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.