If you’re suddenly having flashbacks, don’t worry — we’ve been here before. Specialty Vehicle Engineering, or SVE, first debuted a Yenko/SC Chevy Silverado back in 2018. Now, the New Jersey-based firm is at it again with the latest generation, still packing the same 800 horsepower that we came to know and love from before. And there’s even better news for you hot rod fans: While the last production run was limited to 25 trucks, SVE will build 50 examples this time around. That’s a similar output to the SVE Syclone, a heavily modified version of the GMC Canyon.
So what makes the Yenko/SC Silverado tick? This time, it’s a bit closer to the production truck than the last example. According to SVE’s release, the engine receives an extensive makeover with a new twisted steel crankshaft and forged aluminum pistons, CNC-ported cylinder heads, stainless steel headers and high-flow cats, and a centrifugal supercharger. The end result is a whopping 800 horsepower and 720 lb-ft of torque — quite possibly more than even the upcoming, equally supercharged Ram TRX.
Since this much power may well rip the standard 10-speed automatic to shreds, SVE fitted a heavy-duty six-speed automatic here instead. Unlike last time, you can also get the truck in crew cab and double cab variants, with two- or four-wheel drive. SVE backs their work by a 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty.
It’s not just about power with the Yenko/SC Silverado either. With that much fury on tap, the truck also gets six-piston Brembo front brakes with massive 16.1-inch Duralife rotors to bring it to a halt. Other changes include 2-inch lowering springs in the front and 5-inch lowering hardware in the rear, as well as a beefier rear sway bar. This 800 horsepower Silverado comes on 305-width tires at all four corners, mounted on 22-inch lightweight aluminum wheels.
How much will it cost?
SVE did not announce pricing on this new Yenko/SC Silverado, but the last version relieved its takers of $46,995 on top of the donor truck. Even if you buy a base Silverado Custom (those cost about $36,195 before any wheeling and dealing), it’s likely you’ll end end spending more than $90,000 for this limited-run truck.
If you are interesting in having the work done, though, you can get in touch with your local Chevrolet dealer to order it.