Who’s going to hit 1000 horsepower first? The question has been hanging around the Formula One paddock in the current hybrid era—since about 2014—and as more manufacturers entered the series, curiosity has amped up. And in a surprise to pretty much all of us, Renault has said they’re the ones who’ve achieved it first. German publication Auto Motor und Sport Renault confirms that this season has already retrieved 1,000 hp (736 kilowatts). “There are only certain performance peaks in qualifying,” says Renault’s engine boss Remi Taffin. “We can not always get that performance. It depends on many factors. For example, the distance and the outside temperatures. “ So, they’re not consistently achieving 1000 HP. But they’ve been able to hit that benchmark at least once this year. When asked about hitting 1000 HP, Mercedes and Ferrari were both pretty reticent to confirm whether or not they’d actually hit it, … [Read more...] about Renault F1 Says It Already Hit 1000 HP This Season
Camaro 1000 hp exorcist
Special Vehicle Engineering has taken the wraps off the 2019 Yenko Camaro. Based on the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, this year’s lineup includes the entry-level Yenko/SC Stage 1 with a custom-built 6.8-liter V8 engine. It features an aluminum block, a forged steel crankshaft, forged aluminum pistons and CNC ported cylinder heads. The engine has also been equipped with a supercharger and a custom tune. Thanks to these modifications, the Yenko/SC Stage 1 Camaro develops 835 hp (622 kW / 846 PS). This means the model has 380 hp (283 kW / 385 PS) more than the standard Camaro SS. Besides the high-performance powertrain, the car has been equipped with a carbon fiber hood and 20-inch wheels with a gunmetal finish. Interior changes are minor, but include sYc embroidered front headrests, Yenko-branded floor mats, special door sill plates and an individually numbered badge. The Yenko Stage II Camaro is largely identical, but it features a significantly upgraded engine. Among the changes are a … [Read more...] about 2019 Yenko Camaro Lineup Revealed With Up To 1000 HP
In 1969 Chevrolet Central Office Production Order (COPO) constructed only two ZL-1 factory-built Corvettes, which would later become a pair of the rarest Corvettes ever built. As an ode to these super cars, Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) of Tom’s River, New Jersey will build 25 limited edition Yenko/SC Stage II Corvettes. This amped up Yenko/SC Corvette is based on the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport coupe and convertible models. A modified 6.8-liter supercharged V-8 engine based on the standard 6.2-liter version powers the new beast. It now delivers a whopping 1000 hp and 855 lb-ft of torque. The V-8 is mated to a seven-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic transmission is available as an option. The manual package starts at $68,995 and the automatic version will set you back $77,995, plus the cost of a new Corvette Grand Sport ordered from your local Chevy dealer. Yenko’s Corvette is assembled with multiple Z06 components, such as the Brembo brakes with … [Read more...] about 2019 Yenko/SC Stage II Corvette with 1000 HP Starts at $68,995, Plus a Grand Sport
If you’re a Chevrolet Corvette with an overwhelming desire to shut the Dodge Demon people up for good, New Jersey-based GM tuner Specialty Vehicle Engineering has the answer to your troubles with a famed name from Chevy’s tuner past. The company is now selling bored, stroked, and supercharged 1,000 horsepower Corvette Grand Sports at Chevrolet dealerships. Because why not more-than-double the stock horsepower? The company, whose Corvettes we’ve seen before and which was formerly called Street Legal Performance (you might remember its Pontiac G8 Firehawk from a few years back), is offering the 2019 YENKO/SC® Stage II 1000 HP Corvette as a limited edition run of only 25. In true American form, Specialty Vehicle Engineering says in its brochure that there’s “no substitute for cubic inches or supercharging,” which is why the 1000 HP Corvette features a 6.8-liter bored and stroked V8 based on the Grand Sport’s factory 6.2-liter LT-1 engine. … [Read more...] about The 2019 Yenko Corvette Is A 1000 HP Tire-Scorcher Available At Your Local Chevy Dealer
ABT is working on yet another crazy Audi RS6, dubbed the RS6-E and reportedly delivering up to 1000 HP. The German tuning company has teased the vehicle with a very brief Facebook clip. Unfortunately, it doesn’t actually show the car, but rather simply reveals its name. However, the name alone could reveal some information. More specifically, the presence of ‘E’ in the badge suggests that the vehicle will have some kind of electrification. Audi doesn’t have an electrified variant of the RS6, so if it’s indeed a hybrid, the technology will be sourced from elsewhere. As you probably know, ABT competes in Formula E alongside Audi Sport and Schaeffler. This gives the company access to the advanced electric powertrains used in the open-wheeled racing series. In fact, Schaeffler created an all-electric Audi RS3 just a few months ago using the powertrain of a Formula E car. Could ABT be about to do the same with the RS6? It’s entirely possible. … [Read more...] about ABT Teases 1000 HP Audi RS6-E, Could It Feature Some Kind Of Electrification?