Supercharged Yenko Corvette for Sale Packs Big Cube LT1 V8 Power
The Yenko name lives on in this 835-horsepower monster of a Corvette.
For fans of Corvettes and other hot Chevrolets of the muscle car era, perhaps no name is more well-regarded than Don Yenko. Famous for putting big-cube power into small-frame cars, Yenko Chevrolet in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania built some of the fastest – and most valuable – muscle cars of all time.
Although the dealership is long gone, the name lives on thanks to New Jersey’s Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE). SVE builds high-powered versions of Corvettes and Camaros that are more than deserving of the vaunted Yenko name.
This 2019 Corvette, offered for sale at Dyer Chevrolet in Vero Beach, Florida, was transformed into a Yenko Stage 1 by SVE. The heart of the Yenko transformation is a custom-built, 416 cubic inch LT1 V8.
SVE stuffs the aluminum block with a forged crankshaft, forged pistons, and H-beam connecting rods. That beefy bottom end forms a solid foundation for the supercharger. Along with high flow heads, an upgraded fuel system, and a custom tune, the Yenko Stage 1 Corvette is good for a whopping 835 horsepower.
The trademark Yenko badging is present throughout, including the engine bay and interior. With 835 supercharged horsepower on tap, you’ll be certain to make a statement on the streets. There’s enough Yenko callouts on this car to make sure that everyone knows your name.
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SVE adds to the package with a numbered plaque and a leather-bound portfolio. Both of which will certainly add to this car’s status as a future collectible. This particular car is #4 of a build of just 25. That means that you’re fairly unlikely to park next to yourself at the next cruise-in.
Perhaps the most impressive feature of the Yenko conversion is the warranty. SVE stands behind their car with a 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty. That’s some added peace of mind for the owners who intend to use every one of the 835 horses on tap.