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2010 Yenko Camaro Announced with Details and Illustrations

 

2010 Yenko Camaro

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The 2010 Yenko Camaro is alive with the official announcement, details and illustrations coming late last week.  The good news is we don't have to wait long to see the prototype as it will be making the trip to the 2009 SEMA show.  General Marketing Capital Incorporated who owns the Yenko brand says there will be three phases available for the 2010 Camaro.  All Yenko Camaros will start life as 2010 Camaro SS and be transformed into a Phase I, II or III.

Preliminary highlights for all three phases include a high performance 600 horsepower supercharged and intercooled LS-based engine mated to a Tremec six-speed manual high performance transmission, Hurst short throw shifter, 6-piston calipers and Magnaflow high-flow cat-back exhaust system.

Other Yenko branded upgrades include Yenko stripe package, official emblems and badging, retro-styled 22-inch 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 much more.

To read more about the Yenko Camaro check the press release below.  Photos of this storied brand should be coming as soon as the SEMA show opens Tuesday November 3.

2010 Yenko Camaro

2010 Yenko Camaro

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2010 Yenko Camaro

2010 Yenko Camaro

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Press Release:

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.

For more information about GMCI or Yenko licensing, please contact GMCI Corporate Headquarters, P.O. box 12049 Westminster, CA. 92683 or info@gmcilicensing.com.



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  1. I think Yenko Camaro is supercar, it is really high performance and powerful vehicle and also include a high performance 600hp supercharged and intercooled LS-based engine.
     
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  2. Since my comment got deleted somehow (accidental, I'm sure), I'll ask again. Has anyone in the media contacted Don Yenko's family to see what they think of this?
     
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  3. put a LS7 engine in it and call it a vixen
     
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  4. its not a real yenko the 1969 camaro had a corvette 427 engine in it for the 2010 camaro to be a yenko they have to put the new LS9 from the corvette ZR1 to be a real yenko for a modern day 2010 yenko camaro
     
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