To recap: available only on the Premier (1LZ) trim level, the RST Performance Package includes the 6.2L V-8 L86 EcoTec3 engine mated to the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission and sport-calibrated Magnetic Ride Control suspension. The package also includes a high-capacity air cleaner, 170 amp alternator, 3.23 rear axle ratio, 2-speed active transfer case, and trailer brake controller. As such, the Tahoe RST Performance Package is the only K2 platform Tahoe to be powered by the 6.2L L86 V-8 motor in North America (the engine is available in a standard Tahoe in Russia). Ordering the RST Performance Edition also includes the RST Edition appearance package, which includes 22-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels with custom silver inserts, (P3H) front and rear black bowties, unique Gloss Black Sport grille with body-color surround, body-color door handles and headlamp accents, Black mirror caps, beltline moldings and roof rails and Black nameplate badging.
As is customary during our first drives, we are opening up a forum for dialogue on this post and are asking for any questions, comments or concerns that you may have about the sported-up Tahoe. So whether it’s about powertrain, design, features or anything in between, we’ll do our best to get an answer for you.
So, comment away below with your questions, but please note it may be 48 hours before we return with relevant answers. Without further ado, ask away.
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