Monday, November 2, 2009

Yenko Camaro Prototype revealed ahead of SEMA Show

Last week we told you about the comeback of the legendary Yenko name, but today we bring you the first sketches of the official 2010 Yenko Camaro Prototype which will be showcased at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, November 3-6.

The new vehicle is based on the 2010 Camaro SS which received of course several significant upgrades including modification to a “Phase I” Yenko Camaro Supercar. First of all, the tuner installed a high performance 600hp supercharged and intercooled LS-based engine, Tremec six speed manual high performance transmission, Hurst short throw shifter, 6-piston big brake package and Magnaflow high-flow cat-back exhaust system.

Plans call for three Phases to be available to take the fifth Generation Camaro from ordinary to extraordinary. The “Phase I” maintains the retro appeal Yenko enthusiasts are so passionate about while “Phase II” and “Phase III” upgrade the engine, suspensions and handling.

Yenko also added its custom stripe package, official emblems and badging, retro-styled 22″ Yenko billet aluminum wheels, Yenko leather interior package featuring Yenko Super Car (sYc) embroidered headrests, Yenko/SC sill plates, Yenko/SC embroidered floor mats and more. For those that don’t know Yenko’s history, we will tell you: “racing legend Don Yenko embarked on a mission to build a race car that could effectively compete in the 1966 SCCA racing season. His inspiration resulted in the development of the Yenko Stinger, an SCCA race car based on the Corvair Corsa platform. It was in the last quarter of 1965 that Yenko’s plans for that vehicle came together changing automotive history forever. ”