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1000HP Yenko Corvette Now Available from Chevrolet Dealers

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    TOMS RIVER, N.J., July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty Vehicle Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of its all-new, outrageously fast, 2019 YENKO/SC® Stage II Corvette, powered by a custom built 1000HP 416 C.I.D. (6.8L) supercharged LT-1-based engine. Only 25 of these Limited Edition YENKO/SC® Stage II cars will be built, and all will be based off the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport (Coupe and Convertible) model that includes all of the great handling, appearance, and body components featured on the Z06, to properly balance the awesome power of the 1000HP supercharged engine - features that include Brembo brakes with 14.6" rotors and 6-piston calipers in the front, and 14.4" two-piece steel rotors with 4-piston calipers in the rear (Z07 Ceramic Brake option from GM is recommended on all Stage II cars and includes Magnetic Ride Control; performance calibrated stabilizer bars; limited slip differential; dry sump oil system, 7-speed manual transmission with active rev match; available 8-speed paddle-shift automatic with specific performance calibration, wider rear fenders, plus many more Z06 performance options). All new for 2019 is our optional Heavy-duty Automatic transmission upgrade which includes a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty. Each of these 25 vehicles will be numbered, and include a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin.

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300684510.html
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    • #3
      Thank you Vigilance247! Great find and post. That will be a great option for 25 C7 owners. I do have a question about the GM 36,000 mile powertrain warranty. I wonder if it still holds. The manual transmission that will come with the car, for example, was only originally tested and certified by GM to 738 foot pounds of torque. While the ZR1 skates under that level, the 850 TQ that I believe I read somewhere will be part of this package, clearly does not comply. And what if the motor blows up on day 2? Not saying it will, for SVE is an outstanding organization, but what if???

      Originally posted by AutoBlog
      The Yenko package starts at $68,995 (on top of the price of a new Corvette Grand Sport) with a manual transmission, or $77,995 with an automatic transmission. Options include body color painted upper half of rear fascia/diffuser ($1,495), Z06-Style ground effects package ($3,495), Z06 clear Wickerbill adjustable spoiler center ($795), painted supercharger ($1,195), body-color/stripe-color painted brake calipers ($1,195) and black powder coated wheel finish with painted wheel stripes ($1,195).

      I did the math, and over $150,000 is a lot of money.

      Last edited by John; 07-24-2018, 09:59 AM.
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        More details from Road and Track:

        In the 1960s, Pennsylvania dealer Yenko Chevrolet became famous for offering big-block Camaros before even Chevy itself did. The dealership closed in the early 1980s, but the name lives on with pride in cars like this, the 2019 Yenko/SC Corvette Stage II. It's the creation of Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) in Tom's River, New Jersey, and with 1000 hp and 875 lb-ft of torque on tap, it's thoroughly ridiculous.

        Oh, and you can order it at your local Chevy dealer.

        To create the Yenko Corvette, SVE starts with a 2019 Corvette Grand Sport equipped with the optional Z07 Package. David Hamburger, vice president at SVE, told me the Grand Sport provides the perfect base for these upgrades, since it offers everything that comes on a Z06, minus the supercharged LT4 engine.

        Starting with the naturally aspirated LT1 of the Grand Sport makes sense, too, as SVE installs its own 2.9-liter supercharger. The block is bored and stroked to 6.8-liters, the standard cylinder heads are replaced with modified LT4 pieces, and forged internals are employed for maximum durability. It's all blue-printed too. Yenko also updates the fuel and exhaust systems, and fits a bigger throttle body.

        "It's an absolute animal," Burger told me. "From the factory, Corvettes are still kind of iffy to drive, but throwing 1000 horsepower at it, you really have to be on your game."

        You can apply these upgrades to either manual- or automatic-transmission Grand Sports, though the latter requires extensive upgrades that drive the costs up. The Yenko Stage II package adds $69,000 to the cost of a manual-transmission Z07-equipped Grand Sport, while it's an extra $78,000 if you want it with an automatic. Our advice? Get the manual.

        Yenko S/C Corvettes can be ordered through GM dealers that work with SVE. Once you place the order, Chevy will drop-ship a Grand Sport to SVE's New Jersey facility, where the modifications are performed. About a month later, the car is ready.

        Unfortunately, these upgrades aren't emissions-legal in California, though SVE will sell you an 835-hp Stage I Yenko Corvette that's compliant.

        And don't hesitate if you haven't heard of Specialty Vehicle Engineering before—you probably know it by its previous name, Street Legal Performance (SLP). In the 1990s, SLP helped develop the fourth-generation Camaro SS, and built the Firehawk for Pontiac.

        Obviously, this voids the GM powertrain warranty that comes with a new Corvette Grand Sport, but SVE provides a three-year/36,000-mile warranty for the supercharger assembly, and a one-year/12,000-mile warranty for the upgraded automatic transmission.

        SVE only plans on building 25 of each the Stage I and Stage II versions, so get to your local Chevy dealer soon if you want one.

        https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...ge-ii-1000-hp/
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          Just learned a little more about the warranty on this beast, thanks to Road and Track.

          Originally posted by Road&Track
          Obviously, this voids the GM powertrain warranty that comes with a new Corvette Grand Sport, but SVE provides a three-year/36,000-mile warranty for the supercharger assembly, and a one-year/12,000-mile warranty for the upgraded automatic transmission.
          I sure do not see the motor other than the SC, nor the clutch, half shaft, the differential nor many more expensive parts as being covered by the SVE warranty. Maybe that is irrelevant for those 25 buyers.
          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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          • #6
            I am goin to contact them about the "All new for 2019 is our optional Heavy-duty Automatic transmission upgrade" I need that for my car now... Would love to get that done!!!!!!

            Doubt they are offering it as a stand alone but it never hurts to ask. Up to now was not aware of a "HD kit" for the higher HP cars.....

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            • #7
              Would make a great Texas Mile car.

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                Love the black and white color combo - and the classic Yenko decals sure are cool. Not sure it’s worth the the extra money though. I might have to eat those words 25 years from now... Awesome car regardless.
                Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right. - Henry Ford

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                    WOW, The Annihilator, well..... annihilated it! That is one amazing picture. I want it in a poster.
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