The 2019 Yenko Camaro has 1,000 horsepower and no shame

The SVE built Yenko Camaro laughs at the Dodge Demon's mere 840 horses and you can buy it through a dealership.

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The SVE built Yenko Camaro laughs at the Dodge Demon's mere 840 horses and you can buy it through a dealership.

Specialty Vehicle Equipment (SVE) is a small tuning house in New Jersey that was born out of the drag racing scene of the late 1960s. The Yenko name comes from the Chevrolet dealer back in the day, and it's owner, Frank Yenko, who embraced the Camaro upon its release in 1967 and created the original 450 horsepower Yenko Camaro. The Yenko brand name is now owned by General Motors and SVE is the only company manufacturing Yenko vehicles.

In 1967, 450 horsepower was a crazy number, and it's fitting that SVE is using the Yenko brand name to build a modern Camaro with a horsepower number that's crazy now. However, while the Stage 1 Yenko Camaro makes a more "reasonable" 840 horsepower, SVE has announced that the Stage 2 model will have the lunatic-level 1,000hp, with just 25 being made.

The Stage 2 Yenko models will be offered as a 1LE track performance package equipped 1SS or 2SS trimmed Camaro. Both trims originally come from the factory with a 450 horsepower 6.2-litre V8 making 455 lb-ft of torque. SVE says they will be doubling that with a custom built supercharged 6.8-litre engine to make the 1,000 Dodge Demon embarrassing horses.

The Yenko treatment will cost an extra $66,995 over the top of the Camaro it's based on. Currently, a 1LE Camaro costs $44,995, so the base price of a Yenko Camaro should cost a little over $1000 per-horsepower at $111,990 before other options and fees.

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