Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE), a GM Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer that creates turnkey GM muscle cars and trucks such as the 1,100-hp Yenko Camaro and 850-hp Yenko Silverado, has committed to throwing hot-rodded 750-hp, 600 lb-ft torque 5.3-liter V-8s to a handful of 2022 Chevy Colorados and GMC Canyons. This is not a new engine change for SVE, as it encapsulated the small block in its 2021 GMC Syclone (Canyon) last year, but it has now added Colorado to its collection. Before that, it overcharged the 3.6-liter V-6.
While engine replacement is the cornerstone, other performance and visual modes contribute to fully customized SVE truck construction. SVE went in opposite directions stylistically with GM’s double midsize, with Colorado bent towards off – road driving and Canyon designed to kill the sidewalk. The company will only build 50 raised V-8 Colorados and 50 lowered V-8 Canyons, making them quite exclusive.
2022 750 hp V-8 AWD Syclone
Specialty Vehicle Engineering’s 2022 GMC Canyon is a lowered muscle car designed after the legendary AWD GMC Syclone. Therefore, it is known as a 2022 GMC Syclone. It’s a modern supercharged super truck that can pull ass (and stuff, if a practical justification is needed). It is based on the 2022 GMC Canyon Elevation Standard-tuned extended cab cars. And yes, it actually has four-wheel drive full time, the gearbox sends 62 percent of the power to the rear wheels and 38 percent to the front wheels.
2022 750 hp Xtreme Off Road
The new SVE 2022 Chevy Colorado Xtreme Off Road is an off-road truck based on the 2022 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab ZR2. It is equipped to go ashore, adventure, explore and strike responsibly. With prominent bedside graphics, beefy fenders, a custom sports bar topped with optional LED lights mounted in the bed, a full-size spare wheel and tires mounted in the bed, a gentle lift and aggressive wheels and tires, the Xtreme Off Road looks like a watch as you drive Ram TRX.
Inside the Supercharged 5.3-liter V-8
The SVE Colorado Xtreme Off Road and SVE Canyon Syclone buildings share a compressor-powered 5.3-liter V-8 that produces 750 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque, coupled to an upgraded 8L90E eight-speed automatic transmission. In its stock form, the EcoTec3 L83 5.3-liter is the 355 hp, 383 lb-ft torque version of the engine used in the Silverado, Sierra, Tahoe, Suburban and Yukon from around 2014 to 2019.
To support all the extra power, the interior has been reinforced to include a forged twisted steel crankshaft, adapted ground camshaft, forged steel connecting rods with H-beams, forged aluminum pistons, modified L83 high flow cylinder heads with ARP head and head bolts, and so on. SVE’s own centrifugal compressor has a 33 percent larger drive system with eight ribs, and there is an air-to-water cooling system. The fuel system and injectors have also been upgraded.
Lift and lower suspensions
The SVE Syclone Canyon is lowered two inches at the front and five inches at the rear for a sporty, performance-oriented suspension. A powerful rear swingarm unit and powerful drawbar help keep things under control.
The SVE Xtreme Off-Road Colorado has a four-inch BDS lift and retains the Colorado ZR2’s Multimatic DSSV damper.
Wheels and tires for different purposes
Syclone wears satin black 20×10 lightweight hexagonal wheels in aluminum that include a Syclone logo on a spoke, a red stripe around the outer edge and “S” centercaps. The wheels are wrapped in 275 / 45R20 Nitto NT420V tires.
Xtreme Off-Road drives black 18×8 aluminum wheels with “X” centercap graphics. It’s just a painted rim edge; they are not beadlocks. The LT295 / 70R18 tires are Nitto Recon Grapplers, solid terrain and quiet on the sidewalk.
Small details in the interior
Both trucks have an optional leather seat package in two different colors. Black seats get red and white seams, while Cocoa Dune seats get black and white seams. Logos are suitably embroidered on the headrests and floor mats, and a numbered line plate gives the final touch.
How much will they cost?
A 750-hp V-8 supercharged Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon backed by a warranty? That’s convincing. SVE claims that its Syclone and Xtreme Off Road “could easily qualify as the fastest limited production of medium-sized pickup trucks for the 2022 model.” It gives decent bragging rights, if the wallet allows such a lavish expense of at least $ 80,000 (as reported by GM Authority for 2021 GMC Syclone), which does not include the cost of the donor truck.