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Callaway supercharges 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

The debut of a number of new vehicles from Chevrolet has not gone unnoticed by companies specializing in building go-faster versions of cars and trucks from the Bowtie brand, and the most the most recent vehicles to receive a boost in performance will be the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and the Chevrolet Suburban. Callaway Performance may be associated mostly with building supercharged versions of the Corvette, but they're also lent their tuning expertise to Chevrolet trucks, and they've already got some things in store for the brand's largest SUVs.

Callaway has announced that they'll give the 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 found in both SUVs a supercharged boost, courtesy of an Eaton TVS Roots-style supercharger. The package will also consist of a liquid-to-air intercooler and a new exhaust system, with the final power output rated at 450-hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, up from 355-hp and 383 lb-ft of torque in the standard models. This package also includes a number of stylistic touches like embroidered headrests and floor mats, Callaway badging inside and out, an underhood plaque, and a three year, 36,000 mile limited warranty.

The price? $17,395, on top of the price of the SUVs themselves, with the Tahoe starting at $45,595 for the 2WD LS model, while the 2015 Suburban starts at $48,295 for the 2WD LS model. Whether the bump of 95-hp and 67 lb-ft of torque is worth the $17,395 is something that owners will have to decide for themselves, given the potential practical uses for this additional power in their trucks.

By Jay Ramey