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This Limited-Run Camaro Will Produce A Staggering 1,050 Horsepower

2021 Yenko Stage II Chevrolet Camaro Specialty Vehicle Engineering Muscle Car
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Specialty Vehicle Engineering has pulled the sheet off of its new 2021 Yenko Camaro Stage II, and it’s even more powerful than before. While the 1,000 horsepower figure from the 2020 Stage II Yenko Camaro is an incredible feat, SVE has incrementally dialed up the output to an even more amazing 1,050 horsepower – more than the Hennessey Exorcist Camaro.

The 2021 Yenko Stage II Camaro starts life as a factory 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.

Specialty Vehicle Engineering tells us that they were able to eke out 50 more horsepower by way of upgrades to the fuel delivery system cylinder heads. Otherwise, the formula is a familiar one: an LT1-based supercharged V8 bored out to 416 cubic-inches (6.8L). The engine 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 “1050HP Supercharged” badges on the supercharger.

2021 Yenko Stage II Chevrolet Camaro Specialty Vehicle Engineering Muscle Car Engine
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Connecting all of that power to the pavement are Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Car 3 tires – measuring 285/30ZR20 front and 305/30ZR20 rear. The 2020 Yenko Stage II Camaro incorporated Michelin PS4S tires, measuring 295/30 ZR20 up front, and 305/30 ZR20 in the rear.

Each 2021 SVE Stange II Yenko Camaro will come with 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. This hyper Camaro is limited to track use only in the People’s Republic of California, and due to emissions regulations, and is not street legal.

Along with the power upgrade and different tires, other minor changes can be found with the color palette. Gone is the Rally Green Metallic with white vinyl accent stripes, as well as the Garnet Red, also with white accent stripes. Replacing them for 2021 is Black with white accent stripes, and Wild Cherry with black accent stripes. Although, SVE does offer its nine vinyl accent stripe colors as custom options for more unique color coding.

Like before, just 50 2021 Yenko Camaro muscle cars will be made. But with the extra 50 horsepower will come a 4.5 percent price increase of the package, up to $69,995 from $66,995 of the 2020 model. Today, Chevrolet charges $37,500 for a Camaro 1SS, $995 for destination, and $7,000 for the 1LE package, so the Yenko/SC’s total cost checks in at $115,490. Selecting the 2SS trim level increases that figure to $120,490, and that’s before options are factored in. Talk about incredible bang for the buck.

SVE is the same company the builds a modern GMC Syclone, based on the Canyon pickup, packing a 5.3-liter V8 supercharged to 750 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. There’s also a 2021 Yenko Silverado, which offers the 2021 Yenko Camaro’s supercharged V8 under the hood, but is limited to 800 horsepower.

2021 Yenko Stage II Chevrolet Camaro Specialty Vehicle Engineering Muscle Car
Image via SVE

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.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

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.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

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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