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Yenko? Yes! 2010 SYC Camaro debuts at SEMA

I figured I’d go with a new Challenger in a couple years, but adding Yenko goodies to a new Camaro isn’t all bad either!


OFFICIAL 2010 YENKO CAMARO Prototype Debuts AT SEMA
 
Legendary Brand Remains Alive and Well
 
Westminster,
Calif. – (October 28, 2009) 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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