2020 Yenko Stage II Chevrolet Camaro Announced With 1,000 Horsepower

Yes, One Thousand Horsepower

2020 Yenko SC Stage II Chevrolet Camaro
Yenko Stage II Camaro

Specialty Vehicle Engineering, Inc. (formerly SLP) has announced the availability of its 2020 Yenko/SC Stage II Chevrolet Camaro. Under the hood is a 6.8L (416 cubic-inch) LT1-based V8 engine that delivers 1,000 horsepower. That is not a typo.

The custom machine itself is based off the Camaro 1SS or 2SS with the 1LE package, for what Specialty Vehicle Engineering describes will “properly balance the awesome power of the 6.8L supercharged engine.” in other words, that electronic limited slip differential, FE3 suspension, and various ZL1 pull-down parts will be getting the workout of their lives.

This vehicle is bound to be a collector’s item for muscle car enthusiasts, as only 50 of them will be made. Each will be individually numbered, and will include a manufacturer’s certificate of origin.

The 2020 Yenko Stage II Chevrolet Camaro will also feature paint and graphics options beyond what’s offered from the factory. Unique “Yenko SC” decals and stripe work will compliment the stock colors, while a massive hood cowl will help further identify the 2020 Yenko Camaro from more ordinary models. Unique five-spoke wheels finish off the look.

2020 Yenko SC Stage II Chevrolet Camaro Supercharger

The 6.8L supercharged V8 under the hood of the 2020 Yenko Stage II Camaro is features a forged 4340 steel crankshaft and H-beam rods, forged aluminum pistons, CNC ported high-flow LT4 cylinder heads, upgraded fuel system and injectors, with ARP high strength head and main studs, high-output custom supercharger in black (custom colors optional), 10 rib dedicated belt drive system, 10% larger throttle body, custom stainless steel long tube headers with high-flow cats, and a higher capacity high and low pressure fuel system. Capping it all off are a pair of “1000HP Supercharged” badges on the supercharger. Connecting all of that power to the pavement are Michelin PS4S performance tires, measuring 295/30 ZR20 up front, and 305/30 ZR20 in the rear.

Even with all of the upgrade, Specialty Vehicle Engineering is throwing in a 3 year/36,000 mile engine and super charger assembly limited warranty, as well as a 3 year/36,000 mile non-powertrain component limited warranty.

Save for the front fascia update, the 2020 Yenko Chevrolet Camaro Stage II package appears to be the same as the 2019 model year. So while pricing hasn’t been formally announced, last year’s Yenko Stage II package commanded a price of $66,995, plus the Camaro. That also means that for you Californians, this hyper Camaro is limited to track use only, and due to emissions regulations, is not street legal.

2020 Yenko SC Stage II Chevrolet Camaro

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

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Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

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Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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