Jake Blues to Elwood Blues: “No cigarette lighter. And it’s an SUV. And the way are we in 2022?”
Chevrolet at this time unveiled the 2023 equal of a 1974 Dodge Monaco bought at public sale to a pair of blues musicians on a mission from God.
An Improve from the Tahoe RST
The 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe RST Efficiency Version borrows loads of methods from the Tahoe Police Pursuit Car, making them accessible to the remainder of us. However just for a worth out of attain for a lot of on a civil service wage — the bundle provides $8,525 to the $66,595 worth of the Tahoe RST (plus a $1,795 vacation spot cost).
Underneath the hood is a 6.2-liter V8 making 433 horsepower — 13 greater than that engine will get with out the Efficiency Version bundle. That’s effectively in need of Chevy’s strongest full-size SUV. The Escalade-V boasts a shocking 682 horses. Nevertheless it’s sufficient to get the brothers to Chicago in time for the gig.
With normal 4-wheel-drive and a 10-speed automated transmission, it accelerates to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
Suspension Upgrades Make it Work
As Elwood says, it has cop shocks — beefier springs, retuned dampers, and a stiffer stabilizer bar than different Tahoe fashions. They’re all borrowed from the police-spec Tahoe. It sits 0.4 inches decrease within the entrance and 0.8 inches decrease within the rear. Brembo brakes are 25% bigger for added stopping energy. Chevy claims a stopping distance of simply 133 ft from 60 mph, which might be spectacular for a car of this factor’s dimension.
Black RST badges are the one exterior clue that you just’re a Efficiency Version. Inside, you get aluminum pedals, a heated steering wheel, heated outboard rear seats, and added security gear like rear-cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring.
However alas, no cigarette lighter for Jake to throw out the window. RIP John Belushi. You in all probability would have vaped for the sake of the bit, anyway.