Classic Car Overview
We all know that interesting, low-batch, collaborative edition modern Camaros, Mustangs, and Mopars are all the rage in the motoring hobby right now - with unique styling, modern amenities, and huge horsepower under the hood of all the prize prospects. But dare we say that we mightve found the coup de gras of these modern marvels, aptly summarized in just one figure picked from its mile-long list of attributes: 1K HP. Put aside for a moment the low miles, the showroom-new condition, and even the legendary Don Yenko S/C insignia that adorn this muscle car and try to ponder how a race-ready, asphalt engulfing, dark blue Adonis like this could even be conceived for the buying public with these kinds of performance figures. It seems the professional daredevils at Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) had quite enough of the horsepower wars the Big Three automakers have been embroiled in the last few years, so they decided to hammer down the gauntlet and preemptively end any future arguments with the production of this 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Yenko/SC Stage 2. If youre not familiar with Don Yenko, then you probably dont know much about high-performance Chevrolets, in which case you may not possess the capacity to enjoy such a unique ride. Or, maybe letting your hair down in a modern American muscle car with Chevrolets version of Carroll Shelbys name slapped on the side is exactly what you need to kick start your heart. Either way, this dialed-in Camaro instantly turns life up to 11. SVE and Chevrolet cosmically paired up to make just 25 of these amazing limited-edition specimens, the most powerful of which were made upon the 2SS Camaro baseline with a $67K price tag for the Stage II set-up. Needing a loud exterior package is a must if youre going to pay proper homage to Yenko, so they slapped a slick Riverside Blue Metallic finish on this 2SS coupe, along with custom Yenko/SC side stripes and hood graphics that mimic the old Yenko sYc designs of yore. The wild appearance package also brought a body-color painted carbon fiber hood with a requisite scoop, a menacing custom grille, front splinter, blade rear spoiler, a custom Yenko badge package, and those killer 5-spoke wheels with sYc center caps and red Yenko calipers tucked in just behind them. The total Yenko Stage II package really turns the look of the already-aggressive 2SS up another notch, and with only 821 actual miles, it still presents as factory-fresh. Inside are more exclusive elements to the SVE Yenko edition, and you notice them the moment you open the door and see the special Yenko/SC illuminated sill plates. The Jet Black interior with special sYc embroidery is an exclusive package only for this special edition masterpiece with the black leather and suede perfectly complementing the dark blue exterior - featuring Recaro seats emblazoned with sYc insignia in the headrests, and high-end stitching and light gray inserts fund throughout the cabin. In fact, the seats, steering wheel, shifter, door panels, and console all receive coordinating stitching, and all the soft materials inside are either plush leather or smooth suede that still feel, look, and smell like a new car. A Yenko badge at the lower portion of the 3-spoke, flat-bottomed wheel feels fat and grippy, and a bespoke badge on the the dash names the cars sequential production order (#8 out of 25), along with boasting its incredible horsepower/torque figures. The comfortable drivers seat offers an unobstructed view of the recessed gauge panel full of digital units and the heads-up display projected onto the windshield, and the big touchscreen in the middle manages all the media, navigation, and back-up camera. The sculpted middle console is space age, as are the turbine-like vents for the A/C system, and as you might expect, this 2SS comes loaded with pretty much every single option and amenity you could get in 2019 thanks to Chevys Infotainment 3 Plus package. Under the hood, the snarling, custom-built 6.8-liter all-aluminum LT-1 V8 is ready to play. The Stage II, race-quality engine features a forged 4340 steel crankshaft and H-beam rods, forged aluminum pistons, CNC ported high-flow LT4 cylinder heads with ARP high-strength head and main studs. And yes, thats a big ol honkin, custom high-output supercharger you see up front (painted custom black per the order), featuring a 25% larger displacement and 20% larger boost checking in with the Stage II custom performance tune. Completely stock and unmodified since it left the SVE research center, it starts instantly and runs beautifully thanks to the wonders of a 10-rib dedicated belt-drive system, a 10% larger throttle body, and high-capacity fuel system. As you might expect, the Camaros soundtrack is downright erotic, with a custom stainless-steel dual exhaust with dual-mode functions providing beautifully violent cackles and baritone revs befitting an engine of this caliber. Magnetic ride control and the LE1 Track Performance Package stick the car to the pavement even with all that added power, and one look underneath and you can see this car has rarely been out. Power steering, Brembo 4-wheel disc brakes, and modern Michelin performance tires on those exclusive 20-inch forged wheels with black spokes, machined lips, and sYc centercaps means this is a total package from top-to-bottom. Complete with a ring binder of provenance including the original window sticker, Dyno sheet, Yenko brochures, and original owners manuals, this Stage II Yenko/SC Camaro is the very definition of a collectible car. And with that kind of pedigree and unmatched power and performance, its obvious that this future classic has all the right features to be enjoyed today and the distinction to be admired tomorrow. Call now!