Last year, New Jersey-based tuning company Speciality Vehicle Engineering released its custom GMC Canyon Syclone re-creation, which looked to satisfy demand for a modern-day revival of the renowned 1990s sport truck.
Powering SVE’s new Colorado Xtreme is a supercharged version of GM’s 3.6L LGZ V6 engine, which is good for 455 horsepower and 435 pound-feet of torque. The engine uses a centrifugal supercharger as opposed to a top-mounted Roots-type supercharger, which is paired with an air-to-water intercooler system. The engine is also topped off with a custom composite ‘Xtreme’ branded engine cover.
The suspension also gets a slight rework and now sits two inches lower in the front and five inches lower in the rear. A heavy-duty rear sway bar and a heavy-duty traction bar and bushings are available as optional extras. Bringing the truck to a stop are new slotted performance front brake rotors and carbon-ceramic brake pads.
Other upgrades SVE has applied to its custom Colorado Xtreme include a custom dual exhaust, 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, a composite hood insert and Xtreme exterior badges and logos. The upgrade package can be applied to crew cab or extended cab versions of the Chevrolet Colorado in any of the available factory colors. It can also be applied to two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions of the mid-size pickup.
“Most trucks are made to haul stuff. Think of Xtreme as a sports car that hauls ass,” SVE said in a release. “Now in the spirit of the legendary 1st gen. Chevy Xtreme, Specialty Vehicle Engineering introduces the 2020 Limited Edition Next Generation Xtreme.”
Inside, the Colorado Xtreme features red embroidered ‘Xtreme’ logos in the headrests, along with premium floor mats and a numbered plaque. SVE also offers a custom seat trim package for the front and rear seats, which complement the two available factory interior colors (Black and Cocoa Dune).
The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme is available to order from SVE now.