All new RST.
Chevrolet loves a good special edition vehicle.
Although, to be frank, many of them are merely gassed up regular cars with.
With a new coat of paint or a piece or two of equipment, but not this one.
This is the Chevrolet Tahoe RTS.
RTS stands for rally sport truck, and the goal of that special edition is to inject a bit of performance into both the Tahoe and Suburban lineups, and to do it, Chevrolet rolled out some upgrades that go beyond mere aesthetics.
But looks do factor in the RST equation.
Almost all of the chrome trim is gone, in fact.
In its place is a body colored grill surround, body colored door handles, and a whole host of gloss black pieces including the grill, mirror caps, roof rails, window trim, and of course, the badges.
The RST lines also rides on exclusive 22 inch wheels And that's where the fun starts, not ends.
The Tahoe RST is available with a performance package which introduces some power into the equation by way of a 6.2 liter V8 putting out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
It comes mated to GM's new ten speed automatic and it's the first time that either the engine or the transmission has been offered in the Tahoe.
The package also includes GM's magnetic ride control suspension, which is excellent, and should be incorporated into as many different vehicles as humanly possible.
Seriously, it's that good.
If that's not enough for you, there are a few more pieces of optional equipment.
You can upgrade the stoppers with a set of Brembo front brake calipers, and 16 inch Duralife rotors.
If noise is more of your end game, you can slap on a Barlow exhaust that offers a gain between seven and ten rear wheel horsepower.
Your neighbors will love that one.
It might be meaner, but there is still a truck underneath there.
Sure, it may accelerate to 60 miles an hour in less than six seconds, but it will still tow 8400 pounds and haul your family around with plenty of space and comfort.
Now that is a special edition I can get behind.