Chevrolet has just raised the bar with their 2023 Tahoe RST Performance Edition. This special edition SUV is designed for drivers who want the best of both worlds – the everyday comfort and capability of a full-size SUV and the driving excitement of a true-performance vehicle.
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The 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe RST Performance Edition: A Perfect Balance of Performance and Comfort
The 2023 Tahoe RST Performance Edition is built to impress performance enthusiasts with its powerful engine, high-speed capability, and enhanced driving experience. The Tahoe RST Performance Edition leverages many elements from the pursuit-rated Tahoe PPV package for police, including chassis, suspension, and other dynamics.
Chevrolet has introduced Chevrolet Performance induction and exhaust systems to the standard 6.2L V-8 engine, which increases the output to 433 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque – a 13 hp and 7 lb-ft increase over the current RST’s available 6.2L engine. This makes it the fastest retail Tahoe with a 0-60 mph time of just 5.78 seconds and a top speed of 124 mph on the test track.
Not only does it go fast, but it stops fast too, with a 60-0 mph braking distance of just 133 feet.
The Tahoe RST Performance Edition has been specially tuned to handle speed with confidence and control, inspiring excitement and confidence on the road. The pursuit-rated driving dynamics are achieved through performance calibration and tuning, making the driving experience immediately apparent behind the wheel.
“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. “The pursuit-rated driving dynamics inspire excitement and confidence on the road, and we’re proud to have achieved this level of ride and handling in a full-size SUV largely through performance calibration and tuning.”
A Powerhouse of an SUV: The 2023 Tahoe RST Performance Edition Sets a New Standard
The package borrowed from the pursuit-rated Tahoe includes police-spec springs, retuned dampers, police-spec chassis calibrations, a police-spec lower ride height of 0.4 inches in the front and 0.8 inches in the rear, Brembo front and rear brakes with unique Torch Red calipers, and performance-calibrated brake pedal feel.
The front brake rotors are nearly 25% larger in diameter than the standard RST system, ensuring better stopping power. The vehicle is equipped with police-spec Firestone Firehawk Pursuit 275/55R20 tires with specific 20-inch aluminum wheels in black.
The RST Performance Edition also offers the same 7,600-pound trailering capacity as the base RST when equipped with the 6.2L engine, ensuring that performance does not come at the expense of true SUV capability. The Performance Edition also comes standard with the Luxury Package, which includes a host of active safety features and driver convenience features.
Take Your Driving Experience to the Next Level with the 2023 Tahoe RST Performance Edition
On the outside, the special edition Tahoe will sport a black “RST” badge on the rear tailgate. On the inside, standard sport pedals elevate the performance look and feel, making it clear that this is no ordinary SUV.
The Tahoe RST Performance Edition made its public debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and the package is priced at a starting MSRP of $8,525. The package will be exclusively available on the 2023 Tahoe RST with the 6.2L V-8 engine.
In conclusion, the 2023 Tahoe RST Performance Edition is the perfect SUV for drivers who want the best of both worlds – the comfort and capability of a full-size SUV with the driving excitement of a true performance vehicle. Chevrolet has leveraged its pursuit-rated police vehicle packages and motorsports success to offer its customers a confident, engaging driving experience.
With more horsepower, speed, and better braking power, this special edition SUV is ready to impress. Whether you’re cruising around town or hitting the open road, the Tahoe RST Performance Edition is sure to turn heads and leave a lasting impression