The power increase is courtesy of Chevy’s performance induction and exhaust system, that improves the airflow while reducing engine back-pressure. The result is zero to 60 mph in 5.78 seconds and a 124 mph top speed, thanks to a quick-shifting 10-speed automatic gearbox. Meanwhile, it crosses the quarter-mile in 14.2-seconds at 97 mph, a hair quicker than a base Tahoe RST. Those are impressive numbers for a family SUV that can still tow up to 7,200 pounds.
Equipped with Brembo front and rear brakes — with Torch Red calipers and 25% larger front rotors — the Tahoe RST Performance Edition hauls to a stop from 60 mph in 133 feet, a decent improvement over the base RST’s 139.4 feet. “We have carefully tuned this vehicle to handle speed with confidence and control that is immediately apparent behind the wheel,” said Dominique Lester, chief engineer.
Moreover, the fastest and best-handling Chevy Tahoe has pursuit-rated underpinnings to make it dance around corners like never before. It has police-spec springs, dampers, stabilizer bars, and police-rated chassis tuning, including a 10 mm front and 20 mm rear lower ride height. Inside, the Tahoe RST Performance Edition has the Luxury Package that includes advanced safety tech and posh features like a heated steering wheel and heated second-row seats, among many other standard features.
The 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe RST Performance Edition package adds about $8,525 to a standard RST’s sub-$65k MSRP, and is exclusively available to the Tahoe RST with a 6.2-liter V8. Production will begin in late 2022 at the General Motors Arlington assembly plant in Texas.