With the Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 TRX hitting dealerships now, and a 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor just around the corner, Chevrolet fans are sort left out on the fun. Yes, the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 is coming, but don’t expect major gains in the horsepower department. Therefore, a high-octane full-sized dune bashing off-road truck from GM continues to elude us, but there is a silver lining. And it’s even more powerful than even the 2021 Ram TRX. Enter the 2021 Yenko Silverado Off Road Package from Specialty Vehicle Engineering. The party piece? An 800 horsepower supercharged V8 engine. Only 50 of these Chevrolet Silverado bruisers will be made.
The 2021 Yenko Silverado Off-Road Package separates itself from the 2021 Yenko Silverado S/C with its focus on all-terrain performance, compared to the street-rod setup of the truck announced earlier this summer. This means a BDS 4-inch lift, Fox shocks, Nitto Ridge Grappler LT295/60R20 off road performance tires wrapping 20×10 inch 12-spoke wheels, 6 piston Brembo brakes, 16.1 inch vented rotors, a heavy duty rear sway bar, and an optional sport bar with LED lights. Finishing the looks are Yenko Off Road graphics around the body, a high-impact composite material hood insert, black louvers, a Yenko grille bar, Yenko tailgate badge, and plenty more.
Mechanically, the 6.2L LT1-based supercharged V8 has a forged LT1 1538MV twisted steel crank, featuring induction hardened journals and intermediate pin drills, forged steel rods and forged aluminum pistons, CNC ported LT-1 cylinder heads, upgraded fuel system and injectors, High-output OEM-style centrifugal supercharger, and a custom performance calibration. All told, it’s good for a thunderous 800 horsepower, which sends power to the wheels via a six-speed heavy duty transmission. The 2021 Yenko Silverado Off Road Package can be based on both crew cab and double cab configurations.
As for the price on this 1-of-50 off-road super truck? That will be $84,995 USD, plus the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado needed to build it. Options include unique seat and trim package for $2,495, ustom colored Yenko-badged front brake calipers for $995, customer color rear quarter-panel graphics for $395, custom color embroidered front headrests for $145, while the LED lights and sportbar are extra $1,495.
Each of these 50 vehicles will include a numbered power badge, two numbered key fobs, a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin, and a 3 year year/36,000 mile limited warranty on engine and supercharger assembly, transmission upgrade and non-powertrain components.