Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE), the firm that owns the fabled Yenko brand name, is building 25 limited-edition Yenko/SC Stage II Corvettes—and each one will pack massive firepower underhood.
This amped up Yenko/SC Corvette is based on the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport coupe and convertible models. A modified 6.8-liter supercharged V-8 engine based on the standard 6.2-liter version powers the new beast. It now delivers a whopping 1,000 hp and 855 lb-ft of torque. The V-8 is mated to a seven-speed manual transmission standard or an available eight-speed automatic.
The manual package starts at $68,995 and the automatic version will set you back $77,995, plus the cost of a new Corvette Grand Sport ordered from your local Chevy dealer. Yenko’s Corvette is assembled with multiple Z06 components, such as Brembo brakes with 14.6-inch rotors and six-piston calipers in the front and 14.4-inch two-piece steel rotors with four-piston calipers in the rear. Other Z06 performance bits include Magnetic Ride Control dampers, a dry sump oil system, an adjustable wickerbill spoiler, and more.
If 1,000 horses seems like too much for you, there’s also a limited run of 2019 Yenko/SC Stage I Corvettes with 835 hp. Neither ‘Vette is emissions-legal in California, but if you live in any of the other 49 states, see your dealer soon as they are likely to sell out.
Source: Special Vehicle Engineering