Most people look at the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and think, this thing needs 1000 hp. Right? Well, if most people would have worked for Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE), that would be right. Let us introduce you to the H / O Supercharged Tahoe and Suburban of SVE. Both colosses are available with exactly 1,000 hp and can be ordered through a normal Chevy dealer. Decently.
Your Suburban or Tahoe should start life as a 5.3-liter V8 model with rear-wheel drive so that the SVE team could build up to 1,000 horsepower. They start by removing the small V8 and then replacing it with a striped LT1. In final form it is a 6.8-liter V8 with forged parts, an upgraded fuel system, full stainless steel exhaust from the head pieces back and oh, did we mention that it is charged to the moon? To handle the four-digit power, SVE installs an automatic transmission for heavy use. Strangely enough, the transmission is only covered by a one-year, 12,000-mile warranty, while the engine receives a three-year warranty of 36,000 miles. Do not try neutral drops in this big truck.
While we are talking about safety, a suspension upgrade is optional. Sports springs reduce the ride height two centimeters in front of and three centimeters backwards to hopefully give the truck a more stable feeling when training all those ponies. Other optional content you may want are the 22-inch wheels with Falken Ziex rubber and a satin-finished paint finish on top of the factory paint. There is no mention of parts that are reinforced in the powertrain, apart from the transmission, but we imagine that SVE has done something to ensure that it does not disconnect itself after pulling a few times.
For those who are somewhat put off by 1,000 horsepower in a Suburban or Tahoe, there is also a timid version of 810 horsepower available for grabbing. SVE distinguishes the two versions with the names "Phase 1" and "Phase 2". The version with 1,000 hp is Stage 2, while the 810 hp vehicle is Phase 1, it has a smaller supercharger and the upgraded transmission is optional instead of standard. Go at your own risk, we will say. An advantage of the Stage 1 truck is the option to go with a version with four-wheel drive. SVE does not go to stage 2 with four-wheel drive. There is also nothing cheap to get all these horsepower.
First, you need the Tahoe or Suburban of your choice. If 810 hp is good enough, you need $ 44,995 on top of the vehicle. Those with an itch for the dangerous side of life (i.e., 1,000 hp) will have to spend $ 66,995. Performance figures for these super & # 39; utes are not available, but you can figure this out on your local drag strip.