Chevrolet’s top-selling full-size SUV, the Tahoe, has been adapted for specialty duty including law enforcement and other fleet use requiring better-than-spec performance. That kind of gusto is coming to the masses this year as Chevrolet rolls out its 2023 Tahoe RST Performance Edition, a pure adrenaline-spurting version of the vehicle that’s taken a stroll through the Chevrolet Performance catalog. Specifically, new induction and exhaust hardware gleaned from the go-fast book will boost the RST’s 6.3-liter V-8 to 433 horsepower, with a corresponding 467-lbs.ft. of torque, increases of 13 horsepower and 7-lbs.ft., respectively, making the RST the most potent Tahoe ever offered to the public.
Chevrolet is advertising that the RST Performance Edition will not only be able to reach 60 MPH in under six seconds with a top speed of 124 MPH, but will also haul down to a dead stop in just 133 feet from 60 MPH. Given the vehicle’s size and heft, those are impressive numbers. The RST, which borrows liberally from the police-duty Tahoe PPV, especially in the chassis department, will go on sale late this year once deliveries start from the dedicated Tahoe assembly line in Arlington, Texas.