YENKO CHEVROLET SILVERADO WITH 800 HORSEPOWER REVEALED BY SVE

Only 50 Examples Will Be Built

2021 Yenko Chevrolet SIlverado Specialty Performance Engineering
Yenko Silverado. Photo via SVE.

To put it lightly, Specialty Vehicle Engineering has had quite a busy year. Starting with the 1,000 horsepower 2020 Yenko Camaro coupe and convertible, followed by resurrection of the Syclone name with a 750 horsepower super truck based on the GMC Canyon. And it appears the American performance company isn’t done yet. Today, SVE reveals the Yenko Chevrolet Silverado, an 800 hp powerhouse based on the Custom trim level. It will be available in both crew cab and double cab models, as well as both 2WD and 4WD.

Like the SVE Syclone GMC Canyon, only 50 of these Yenko Chevrolet Silverado trucks will be built.

Under the hood of the Yenko Silverado is a supercharged 6.2L (328 cubic-inch) LT1 V8 engine with an extensive list of modifications necessary to produce its thundering 800 horsepower and 720 lb-ft of torque. The souped up small block features a forged 1538MV twisted steel crankshaft, forged aluminum pistons, CNC-ported LT1 cylinder heads, LT4 fuel pump, and a proprietary OEM-style centrifugal supercharger assembly. Exhaust is sent through custom stainless steel headers to an X-pipe with high-flow cats. We’re sure this pays dividends in the audio department. Power is sent through a heavy-duty 6 speed automatic transmission. This performance is guaranteed by a 3-year, 36,000 mile warranty.

2021 Yenko Chevrolet SIlverado Specialty Performance Engineering
Yenko Silverado. Photo via SVE.

Managing all of the power and heft of the Yenko Chevrolet Silverado is a six-piston Brembo front brake kit that clamp down on 16.1″ Duralife vented rotors, as well as a suspension lowering/handling kit that includes 2″ front lowering springs, 5″ rear lowering hardware, and heavy duty rear sway bar.

Cosmetic options on the Yenko Silverado include nine different colored stripes which can be combined with any factory paint color. On the inside, there are an equal amount of seat offerings. Meanwhile, there are three different 22-inch wheels to choose from in either silver, satin black, or satin black with a red accent. These six-spoke rollers are machined from aircraft quality aluminum and weigh 14 pounds less than GM’s 22-inch factory offering a piece. The tires measure 305/45R22 in all four corners.

Interested parties are told to visit their local Chevrolet dealer to order their Yenko Silverado.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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