1,000 HP Yenko Corvette Now Available from Chevrolet Dealers

The Yenko nameplate has a great history of making high-performance cars into hyper-performing cars. Back in the day, they would stuff a huge 427 under the hood and infuse upwards of 500 horsepower into the car’s performance envelope.

But, what if the typical high-performance car already has 600-700 horsepower? The folks at Specialty Vehicle Engineering (previously SLP) have carried on the tradition of previous Yenko offerings and upped the power quotient significantly. Building upon the solid platform provided by GM, they incorporate go-fast technology such as superchargers and upgraded drivetrains.

Thanks to Specialty Vehicle Engineering’s adding a supercharger and updates to the LT1’s internals, 1,000 horsepower is now streetable super-car power!

Their latest offering is the 2019 YENKO/SC Stage II Corvette, powered by a custom built 1,000HP 416 C.I.D. (6.8L) supercharged LT-1-based engine. Only 25 of these Limited Edition YENKO/SC® Stage II cars will be built, and all will be based off the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport (Coupe and Convertible) model. The Z07 Ceramic Brake option from GM is recommended on all Stage II cars and includes Magnetic Ride Control, performance calibrated stabilizer bars, limited slip differential, dry sump oil system, 7-speed manual transmission with active rev match or 8-speed paddle-shift automatic with specific performance calibration, wider rear fenders and many more Z06 performance options.

The YENKO/SC package comes with plenty of badging both inside and out to let everyone know the beast that resides within. The 1,000HP Stage II will all wear their own serial numbers and have 1,000 horsepower badges affixed in the appropriate areas.

Each of these 25 vehicles will be numbered and include a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin. For more information, you can check out Specialty Vehicle Engineering’s website, or call them at (732) 240-3696 ext. 173.

Stage II 1000HP Yenko/SC® Supercharged Corvette Package Content
• Custom-built 416 C.I.D. (6.8L) LT-1 Engine w/Aluminum Block, Race-Quality forged 4340
steel crankshaft and H-beam rods, forged aluminum pistons, CNC ported LT-4 cylinder heads with ARP
high-strength head and main studs, 10 rib dedicated belt drive system, larger throttle body, upgraded
higher flow exhaust system, higher capacity high and low pressure fuel system
• High/output custom supercharger (standard color black. Custom colors optional)
• Custom performance tune
• 1000HP Supercharged badges on supercharger
• Cast aluminum quad exhaust tips with YENKO badge (utilizes dual-mode factory exhaust)
• Heavy-duty transmission upgrade for vehicles equipped with automatic transmission
• sYc® side stripe graphics with matching painted hood, hood grille, roof and decklid stripes
• Diffuser fins (4) painted in Carbon Flash Metallic
• YENKO front fender graphic in body color or colors to match stripes
• sYc® center caps for stock wheels
• YENKO Crest rear fascia badge in Silver or Black Chrome
• 1000HP hood cowl and rear fascia badges in o Chrome/Red o Black Chrome/Red
• YENKO 1000HP Supercharged billet aluminum door sill plates with vehicle build number (1-25)
• YENKO crest embroidered premium floor mats in silver
• sYc® logo seat head rests in black or gray (depending on factory seat color)
• sYc® logo door panels in black or gray (depending on factory door panel color)
• YENKO logo steering wheel appliqué
• YENKO logo seat trim appliqué (available on Competition Sport seats only)
• YENKO 1000HP Supercharged center console power badge with vehicle build number (1-25)
• YENKO 1000HP Supercharged key fobs (2) with vehicle build number (1-25)
• Faux leather bound portfolio, owner’s manual, window sticker, manufacturer’s certificate of origin
• 3 year/36,000 mile (60,000 kilometer) engine and super charger assembly limited warranty
• 3 year/36,000 mile (60,000 kilometer) non-powertrain component limited warranty
• 12 month/12,000 mile (19,000 kilometer) transmission warranty

About the author

Andy Bolig

Andy has been intrigued by mechanical things all of his life and enjoys tinkering with cars of all makes and ages. Finding value in style points, he can appreciate cars of all power and performance levels. Andy is an avid railfan and gets his “high” by flying radio-controlled model airplanes when time permits. He keeps his feet firmly grounded by working on his two street rods and his supercharged C4 Corvette. Whether planes, trains, motorcycles, or automobiles, Andy has immersed himself in a world driven by internal combustion.
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