You Can Now Buy A 1,000HP Tahoe Or Suburban Straight From Chevy Dealers

If you live in the United States, you can visit a Chevrolet dealership and walk out with a Tahoe or Suburban that produces 1,000 horsepower and 875 lb-ft (1,185 Nm) of torque.

Let that sink in for a moment. You would expect such an insane amount of power from a muscle car, yet you can have it in a massive three-row SUV too. The upgrade comes courtesy of Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) and is available through Chevy dealers as SVE has been a second stage manufacturer for GM for 25 years.

What that means is your 1,000-hp Tahoe or Suburban comes with a 36-month/36,000-mile (60,000-km) warranty for the engine and supercharger, the same warranty for the paint and chrome trim options, as well as a 12-month/12,000-mile (19,000-km) warranty for the heavy-duty automatic transmission upgrade.

What’s not to like? Well, the pricing may put some buyers off because the High-Output Series Stage II 1,000HP Supercharged package costs $66,995 — before you factor in the cost of the 2019 Tahoe/Suburban donor vehicle with a 5.3-liter engine and 2WD. For those who find it too expensive, SVE also offers a Stage I package that offers “only” 810 horsepower and 750 lb-ft (1,016 Nm) of torque for $44,995.

Using GM’s 6.2-liter V8 engine as a starting point, the upgrades feature many modifications including a larger 6.8-liter displacement, forged aluminum pistons, forged steel crankshaft, and a massive supercharger.

The trucks also feature some styling tweaks such as side-oriented stainless steel dual exhaust tips, custom badging inside and out, and special embroidered headrests. If those are considered too subtle, the list of options adds stuff such as 22-inch chrome alloys, satin-finish clear-coat paint wrap, and a sports suspension package that brings the trucks 2 inches (51 mm) closer to the ground.

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  • Christian

    why would you need 1000 horsepower from an SUV… Unless you voted for the Orange… U know..

    • b_digital

      well said

    • Bash

      FYI Chris. I didn’t vote for the Orange, but i still want a 1000hp SUV, I don’t need it!, but i want it. i guess what i want to say is I’m sure there are tons of people like me.

      • Christian

        mike pence an’t better…

        • Bash

          I actually agree with you. I’m just waiting for a miracle to happen and somehow the P and the VP are out, Nancy is ok btw. But that ain’t happening besides it’s not the seventies and the orange won’t just resign even if he is inforced to!!

          • Christian

            I pray for
            Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

          • KareKakk

            She’s the daughter of Dan Quayle, isn’t she? Sounds like it, at least…

    • TheHake

      Why do you need to breath?

      • Christian

        Are you somewhat trying to say i’m fat? #ThinPrivlige is not a myth!

        • TheHake

          F*&$ all those thin people!

          • Christian

            agree brother!

    • Six_Tymes

      weird political hatred, but hey, you grew up sucking on the internet, so its relatively understandable.

  • Bo Hanan

    $120K Tahoe SVE = Corvette ($65K) – Tahoe ($45K).- Vacation with Tahoe ($5K) – In saving ($5K).

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  • Andrewthecarguy

    I was interested until I saw $67k. Seriously?? And you know it won’t handle that power well either.

    My guess is the dealership owners will ‘buy’ one for show and then sell it a year later at a more realistic price

  • Jarosław Kotowicz

    Only 12 months of warranty for gearbox? No thanks.

  • brn

    Lets see a comparo of this vs a Trackhawk. My money is on the Trackhawk.

  • Ben

    I’d rather see the Hummer brand return than 1,xxx suburbans. Honestly, how do you get anymore ridiculous other than putting a lift kit on small economy cars…oh wait, I forgot that exist in “compact utility vehicles”, my bad.

  • blunt-o


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