In 2024, the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro bids farewell, as the future of this iconic nameplate remains uncertain. Chevrolet has not yet disclosed details about a successor or whether it will resemble the current Camaro. Consequently, Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) has taken the initiative to craft a final series of Yenko Camaros while the opportunity persists.
The 2024 SVE Chevrolet Camaro Yenko/SE represents the culmination of the modern Yenko Camaro era, at least for the time being. SVE, headquartered in New Jersey, holds the license for the renowned Yenko trademark, known for the legendary special-order muscle cars produced by Yenko Chevrolet in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, during the 1960s.
For the 2024 model year, SVE introduces three distinct stages of upgrades: Stage I, Stage II, and Stage III. These enhancements build upon the Camaro SS, leveraging the performance-oriented 1LE package as the starting point. Stage I and Stage II models feature a supercharged 6.8-liter V-8, derived from General Motors’ LT1 6.2-liter small-block engine found in the standard Camaro SS. Stage I produces an impressive 1,150 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque, marking a significant 100-horsepower increase compared to the 2023 model year. Meanwhile, Stage II pushes the envelope further with 1,200 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, representing a 50-horsepower and 40 lb-ft increase.
The most remarkable offering for 2024 is the Stage III upgrade, which boasts a supercharged 7.0-liter V-8, based on a GM 6.6-liter iron block engine that has undergone meticulous bore and stroke enhancements. This powerhouse generates a jaw-dropping 1,500 horsepower and 1,280 lb-ft of torque. Notably, Stage II and Stage III models are exclusively available with a 6-speed manual transmission, echoing the spirit of the stock Camaro SS, while the Stage I variant utilizes the stock 10-speed automatic transmission.
Many of the performance features from the factory 1LE package remain intact, including magnetic dampers, an electronic limited-slip differential, and a robust cooling system with dual outboard radiators, a transmission cooler, and a rear differential cooler. Additionally, the 1LE package’s functional front splitter, rear spoiler, and Recaro seats are retained. SVE adds its distinctive touch with forged aluminum wheels, side stripes, and a carbon-fiber hood featuring a prominent scoop.
SVE’s production plan involves crafting 50 units each of the Stage I and Stage II 2024 Camaro Yenko/SE models, along with 100 units of the formidable Stage III version. Pricing commences at $87,995 for the Stage I package, while the Stage II and Stage III variants are available from $89,995 and $129,995, respectively.
Notably, Hennessey is also joining the farewell party with its own 1,000-horsepower tribute to the Camaro, aptly named the “Final Edition.” This exclusive offering is based on Hennessey’s Exorcist Camaro ZL1 upgrade package, limited to just 57 units, commemorating the number of years since the Camaro’s inception. Pricing starts at $54,950, in addition to the cost of a customer-supplied Camaro ZL1 donor car.
Meanwhile, Chevrolet is offering a Collector’s Edition package to bid adieu to the Camaro. This package includes distinctive styling elements but does not introduce any performance enhancements, appealing to enthusiasts seeking a more understated sendoff.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2024 Camaro Yenko/SE
What is the 2024 SVE Chevrolet Camaro Yenko/SE?
The 2024 SVE Chevrolet Camaro Yenko/SE is a limited-edition, high-performance variant of the sixth-generation Camaro, marking its farewell.
Who is Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE)?
Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) is a New Jersey-based company that holds the license for the Yenko trademark, known for its legendary muscle cars in the 1960s.
What are the available upgrade stages for the 2024 Yenko/SE?
There are three stages: Stage I, Stage II, and Stage III. Stage I and II use a supercharged 6.8-liter V-8, while Stage III boasts a supercharged 7.0-liter V-8 with 1,500 hp.
How does the 2024 Yenko/SE differ from the standard Camaro?
The Yenko/SE offers substantial power upgrades, distinctive design elements, and performance features from the 1LE package, making it a high-performance, limited-edition Camaro.
How many units of the 2024 Yenko/SE will be produced?
SVE plans to build 50 units each of Stage I and Stage II models, and 100 units of the Stage III variant.
What is the starting price for the 2024 Yenko/SE?
Pricing begins at $87,995 for the Stage I package, with Stage II and Stage III models priced from $89,995 and $129,995, respectively.
Are there other farewell editions for the Camaro in 2024?
Yes, Hennessey is offering the “Final Edition” with 1,000 hp, and Chevrolet has a Collector’s Edition with unique styling but no performance upgrades.
More about 2024 Camaro Yenko/SE
- 2024 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko/SE by SVE – Motor Trend
- Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) Official Website
- Yenko Chevrolet History – Muscle Car Club
- Hennessey “Final Edition” Camaro – Hennessey Performance