The company behind
the juiced-up Yenko muscle cars
has once again teamed up with GM to give a little extra power to a pair of vehicles. OK, a lot of extra power. Unlike the Camaro it tweaked last year, however, this duo is a little less sporty and a lot larger.
How about a 1,000-horsepower Chevrolet SUV? Anyone? Anyone? Oh, there WILL be some takers, even if we haven't quite figured out the use case for these beasts.
The 2019 High Output 2 Tahoe and Suburban are powered by a supercharged 6.9L LT-1-based engine making 1,000 horsepower and 875 lb.-ft. of torque. That's a decent amount of grunt—definitely enough to get your family to hockey practice on time, even with a stop at Timmies.
The upgrade includes a special heavy-duty automatic transmission to manage all the get-up, along with a bunch of specially made parts like a blueprinted LT-1 aluminum block; forged steel crankshaft, steel H-Beam rods, and aluminum pistons; and, of course, the custom supercharger plunked on top of the V8 engine.
Not sure what to do with 1,000 hp? The company is also offering a more moderate package that ticks the V8's power up to 810 hp.
From a visual perspective, the package distinguishes itself from the basic Tahoe and Suburban with some custom badging and embroidery inside and out. So you won't even have to fire up the monster engine for your friends to know you've got something special.
You can get into a High Output 2 Tahoe or Suburban at Chevrolet dealers now for US$66,995, or the 810-hp model for US$44,995.