The 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition got its big debut last September, offering a sportier take on the full-size SUV with a variety of performance-flavored upgrades. Now, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition is currently rolling off the line.
For those readers who may have missed it, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition made its formal debut at the 2022 North American International Auto Show, a.k.a. the Detroit Auto Show. Outside, the special-edition model features black RST badging (RPO code RIK), as well as a set of 20-inch High Gloss Black aggressive aluminum wheels (RPO code NZW) wrapped in 275/55R20SL all-season, blackwall tires (RPO code XCS), a Torch Red finish for the front and rear brake calipers (RPO code J6F), and a luggage rack side rail delete (RPO code V53).
In addition to the stylistic differences, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition backs its name with a number of performance-enhancing parts as well, including the high-performance suspension package (Z60), heavy-duty front Brembo brakes (J49), a cat-back performance exhaust system (WBC), and a performance air intake (5W7).
Under the hood, the Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition runs the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, which is rated at 433 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 13 horsepower and 7 pound-feet of torque compared to the standard L87 without the intake and exhaust. Properly applied, it’s enough to send the SUV from 0 to 60 mph in 5.78 seconds (versus 5.95 seconds for the base RST), and through the quarter mile in 14.2 seconds at 97 mph (versus 14.4 seconds at 97 mph for the base RST). Top speed is also higher, up to 124 mph from 112 mph.
Finally, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition also features enhancements in the cabin, including second-row power bucket seats (RPO code ATN), sport pedals (RPO code SBZ), and the Luxury Package (RPO code WPL).
The RST Performance Edition package is priced at $8,875 over the RST 4WD’s $67,195 MSRP. Under the skin, the Chevy Tahoe rides on the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.Subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Tahoe news, Chevy news, GM production news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.