Like clockwork (soon after GMC made the same announcement), Chevrolet has announced the preliminary horsepower and torque numbers for its big V-8 option for the 2014 Silverado 1500. With final certified numbers still coming from the Society of Automotive Engineers, the early numbers make the V-8 the most powerful gas engine offered by any truck maker with an estimated 420 horsepower and 450 pounds-feet of torque.
Finalized EPA fuel economy numbers will not be determined for several months, but from what we've seen with the EcoTec3 V-6 and 5.3-liter V-8, we'd expect the city and highway numbers to be class leading as well. Additionally, Chevy announced that the maximum trailering capacity with the coming (late availability) Max TowingPackage, which will require the 6.2-liter V-8 and 3.73:1 gears, will be 12,000 pounds. Maximum trailering capacity for the 5.3-liter V-8-equipped 2014 Silverado 1500 with the Max TowingPackage is 11,500 pounds.
To see the full press release, click here.
To see the full specifications for regular, double and crew-cab 2014 Silverado 1500s, click here.