Another powerhouse production from SVE.
The Chevrolet Silverado, which competes with the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500, has been a massive sales success across North America. Most buyers appreciate its practicality and good comfort, but there will always be those with a lust for power that demands more horses. The good news is that the Silverado will be offered with tons more power in the form of the Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) Yenko S/C Silverado. Who doesn't love a good sleeper truck?
This project started over a year ago when SVE dissected the Silverado to see how much power it could handle in a safe and reliable way. The same process was followed for its Yenko S/C Camaro which produces over 1,000 horsepower.
SVE has dropped a centrifugal supercharger with air-to-water intercooling on top of a handbuilt 6.2-liter V8 engine which features forged internals and CNC-ported heads. The supercharger has been modified with a planetary reduction instead of helical gears which means no power is lost when the engine is off boost. Handling all that power is an upgraded transmission with stronger clutch packs and a beefy torque converter. Total power output is a ridiculous 800 hp and 720 lb-ft of torque.
Handling is taken care of by thicker swaybars, and a 2.5-inch drop in ride height, as well as a set of progressive springs. SVE will also offer an upgraded suspension package, performance exhaust systems, and the option of 2WD or 4WD.
Behind the massive 22-inch SVE wheels sit a set of large Brembo brakes which measure 16.1 inches in diameter in the front. The wheels and brake calipers will be available in a number of optional colors. These upgrades should leave you with a highly capable street truck that will blow the doors off of most sports cars on the road. SVE is also responsible for building the 2021 GMC Cyclone which packs a 5.3-liter supercharged V8 engine that produces a less impressive, but still seriously strong 750 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. This GMC is a clear nod to the original GMC Syclone which could sprint to sixty in only 4.3 seconds, back in the 90s.
This mean machine will be backed by a 3 year/36,000 warranty and can be ordered from any Chevrolet dealer, but those interested in buying one of these better hurry up: only 50 will be produced. There is no word on price as of yet.