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2020 Yenko/SC Camaro Combines 1,000 HP With A Six-Speed Manual


The Chevrolet Camaro might be living on borrowed time, but that hasn’t stopped Specialty Vehicle Engineering from unveiling the 2020 Yenko/SC Stage II Camaro.

Based on either the Camaro 1SS or 2SS with the 1LE option, the car features a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine that has been bored out to displace 6.8-liters. The company didn’t stop there as they also installed a forged steel crankshaft, forged aluminum pistons and CNC ported high-flow cylinder heads. Other upgrades include a larger throttle body, an upgraded fuel / injector system, a custom engine tune and a high-performance supercharger.

Thanks to all these modifications, the engine produces 1,000 hp (746 kW / 1,014 PS) and 875 lb-ft (1,186 Nm) of torque. The company didn’t say how fast the car is, but the engine is connected to a six-speed manual transmission.

Since the model is based on the Camaro SS 1LE, it comes equipped with Magnetic Ride Control and an electronic limited-slip rear differential. There’s also a “performance-tuned” suspension and a heavy-duty cooling system which includes an engine oil cooler, dual outboard radiators, a transmission cooler and a rear differential cooler.

Besides the performance upgrades, the car has Yenko-branded brake calipers and 20-inch alloy wheels which are wrapped in Michelin PS4S performance tires. There’s also a painted carbon fiber hood with an exposed scoop.

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Interior changes are minor, but drivers will find an individually numbed badge and embroidered floor mats. Other highlights include embroidered front headrests, “Yenko/SC” door sill plates and special key fobs.

Production will be limited to 50 units and Road & Track says the car has a base price of $69,000.

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