For more than three decades, Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) has made a name for itself developing high-powered performance builds for various General Motors vehicles, with recent products including the 750-horsepower 2021 GMC Syclone, and the four-figure 2021 Stage II Yenko/SC Chevy Camaro. Now, SVE has announced availability for the new 2021 Yenko Silverado, a supercharged supertruck laying down an impressive 800 horses.
To make that output figure a reality, the 2021 Yenko Silverado pickup rocks a custom-built 378 cubic-inch (6.2L) V8 engine based on the GM Small Block LT1. The engine connects to a six-speed automatic transmission that was upgraded to handle all that muscle, and feeds a 4WD system.
Complementary upgrades include new Brembo brakes, which come with new six-pot front calipers and 16.1-inch Duralife vented rotors. The 2021 Yenko Silverado also comes with SVE’s BDS suspension lift kit, which adds an additional four inches of height plus upgraded Fox shocks front and back, as well as a heavy-duty rear sway bar.
In terms of aesthetics, the 2021 Yenko Silverado gets unique graphics, as well as a hood insert that is “manufactured from OEM-quality high-impact composite material finished in gloss body color with flat black louvers,” per a recent SVE press release.
The supercharged pickup rolls on unique 12-spoke, one-piece aluminum wheels sized at 20 inches by 10 inches front and rear. The wheels get a matte finish, while the rim gets either a silver, black, or body-color finish. The wheels are also wrapped in Nitto Ridge Grappler LT295/60R20 off-road tires.
Final touches include a custom composite tailgate and a new grille bar, both of which are stamped with the Yenko/SC logo. SVE is offering the new 2021 Yenko Silverado in any of the factory colors, as well as with a Crew Cab, or Double Cab body style.
Interested buyers can order one from their Chevy dealer. Only 50 units are slated for production, each of which is backed by a three-year / 36,000-mile limited warranty.