Want a 1,000 hp Suburban From Your Chevy Dealer? Yeah, You Do

Not quite satisfied with the 420 hp yawn that General Motors has managed with the 6.2L V8 available in the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban? You’re not the only one, but there’s a cure.

The folks at Specialty Vehicle Engineering have just the solution to that pondering sport utility. A supercharger. A big supercharger.

You might remember SVE from back when they were SLP and making hotter Camaros and Firebirds that were sold alongside the regular production versions of those cars. Well, they haven’t gone anywhere, they’ve just turned their attention to some different vehicles.

The new High/Output series Tahoe and Suburban boast 1,000 hp. Yup, you read that right. One thousand horsepower. And 875 lb-ft of torque.

What does it take to get 1,000 hp from one of the big utes? A 6.8L LT-1 engine with an aluminum block, for a start. Plus a forged steel crank, aluminum pistons, and ported heads. Then there’s that supercharger strapped to the top and upgrades to the rest of the fuel system.

To help handle the power, the trucks get gearbox upgrades. And to make you feel better about it, the cars get a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty on all of those new engine bits.

Because SVE is a second-stage manufacturer for GM, and the company’s past relationship with the company, you can order one of these massively overpowered SUVs directly from your Chevy dealer. Once you convince them you’re serious, that is. They’ll do the same treatment to a GMC Yukon, if you prefer something more like a pro.

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