2019 Yenko/SC Stage II Corvette joins the 1,000 horsepower club
You'll need to hurry up if you want to snatch one of the 25 cars that will be made
Specialty Vehicle Engineering, the company that brought us the 2018 Yenko/SC Stage II Camaro with 1,000 horsepower, is back with another ridiculously powerful creation.
This time, SVE fitted the 6.8-liter (416 cu-in) supercharged LT-1-based engine to the Corvette Grand Sport, and the result is predictable: a 1,000-horsepower Vette. Besides the custom supercharger, upgrades to the engine include CNC ported high-flow cylinder heads from the LT4 V8, an improved fuel system, and a larger throttle body.
The 1,000-hp Yenko Corvette can be had with either a standard seven-speed manual transmission with active rev match or an available eight-speed paddle-shift automatic with specific performance calibration. To better cope with the engine’s immense power, SVE throws in a Heavy-duty Automatic transmission upgrade which comes with a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty.
Only 25 units of the Limited Edition Yenko/SC Stage II cars will be built, and all will be based on the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport — in both Coupe and Convertible body styles. Each Yenko/SC Stage II Corvette comes with many Z06 options including Brembo brakes with 14.6-inch rotors and 6-piston calipers at the front, and 14.4-inch two-piece steel rotors with 4-piston calipers at the rear.
Those who want more can order the car with the optional Z07 Ceramic Brake Package that also includes Magnetic Ride Control, a limited-slip differential, performance-calibrated stabilizer bars, a dry sump oil system, and many more Z06 performance components.
Prices for the Yenko/SC Stage II upgrade start at $68,995 for a manual transmission, or $77,995 for the automatic, but don’t include the Corvette Grand Sport donor car. Factor in the cost of a Grand Sport (about $65,000), and you’re looking at a bill of at least $135,000.
That’s before adding styling options such as the Z06-style ground effects package ($3,495), body color painted upper half of rear fascia/diffuser ($1,495), painted supercharger ($1,195), body-color/stripe-color painted brake calipers ($1,195), Z06 clear Wickerbill adjustable spoiler center ($795), and black powder coated wheel finish with painted wheel stripes ($1,195). All things considered, that’s still a good price for a 1,000-hp car, don’t you think?