Specialty Car Engineering (SVE) is not completed with particular version pickups this 12 months, after revealing the GMC Canyon-based SVE Syclone. The Toms River, New Jersey, engineers who trade in excessive horsepower and the basic Yenko identify have mixed the 2 for the 2021 Chevrolet Yenko/SC Silverado. Scorching-rodded pickup lovers will bear in mind SVE released a Yenko/SC Silverado from 2018, restricted to 25 examples. Two years in the past, the truck might solely be had in single-cab short-bed Z71 4×4 trim, powered by a GM LT1 6.2-liter V8 bored out to six.eight liters, cranked as much as 800 horsepower and 750 pound-feet of torque with the assistance of a roots-style supercharger. SVE hasn’t strayed removed from that template, DuPont Registry reporting SVE put in a 12 months’s price of improvement on a brand new mannequin concentrating on a wider way of life usability. This time, the bottom truck begins with the Customized trim and could be double-cab or base-cab, two- or four-wheel drive. To make life a skosh simpler for the transmission, the LT1 V8 holds regular at 6.2 liters, retaining a supercharged 800 horses however firming torque right down to 720 lb-ft.
Muscle Cars & Trucks reveals that the LT1 has been given a royal makeover, with CNC-ported heads and hardened parts like the solid 1538MV twisted metal crankshaft pushing H-beam connecting rods and cast aluminum pistons. A centrifugal supercharger with planetary gears blows by way of a water-to-air intercooler, a high-pressure LT4 gas pump retains the cylinders misted with fuel by way of improved gas injectors. SVE’s in-house stainless-steel long-tube headers run to an X-pipe, by way of high-flow catalytic converters to a quad exhaust. As an alternative of the 10-speed transmission Chevy pairs with the 6.2-liter, SVE bolts on a heavy-duty six-speed computerized with stouter clutch packs and an SVE torque converter.
After that, the 2021 Yenko/SC Silverado picks up the identical finery because the 2018 model. The suspension’s lowered two inches in entrance, 5 inches in again, the thicker entrance sway bar and progressive springs serving to management roll. Six-piston Brembo calipers clamp 16.1-inch rotors in entrance. The 22-inch wheels machined from aircraft-grade aluminum save 14 kilos per wheel in comparison with Chevy’s 22-inch wheels. The edges could be had in silver, satin black, or satin black with pink accents, and put on 305/45 tires in any respect corners. For appears to be like, there is a customized scooped hood, stripes in 9 colours, and Yenko badging. The 2018 truck supplied houndstooth inserts for the seats. No point out of that this time, however SVE will most likely lend an ear to beneficiant wallets.
Neither is there any point out of value. A 2020 Silverado in 2WD double-cab Customized trim with the 4.3-liter EcoTec V6 begins at $36,195 after vacation spot, earlier than choices. In 2018, SVE charged $46,995 to do its work on that 12 months’s Yenko Silverado. Which implies nobody ought to count on to go away the dealer for lower than $90,000 as soon as the story’s advised, and fairly a couple of house owners will possible cross the six-figure mark.
Not that there shall be that many house owners, as a result of SVE is barely making 50 of the 2021 Yenko S/C Silverados. As with the Syclone, they are often ordered and repaired at any Chevy supplier, and include a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.