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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-17-2017, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Introducing The 800-HP 2017 Chevrolet Yenko Corvette Grand Sport



Back in the 1960s, Yenko Chevrolet was a Chevrolet dealership located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania and it was known for their customized muscle cars. Steve Yenko was in charge of the aftermarket division which gave birth to the Yenko Camaros. The company stopped producing these sought after Camaros in the 80’s and the Yenko trademark was later purchased by General Marketing Capital Incorporated (GMCI).

Now the Yenko name is making a return with the 2017 Chevrolet Yenko Corvette Grand Sport. Built by Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) and taking six months to develop, the corvette gets an extensive list of modifications. Most notable is the supercharger which gives the Corvette’s LT1 V-8 engine a boost for an impressive output of 800 hp and 750 lb-ft of torque. SVE then increase the LT1 V-8's displacement from 6.2 liters to 6.8 by adding a stroker kit.

Other modifications listed by Motor Authority includes replacing a few components with a forged steel crankshaft, forged aluminum pistons, CNC ported and polished cylinder heads, and the fuel system and injectors from the Z06.

The whole package will set you back $46,000 and that’s not including the Corvette Grand Sport’s MSRP of $66,445. That’s around $110,445 each and only 50 units will be produced so those interested better get your orders in.
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Can't forget it utilizes the LT4 fuel system to aid that supercharger.

That's always been a common thing with the LT and LS series engines. You'll find guys with the LS1 that has LS2 heads and an LS3 cam or something of that configuration.
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