The 3.6L LGZ V6 that powers the Chevrolet Colorado produces a rather tame 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with the SC410, package, however, the truck’s six-cylinder pumps out a very respectable 410 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Callaway claims this essentially gives the V6 Colorado the performance of a V8 truck, but there’s only one way to truly know how the SC410 Chevrolet Colorado compares to a V8 pickup: by racing it against one!
Callaway recently pitted a Chevrolet Colorado Z71 equipped with its SC410 package against a previous-generation Ram 1500 Classic equipped with the available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine. These two trucks are essentially on-par for power, with the 5.7L HEMI V8 producing 395 horsepower and a meaty 410 pound-feet.
The Colorado may have a slight weight advantage here, but it’s also a Z71 model, so it is riding on knobby off-road tires and sitting quite high up thanks to its off-road suspension. Such tires and suspension aren’t really great for drag racing, so we think these two trucks are fairly comparable despite the minor difference in weight.
Included in the Callaway SC410 package is a TVS1740 supercharger system along with a Callaway Dual Pass intercooler system, Callaway high-flow intake and Callaway sport exhaust. Some small cosmetic upgrades are also included in this upgraded package, including Callaway exterior and interior badges, all-weather floor mats, Callaway-branded key fobs, an underhood engine build plaque and a certificate of authenticity.
So, does the Callaway-prepared Chevrolet Colorado Z71 really pack V8 performance into a V6 package? Check out the video embedded below to find out.