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The 2021 Yenko/SC 800-Horsepower Silverado is Here

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD High Country
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
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I think we can all comfortably agree that the 2021 Silverado is a pretty beefy truck. But, when Specialty Vehicle Engineering — the designers of limited-edition, super-powered Yenko custom vehicles — see something strong or fast, they say, “yeah, but what if it was stronger and faster?” Such seems to be the case with SVE’s newest project, the beastly 800-horsepower 2021 Yenko/SC Silverado.


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Flexing some serious muscle

The 2021 Yenko/SC Silverado draws its 800 horsepower from a monstrous LT1-based V8 powerhouse that works alongside a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission that’s been upgraded from the factory version. The engine also gains “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,” according to a breakdown by Autoweek’s Wes Raynal. If that’s not enough, it also features six-piston Brembo breaks, a set of Fox performance shocks, and an SVE-exclusive 4-inch lift kit.

Just to put all of that industry jargon into context, the Yenko Silverado’s 800 horsepower puts it ahead of the stock 2021 Silverado 1500’s strongest engine by 380 horses and the Silverado HD’s by 355. It’s also easily the most powerful limited-production GM truck currently on the market.

Interested? Well, there’s some good news and some bad news. The upside is that the 2021 Yenko/SC Silverado is currently available right now at Chevrolet dealerships across the country. The rough part is that SVE is only going to produce a total of 50 units. I’m no mathematician, but that averages out to one model per state, and most — if not all — states boast a population of more than one.

If you can’t manage to get your hands on one of these super-powered muscle machines, you can always grab a stock Silverado and add a lift kit. Or just attach a jet engine to your Tahoe.


Interested in lift kits?: Learn more here