The Yenko 2017 Camaro.Another collaboration between SVE of Toms River, New Jersey, and Chevrolet has resulted in the Yenko 2017 Camaro. The vehicle sports SVE's supercharged V8 engine matching the 800 horsepower and 750 pound-foot of torque of its Yenko cousin.

The custom-built engine from SVE sports a forged steel crankshaft and H-beam rods, CNC ported and polished LT-1 cylinder heads, and LT-4 fuel system and injectors. The engine also gets aluminum pistons.

Hood stripe colors come in Fiat Black, White, Silver, Red, Yellow, and Hugger Orange. They also come in Gloss Black. However, there are more colors one can choose from actually.

It is worthy to note that the Yenko 2017 Camaro and Corvette are in no way related to the vehicles of Yenko Chevrolet of Pennsylvania. SVE just has the license to use the name from General Marketing Capital Incorporated.

The Yenko 2017 Camaro is based on the Camaro SS and buyers of the vehicle can choose between the coupe and the convertible models. Buyers can also choose between a six-speed manual transmission and a speed automatic transmission.

Apart from the supercharged V8 engine under the 2017 Camaro's hood, SVE also endows the vehicle with differential cooling systems, Brembo brakes, and a Magnetic Ride Control suspension system. Visually, buyers will notice a custom badge and decals along with Goodyear Eagle F1 tires wrapped around the 2017 Camaro's 20-by-10-inch heritage-style wheels.

Interested buyers should be quick to decide in purchasing the Yenko 2017 Camaro. It has been reported that SVE will only be building 50 vehicles of the 2017 model year. The whole vehicle package starts at a price of US$40,000.

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