The American automaker seems to have misspelled Dodge’s high-performance SRT moniker in this case – and also can’t make up its mind entirely, because only the Tahoe gets some performance upgrades.
Chevy is using every opportunity to deliver packages – Rally, Redline or Midnight Edition – but this time around, at least in one case – the Tahoe – we’re not only dealing with an appearance package. This is because the Tahoe RST can be equipped with an optional performance package, counting on General Motors’ 6.2-liter V8 to get 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque in combination with the company’s 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission. The huge, three-row, body-on-frame Tahoe will then spearhead from zero to 60 mph in a mere 5.7 seconds. The performance pack also includes the GM Magnetic Ride Control suspension, and is still able to tow 8,400 pounds.
In addition, Chevrolet offers red-painted, six-piston, fixed aluminum Brembo brake calipers as well as a Borla exhaust that should come up with a better soundtrack and some extra ponies. On the other hand, the Suburban fans aren’t getting the largest Chevy with the performance package as well, instead only gaining the brakes and exhaust, as well as RST universal 2-inch wheels, body-colored grille surround, black bowtie, and other detailing.