Chevrolet rolls out its most powerful Tahoe in history
Chevrolet has come to the Detroit Motor Show with an RST Performance Edition of its Tahoe SUV. The car received chassis and suspension tech upgrades normally used in police interceptors, alongside a healthy power boost making it the strongest Tahoe model ever.
Specifically, a 6.2-liter V8 under the hood churns out 439 PS (433 hp / 323 kW) and 632 Nm (466 lb-ft) of torque, surpassing the RST spec it is based upon by 13 hp and 9 Nm. The company highlights upgraded intake and exhaust components as the main contributing factors. A ten-speed automatic transmission conveys the torque to both axles.
The off-roader now needs 5.78 seconds for its sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96.6 km/h), a couple hundredths of a second less than the original. The top speed does not exceed 200 km/h (124 mph), and the quarter-mile strip is left behind in 14.2 seconds – the RST is 0.2 seconds slower than that.
As we mentioned above, the standard SUV now benefits from such police car parts as heavy-duty suspension springs, tweaked shocks and robust sway bars. It rides 20 mm (0.8 inches) lower than standard and makes use of Brembo brakes with 25% larger rotors. This improves maneuverability and cornering, along with reducing the brake path from 60 mph (96.6 km/h) to standstill to just 40.5 meters (133 feet).
The Chevy Tahoe RST Performance Edition commands an $8,525 premium over the original, but the price includes another option package that you can review in detail on the company’s website. The production is slated to start in Q4 2022.
Editor Andrew Raspopov