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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

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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