Would You Pay $170K For This 1000-HP Corvette

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Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) has revealed an exclusive version of the C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray equipped with twin turbochargers, set to be produced in limited quantities. For the 2024 model year, production will be restricted to just 10 units, while 50 units are planned for the following year, 2025.

C8 Chevrolet Corvette

While every standard Corvette Stingray comes equipped with a 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine, the SVE team felt compelled to enhance this powertrain further. Consequently, they have added a pair of 58 mm water-cooled turbochargers with ceramic ball bearings. In addition to the turbochargers, the V8 has undergone significant upgrades, including a forged steel crankshaft, forged H-beam rods, forged 2618 aluminum pistons, and APR high-strength head and main studs.

The modifications extend to the engine's internals, with CNC ported high-flow cylinder heads, an upgraded valvetrain, a new ground camshaft, a custom intake manifold, and bespoke valve covers featuring integrated oil separators. These mechanical enhancements, coupled with customized engine mapping, result in an impressive power output of 1,000 hp. While specific torque figures and performance metrics have not been disclosed by SVE, it's evident that the Yenko S/C will deliver exhilarating performance.

Chevrolet Corvette C8

Despite the substantial power increase, SVE has chosen to retain the Corvette's original aesthetic, opting for subtle visual upgrades. The vehicle now features distinctive silver wheels with an intricate spoke design, complemented by Yenko S/C graphics available in nine different colors or a carbon fiber finish. Painted brake calipers further enhance the vehicle's appearance.

Inside, each of the 60 cars slated for production will boast an SYC logo embroidered on the headrests and a set of custom embroidered floor mats, adding a touch of exclusivity to the cabin.

C8 Chevrolet Corvette SVE

However, the privilege of owning a Yenko S/C 1000 hp package for the Corvette Stingray comes at a steep price. Priced at $99,995 for the upgrade alone, this does not include the cost of the base vehicle. Considering that the standard 2023 C8 Corvette starts at $69,995 before options or fees, opting for the S/C 1000 package will set buyers back a minimum of $170,000.

Despite the hefty price tag, the allure of owning one of the limited-production Yenko S/C Corvettes, with its unparalleled performance and exclusive features, is sure to appeal to automotive enthusiasts seeking the ultimate driving experience.

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