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Meet The New 1,000HP Chevrolet Camaro Monster

You guys across the pond have an abundance of high powered, tarmac shredding muscle cars. But that doesn’t stop your multiple tuning companies and money slick manufacturers from producing more – the fact of which makes me extremely jealous. This is the latest four-figure creation to come from America, and it’s based on the Camaro SS1LE chassis.

Thanks to Specialty Vehicle Engineering, the new Yenko/SC Camaro wields 1,000hp and will be released in limited number to a select few – just like the Dodge Demon and multiple Hennessey-badged super muscle cars making their way onto the American highways.

With the ‘standard’ 1LWE package already adding a host of performance enhancing modifications such as Magnetic Ride Control suspension, six-piston Brembo brakes and aerodynamic changes, SVE certainly takes this track-ready weapon to the next level. They’ve added .6 of a litre to the already huge 6.2-litre V8, and gone ahead and strapped a supercharger to the powerhouse. As a result, this Stage II guise produces four figures horses and a spine breaking 875lb ft of torque. If you wanted burnouts, this is the tool for the job.

This Stage II kit also adds 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber, and the bonnet has been replaced by a carbon fibre doppelganger to reduce weight.

Only 25 will be made, but those lucky owners will get to choose from 10 colours and 9 different vinyl colours. There are a few interior changes too such as embroidered floor mats and re-badged sill plates.

25 baby brother versions have also been released with a mere 835bhp if you feel that 1000 is just too much, but you don’t get the new wheels and sticky rubber – so really, it’s equally as scary.

The kits start at $46,995 for the less powerful Stage I, and the Stage II costs a frightening $66,995 on top of the base car. Expensive on the tin, but compare it to that of a Bugatti Veyron, and you’re quids in. Anyone want to go halves?

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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