800-HP Chevy Silverado Off-Roader Is Yenko's Latest Creation
Don Yenko's hot-rod Chevrolets were legendary in the '60s and '70s, and Specialty Vehicle Engineering has carried the Yenko...
Don Yenko's hot-rod Chevrolets were legendary in the '60s and '70s, and Specialty Vehicle Engineering has carried the Yenko torch more recently. Specialty just announced its latest creation, the new-for-2021 Yenko Silverado Off Road Truck.
It's powered by a supercharged LT1-based V-8 cranking out 800 horsepower. You read that right, and the horsepower makes this the most powerful limited-production 2021 full-size GM truck you can get, as you probably could have guessed.
The four-wheel-drive trucks will be offered in any factory-available color, and customers can choose crew-cab and double-cab Custom models.
Engine modifications include a forged twisted steel crank, forged steel rods and forged aluminum pistons, ported LT1 cylinder heads, upgraded fuel system and injectors, and a high-output centrifugal supercharger. The engine is mated to a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission with a performance upgrade. There are also ginormous six-piston Brembos, the company's BDS lift kit that raises the truck four inches, and higher-rated front and rear Fox performance shocks.
The exterior is differentiated from standard Silverados with Yenko quarter-panel graphics, a composite hood insert, matte-finished 12-spoke aluminum wheels, and Nitto Ridge Grappler LT295/60R-20 off-road performance tires. There's also a composite tailgate panel overlay with embossed Yenko/SC logo in gloss-finish body color and a front grille bar with the Yenko/SC logo stamped in.
The trucks will carry a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty on engine and supercharger assembly, transmission upgrade, and non-powertrain components. Specialty is only going to build 50 of these monsters, and they're being sold at Chevy dealerships starting now.