• Nov 4th 2009 at 8:20PM
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Yenko Camaro - Click above for high-res image gallery

There a lot of new Camaros here at SEMA. In fact, depending upon your depth of exhaustion, residual blood-alcohol level from last night and general brain-deadedness, you might be forgiven for thinking that every other car here is a Camaro. And some of them, well, ain't so great. Useless ground effects packages, 24-inch wheels, shoddy workmanship and terrible eye-searing colors are your bag, man. That said, some Camaros do manage to cut through the crap using simple tools like quality and understatement. May we present to you the new Yenko Camaro, a quiet, big stick-carrying badass in a sea of noise.

Now, as we previously pointed out, this is the Phase I Yenko – meaning that instead of sporting a 427 cid like Yenko 'Maros of yore, the new one has a supercharged version of GM's LS3, the 6.2-liter V8 that comes standard with the Camaro SS. Purists (can Yenko fans be considered purists?) might grouse and claim a non-427 is lame, but we'll say two things on the matter. First, the supercharged LS3 will make at least 600 horsepower. Nothing lame about that. Second, Phase II and Phase III Yenkos are coming and you can bet they'll have Z06-sourced LS7 427, tuned to who knows how high. And, judging by the competition, an LS9 Yenko isn't out of the question.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      i think an LS9 yenko would just blur it in with all the other LS9 camaro's.
      • 5 Years Ago
      quintessential muscle car wheels for the modern muscle car

      but man is that rear diffuser ugly
      • 5 Years Ago
      ls9 yenko? oh how i long to see one of those
      • 5 Years Ago
      yenko!!! the muscle car wars are back cant wait for phase 3!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh no, its SEMA time again!

      All those nice cars butchered to look like some cretin couldn't stand to leave good styling alone. Too bad!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks good but I'm not feeling the rear exhaust facia.

      Really, I think the Camaro Dusk is the best looking one in the show . . . now if only
      you could get something hotter than the LS3 in it from the factory!!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      this camaro/mustang war is getting interesting. I'm looking into getting one of them and I think SEMA will be my deciding factor. Both cars are looking gorgeous!
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