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This Stage II kit also adds 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber, and the bonnet has been replaced by a carbon fibre doppelganger to reduce weight.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