The Tahoe RST isn't one of those namby-pamby special editions that's little more than a new coat of paint.

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That said, aesthetic upgrades do play a part.

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The grille surround and door handles are now body colored, while the grille, mirror caps, badges and window trim are gloss black.

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The Tahoe RST's optional Performance Package adds a 6.2-liter V8, good for 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

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It comes mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, the second application of this transmission in any Chevrolet vehicle.

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There are other optional upgrades, too, like a Borla exhaust and the red Brembo front brakes you see here.

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The Borla exhaust adds 7 to 10 horsepower at the rear wheels.

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The RST special edition will be shown off at the 2017 New York Auto Show next week, and it'll go on sale later this year. Pricing is still TBD.

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