If you ever wanted to own one of the custom-made Corvette, you probably looked at the most expensive ones. And you probably noticed that one brand is dominating in tuning this muscle car – Yenko. Back in 60’s, this company was a Chevy dealer, but they also made customized Corvette. Their popularity raises among collectors, especially those coming from this company. Now, after 50 years, the time has come for Yenko Silverado custom truck.
Highlights of the Yenko Silverado 2018 are the big supercharged custom engine that produces 800 hp and 22-inch wheels with all-season tires. There are more upgrades outside and inside, but the engine specs and transmission are the most interesting.
2018 Yenko Silverado Specifications, 0-60 acceleration, Top Speed
So, under its hood, the Yenko Silverado will get a custom-built engine. It is a 6.8-liter displacement with the capability to produce 800 horsepower. Aluminum block and forged pistons are hand-made. Special cylinder heads and unique fuel injection make this unit so powerful. It couldn’t be possible without a supercharger. It is also custom-made and buyers can purchase it in different colors. Four-wheel drive is standard, and wheels can carry 750 lb-ft of torque.
The truck can sprint to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. Also, it needs less than 11 sec to pass the quarter mile at speed above 120 mph. Max speed of the new 2018 Yenko Silverado will be 150 mph. we don’t have estimations about fuel economy. Who cares. A 6.8-liter V-8 unit is thirsty as a camel.
Yenko SC Silverado 2018 Upgrades
The 2018 Yenko Silverado won’t upgrade only the engine. You will see the company’s logo right at the center of the grille instead of a bow tie. Red brake calipers are standard, but you can pick any other color. sYc centercaps are in the center of 22-inch wheels. Michelin Premier tires are wrapping the rims. Flat hood inserts and custom swaybar are making the Yenko Silverado pickup more aggressive. Well, SYC and YENKO/SC graphics are stylizing the hood and side of the body. A lot of Yenco/800hp/SC/SYC badges are present all around the truck. In case you don’t know what you are looking at, these will definitely unveil the mystery.
2018 Yenko Silverado Price
The base of the Yenko Silverado 2018 is the Z71 model with Standard Cab and Short box configurations. However, the company, Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE), built only 25 units. For these upgrades, buyers must prepare $47,000. But, the price of a truck is not included. That adds about $40,000 for the new Z71 trim of 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500.
How To Buy A Yenko Silverado?
All 25 units are available at Chevy dealers. However, the interest is high, and we doubt any other truck is still in salons. Specialty Vehicle Engineering could build more in 2019. There is also a warranty for the custom-made Yenko Silverado. Buyers are getting 3 year/36,000 mile warranty on engine and supercharger assembly, and non-powertrain component.
About Specialty Vehicle Engineering
The SVE is a 30-year old project, but the name Specialty Vehicle Engineering exists from 2014. You might know it as Street Legal Performance before that. However, the SVE is building custom parts for popular vehicles. This company boosts outputs thanks to special superchargers. General Motors vehicles are bases for upgrades, so we have few Corvettes in their lineup, GMC Yukon Denali, Chevy Tahoe SUV, and now the Yenko Silverado.