This Crazy Custom Camaro Has 1,000 Horsepower


Only 25 will be made.

The Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE is an incredible machine, packing a 455-horsepower V8 and a host of track-focused goodies. But what you’re looking at here is no ordinary Camaro SS 1LE. New Jersey-based tuning company Specialty Vehicle Engineering has created yet another Camaro-based monster muscle car. Dubbed the 2018 YENKO/SC Stage II Camaro, under the hood is an LT1 V8 engine that now has a displacement of 6.8-liters, a supercharger, crankshaft, CNC ported heads, and forged aluminum pistons.

The company has also installed new rods and an upgraded fuel system with new injectors. The result? This Camaro SS now produces a whopping 1,000 horsepower and 875 lb-ft of torque. And we thought last year’s 800-hp version made the Challenger SRT Hellcat look tame. Obviously, this is a significant upgrade over the standard Camaro SS, which has less than half as much power. No performance figures have been given, but it’s probably safe to assume it’s quicker off the line than the standard car, which can do 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds. The custom Camaro also has Magnetic Ride Control, an electronic limited-slip differential, and performance-tuned suspension.

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Precise braking is provided by Brembo Brakes with six-piston front calipers and 14.5-inch rotors, and four piston rear calipers with 13.3-inch rotors. For the exterior, the 1,000-hp Camaro features a carbon fiber hood, custom graphics, Yenko badging, and 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S performance tires. Inside, you get Recaro sport seats to keep you firmly planted while applying all that power to the tarmac. Only 25 examples are being built, each as a fixed-head coupe equipped with an upgraded Tremec six-speed manual transmission. No price details have been announced, but the modified muscle car is currently available to order.