2019 Yenko/SC Corvettes to be offered through GM dealers, with up to 1000 hp! | Steve Landers Auto Group


Ever thought to yourself: “You know, the 755 horsepower 2019 Corvette ZR1 just isn’t fast enough for me. I need MOR POWAH!” If so, you’re in luck! Specialty Vehicle Engineering, which has been building special-edition GM vehicles for over 25 years, recently announced that they will be bringing back the classic Yenko/SC name attached to two super-limited edition 2019 ‘Vettes: the 835-horsepower Stage 1 Yenko/SC Corvette and the awesome 1,000 horsepower Stage 2 Yenko/SC Corvette. Available in both coupe and convertible models, they will only produce 25 examples of each, which will be available for order through Chevrolet dealers, with full factory warranty. Read on for more details about these incredible special-edition Corvettes.


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A legendary nameplate for muscle car fans, the original Yenko/SC Corvettes, Camaros, Novas, Chevelles and Corvairs were specially outfitted with high-output engines and flashy exterior modifications by Yenko Chevrolet in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania in the late 1960s and early 70s. Rare as lizard fur even when new, Yenko/SC cars are even more rare today, with restored and unrestored examples selling for well over $100,000 at auction.

Specialty Vehicle Engineering, based in Toms River, New Jersey, will create the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Yenko/SC 2019 Corvettes by heavily modifying 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport editions. Those modifications start with extensive remodeling of the Grand Sport’s 6.2-liter LT1 engine, including boring and stroking the all-aluminum engine for a final displacement of 6.8-liters. The Stage 1 Yenko/SC Corvette will deliver 835 hp and 770 lb.-ft. of torque, with a blueprinted, computer-balanced rotating assembly featuring a forged steel crank, H-beam rods, forged aluminum pistons, CNC-ported cylinder heads, upgraded fuel delivery and injection systems and a custom supercharger. Exterior modifications on both Stage 1 and 2 Yenko/SC ‘Vettes will include the wider rear fenders from the 2019 Z06, “SYC” graphics on the hood and “Yenko” stripes that run the length of the car. Stage 1 will also include custom-milled “835 HP” badges on the hood near the base of the windshield and a custom engine cover.

In the Stage 2 Yenko/SC Corvette, things get even wilder, with the same internal components and modifications as the Stage 1 engine, plus CNC-ported high-flow LT4 cylinder heads, bombproof ARP high-strength head bolts and main bearing studs, a dry sump oiling system and a 20 percent larger supercharger with 25 percent more boost, turned by a high-strength 10-rib belt drive. The throttle body will also be 10 percent larger, as will the high-flow exhaust. The gloss-red engine gleams like a jewel, while “SYC” stripes and custom “1000 HP” badges on the hood show passerby that this ‘Vette means business.

Backing up both mills will be a specially-prepared heavy-duty automatic transmission or 7-speed manual. Helping put the power where it belongs is GM’s superb Magnetic Ride Control, a limited slip rear differential, heavier stabilizer bars, Brembo brakes with 14.6-inch two-piece rotors and more. Inside, the cars will get special Yenko/SC embroidered logos on the headrests, floor mats and seats, plus special badging on the dash, steering wheel and doors, plus numbered aluminum door sills.

No word yet on pricing, but it’s bound to be quite a bump over the stock 2019 Grand Sport. Click here to check out the full brochure on these incredible new Corvette special editions from Specialty Vehicle Engineering.  


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