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SVE Unveils the 700-Horsepower Yenko Silverado That Chevy Won’t Built

SVE first revived the Syclone, then built an 800-horsepower Silverado, and has now come up with a 700-horsepower V-8 Silverado

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SVE has been associated with GM for a very long time. In over three decades, the aftermarket company has tuned over 65,000 vehicles. SVE made headlines when it revived the Syclone badge for Canyon-based 2019 and 2021 models.

The company even builds Silverado-based Yenko S/C editions. The company released an 800-horsepower version of the truck last year. Now, it has come up with a 710-horsepower iteration of this Yenko S/C called the California Edition. It will be available across the Silverado trim line and will be limited to just 50 examples.

The SVE Yenko S/C California Edition Makes A Lot More Power Than The Standard Silverado

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You can have the Silverado SVE Yenko S/C California Edition only with the 6.2-liter, V-8 engine.

In the standard form, it makes 420 horses and 460 pound-feet of torque. Here, it makes 710 horses, which is an increase of 290 ponies.

There’s no word on the torque figures, though.

The engine comes with a lot of new additions and changes. SVE has paired the V-8 to a 3.0-liter twin-screw supercharger that comes with an oversized air-to-water intercooler. The system also includes:

  • A Dual Pass Heat Exchanger
  • An Aluminum High-Flow Intake Manifold
  • High-Flow Supercharger Cooling System
  • Billet Idler Plate and Adjustable Idler System
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It features aesthetic changes inside out
It comes with exclusive badges, blacked-out parts, and 22-inch wheels. Inside the cabin it comes with special stitching and badges

You can have the supercharger housing in the standard textured black finish or a custom color based on your preference. We’d suggest getting a customized color since this isn’t an ordinary Silverado and you will pop your hood often to show it off.

Other than this, the truck also comes with a stainless-steel cat-back dual-exhaust system. The braking duties are taken over by six-piston front brakes with vented rotors. A sport suspension system with two-inch lower progressive-rate front springs and five-inch rear lowering package with Fox shocks are also part of this package. A larger 1.125-inch diameter heavy-duty rear sway bar assembly and heavy-duty traction bars wind up the mechanical changes.

How Different Is The SVE Build From The Standard Silverado?

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Yenko S/C California Edition based on the Chevrolet Silverado 1500
SVE has come up with a supercharged version of the Silverado that makes 710 horses

The Yenko S/C California Edition features an ABS-composite hood insert with flat black louvers. The High Country and LTZ models come with a blacked-out grille up front. There are plenty of Yenko, 710HP, and California Edition badges all around. If you opt for blacked-out bumpers, you can choose to have step-delete inserts too.

The truck rides on 22-inch six-spoke wheels with sYc center caps. You can have the wheels in bright silver, satin black, or satin black with red line stripes. They come wrapped in Nitto 305/45 section tires. A lot of optional stuff is also available, like Tonneau cover, black-out window trim, body-colored mirror caps, etc.

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Limited to just 50 examples
SVE hasn’t revealed the price, but it is limited-production package. Despite all the extra power, it is legal in all 50 states

On the inside, “710HP Supercharged” badges with the vehicle build number – since it’s a limited-edition model – are pasted. Yenko Crest Supercharged embroidered front floor mats and sYc embroidered stock front seat headrests are a part of this package, too. You can have the embroidery in custom colors, although white is standard. Yenko/SC doorsill plates are the other additions here.

If you’d like a little more premium feels, you can opt for the leather interior trim package. The main upholstery is finished in just black or grey, but you can choose cloth inserts or accent colors on the bolstering.

Final Thoughts


As mentioned earlier, it is available only with the optional 6.2-liter engine, which means you can have this on Custom Trail Boss, LT Trail Boss, RST, LTZ, and High Country trims either with the short bed or standard bed. Apart from this, the truck comes with two badged-key fobs, a leather-bound portfolio, an owner’s manual, a window sticker, and a manufacturer’s certificate of origin.

SVE is offering a three-year/36,000-mile warranty on the Yenko S/C California Edition. The Yenko S/C California Edition is legal in all 50 states in the U.S. This is a limited-production package and SVE will build only 50 of them. So, don’t expect it to come cheap.

Source: Specialty Vehicle Engineering

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