They even come with a three-year warranty.
Last week, we reported that Ohio-based dealership Lebanon Ford will sell you a 2019 Ford F-150 with a supercharged, 725-hp V8 for just under $40,000. Not to be outdone, certain Chevrolet dealerships are now offering modified Tahoe and Suburbans with 1,000 hp on tap if you’re looking for a large SUV with more power than a LaFerrari.
The full-size SUVs have been tuned by Specialty Vehicle Engineering, a renowned GM supplier known for its modern-day Yenko Camaros. Under the hood, both SUVs get a custom-built V8 based on the LT1 found in the Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette. SVE has upgraded the engine displacement to 6.8 liters and added a supercharger to increase the output to 1,000 hp and 875 lb-ft of torque. However, the 1,000-hp package is only available for Tahoe and Suburban models ordered with rear-wheel drive.
If you want four-wheel drive, SVE also offers a Stage I package with the same 6.8-liter supercharged V8 engine downgraded to a mere 810 hp. Stage I kits include a forged steel crankshaft and aluminum pistons, CNC-ported LT1 heads, a custom supercharger, headers, and an optional heavy-duty transmission.
The Stage II kit adds an upgraded fuel system, CNC-ported heads from an LT4 V-8 engine, a 20 percent larger supercharger with 25 percent more boost, and a larger throttle body. The heavy-duty transmission also comes as standard with the Stage II package.
SVE also offers a selection of cosmetic upgrades, including new wheels, badging inside and out, and a sport suspension that brings the SUVs lower to the ground for a more aggressive stance. Before adding any cosmetic upgrades, the base Stage II package starts at $66,995 – that’s on top of the price of a standard Tahoe or Suburban, which start at$46,340 and
$49,190 respectively. The Stage 1 package, on the other hand, will set you back $44,995.
All upgrades come with a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty apart from the transmission, which has a separate 12-month/12,000-mile warranty.