Yenko Will Now Offer A 2019 Camaro With 1,000 Horsepower

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Maybe the power will help us forget about the front end facelift.

Anyone who is a fan of the classic Camaro will surely know of the Yenko Camaro, a car that was regarded as one of the ultimate tuned muscle cars. Recently, a company called Special Vehicle Engineering has been building modern, supercharged versions of the Yenko Camaro with up to 1,000 horsepower. The company's latest project was a limited-run Corvette with a Stage II tune producing 1,000 hp. Now that Chevy has introduced a facelifted Camaro for the 2019 model year, it was only a matter of time before Special Vehicle Engineering developed a new, 1,000 hp version.

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Meet the 2019 Yenko/SC Stage II Camaro, a fire-spitting monster that can now be ordered right from your local Chevy dealership. As with the Corvette, only 25 of them will be built, so you'd better hurry to get your order in now. This Stage II is based on the Camaro SS 1LE, meaning it already has the best handling and braking upgrades GM offers. Special Vehicle Engineering then ups the 6.2-liter V8 to 6.8 liters and increases the output from 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque to 1,000 hp and 875 lb-ft of torque with the help of a massive supercharger.

To help put that massive grunt onto the road, the Yenko Camaro also features 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, a carbon fiber hood, and a rear wing. Aesthetically, the Yenko car has plenty of unique badging and customers can choose from one of 10 body colors and nine stripe colors. If 1,000 hp is just too hairy, there will also be a Stage I kit with a more manageable 835 hp.

Pricing for the Stage I kit starts at $46,995 before options (minus the cost of the Camaro SS 1LE). The more powerful Stage II kit will set you back $66,995, bringing the price well over the six-figure mark including the cost of the Camaro itself. Even at that price, this will be a rare car with a well-known name, so it will probably be worth every penny.

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