2010 Yenko Camaro sketched before SEMA
Stop the presses, there will be another Chevrolet Camaro at the world’s greatest aftermarket car show, SEMA. However this won’t be any ordinary pony car. This bow tie creation will come from General Marketing Capital Incorporated and pay homage to the great Don Yenko. If you aren’t exactly sure as to who this mysterious man is, you should know that it is because of Don Yenko that you could buy a 1966 Chevrolet Camaro with a high output 427 cubic inch V8 right off the showroom floor. The 2010 Yenko Camaro Prototype is built on the modern day Camaro SS platform with its 6.2 Liter fuel injected LS3 that puts out a total of 430 HP from the factory, but in true Yenko fashion, this one will be powered by a 600 HP high performance supercharged and intercooled LS motor mated to a Tremec six speed manual.
The Yenko Camaro promises to be more than a go fast package in a stock looking boy. The 2010 Camaro will feature the signature Yenko Super Car stripe package, a set of retro 22 inch Yenko billet aluminum wheels and a few official emblems to set this car apart from from ordinary pony cars. The interior of the 2010 Yenko will feature leather seating with the SYC logos embroidered into the headrests as well as Yenko Super Car sill plates and embroidered floor mats. GMCI claims that they are only in the Phase I of the Yenko’s performance upgrades and will soon be offering Phase II and III stages that will not only increase power, but the handling as well.
Press release after the jump.
General Marketing Capital Incorporated (GMCI) announced today that it will present its official 2010 Yenko Camaro Prototype to the public in the OER booth (# 23795) at the 46th annual SEMA Trade Show in Las Vegas, November 3-6.
The company will present the modern Yenko almost 44 years to the day that Don Yenko’s Corvair Corsa was officially recognized as a Class D Production Competition Car by the SCCA.
The official 2010 Yenko Prototype began its life on a 2010 Camaro SS platform. The vehicle then underwent several significant upgrades including modification to a “Phase I” Yenko Camaro Supercar. Preliminary highlights and specifications of this powerful vehicle include 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. This “Phase I” Prototype from GMCI maintains the unique retro appeal Yenko enthusiasts are so passionate about, while including significant performance upgrades to the stock GM specifications and keeping the car affordable. Phase II and III cars will have higher output engines and even more suspension and handling upgrades.
Additional Yenko branded upgrades to this prototype vehicle include: the Yenko 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.
Nearly 45 years ago, 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.
Originally, the 60s era Yenko car was a special order vehicle, designed and built by Don Yenko Chevrolet in Canonsburg, PA. Don Yenko used the Central Office Production Order (COPO) program, a program GM used for fleet vehicles like police cars, taxi cabs, etc. to special order the vehicles and then modify them into some of the most powerful vehicles available. Today, an original Yenko is one of the most sought after Camaros in the world.