Dear GM: Please Bring RST Edition to Pickups

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Chevrolet has introduced a new street-performance special edition, the Rally Sport Truck or RST, for its full-size SUVs, the Tahoe and Suburban. The RST — available this fall — eliminates chrome, offers body-color grille and door handles, gloss black inserts in the grille, unique 22-inch wheels and Bridgestone tires as well as black roof rails and window trim.

Additionally, buyers of the Tahoe RST can get a Performance Package that includes the 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 paired with the new 10-speed transmission and Magnetic Ride Control shock absorbers complete with sport tuning.

This will be the first application of the 10-speed transmission in any GM vehicle, while the Magnetic Ride shocks have been available on several GMC and Cadillac products. RST vehicles also can be had with a Borla exhaust (offering an extra 7 to 10 hp) and a pair of massive six-piston Brembo brakes and bigger Duralife rotors.

Why talk about SUV special editions on a pickup truck site?

Well, we have no doubt that this new RST edition will make its way to the Silverado 1500 in some way, quite possibly in the form of a new SS or Rally Sport Edition. With that engine (already offered in premium pickup trim levels), the 10-speed transmission and the sport-tuned Magnetic Ride Control — not to mention the Brembos and Borla rumble — we can only imagine the kind of straight-line and autocross-crushing performance such a pickup would exude.

So, we implore GM to make it so. We only ask that designers add some stripes.

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Comments

Looks like my wife will get her Tahoe after all. Nice!

I like the body color work around the grill and the blacked out grill itself; the rest can be thrown out the window. Don't like giant wheels; don't need stupid horsepower and certainly don't need the oversized model.

Guess who won't be buying one.

Thought the 10 speed was already in use in one of the high powered camaros???

I like it!

If I only had $80k cash burning a hole in my pocket...

Building something less costly only drives up the cost to the customer. Cheaper paint, trim, less everything means MORE expensive.

Guess who won't be buying one. Posted by: Road Whale | Apr 8, 2017 9:35:24 AM

@Roadwhale

When was the last time you bought a car or truck that MSRP's above 50k? Just curious.

Looks like my wife
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Apr 8, 2017 8:47:33 AM

Yeah. Big and Ugly.


New A.E.V. Recruit, http://www.autoblog.com/2017/04/07/aev-recruit-ram-1500/

Pickuptrucks.com needs to do more research. As another poster stated this is not the first 10 speed in use from GM. That honor went to the 2017 Camaro ZL1

"Pickuptrucks.com needs to do more research. As another poster stated this is not the first 10 speed in use from GM. That honor went to the 2017 Camaro ZL1
Posted by: Taylor | Apr 8, 2017 6:09:07 PM"

That would require the staff to be good at journalism... rather than bashing other sites for being so called wannabe car/truck news sites.

RST I suppose that stands for Really Shakey Tahoe, lol!
RAM the brand that's beating Shaker Chevy on a now regular basis.

I would wait for the expedition all the way, I don't want any trouble with the ugly thing.

I don't want any four cylinder on my engine if the thing is gonna use deactivation mode, I prefer a EcoBoost engine and a aluminum body.

I dont want any of the sport tuning. I want the 6.2 and 10 speed in a Z71. No MR dampers, just a good factory damper good for on off road stuff.

So now GM has a truck and a suv, that will not only run circles around the eco poopbooster, but also out MPG it to! No wonder GM has been outselling Furd!!!!!!!!!!

"Guess who won't be buying one."

You were never its target audience.

I would wait for the expedition all the way,

Posted by: CHINGON | Apr 8, 2017 8:30:46 PM

Poor Ford fans, always waiting for something.

Poor Garbage Motors they WISH they can have a turbo engine and a aluminum body in their SUV I guess not cause Garbage Motor is going in a different direction.

Poor Garbage Motors they WISH they can have a turbo engine and a aluminum body in their SUV I guess not cause Garbage Motor is going in a different direction.

Posted by: CHINGON | Apr 8, 2017 11:38:17 PM

I'll keep my 6.2 with the real V8 sounds and enjoy not having to repair holes in the truck bed after working it. GM guys could care less for your "fake" military grade aluminum and "fake" V8 sounds, hahaha !


I don't know about you guys but every time I see these new GM full size suv, I have to do a double take because it looks like a hearse.

I don't know about you guys but every time I see these new GM full size suv, I have to do a double take because it looks like a hearse.

Posted by: uh huh | Apr 9, 2017 9:07:23 AM

As long as the hearse isn't coming to pick you up, everything is fine.

I don't know about you guys but every time I see these new GM full size suv, I have to do a double take because it looks like a hearse.


Posted by: uh huh | Apr 9, 2017 9:07:23 AM

That is so funny you said that. I seen a new black Suburban yesterday and thought the same thing. GM brought back the hearse. To bad they didn't bring back the Hurst.

That is so funny you said that. I seen a new black Suburban yesterday and thought the same thing. GM brought back the hearse. To bad they didn't bring back the Hurst.

Hearses are good for storage. I want one for my front lawn.

http://i.imgur.com/O4PoN.jpg

Hearse Fest returns for its thirteenth year to Hell, Michigan

These guys aren't in the funeral business. They're not even necessarily goths — though Duke, with his multiple tattoos and piercings, seems to have a penchant for the dark side. They're all members of Just Hearse N' Around, Michigan's largest and longest-running club for hearse enthusiasts, which will soon host its 13th annual Hearse Fest meetup in — duh — Hell, Michigan.

https://media2.fdncms.com/metrotimes/imager/hearse-fest-returns-for-its-thirteenth-yea/u/zoom/2245474/culture1-2.jpg

http://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/hearse-fest-returns-for-its-thirteenth-year-to-hell-michigan/Content?oid=2245472

This will be my next truck.

http://www.4hearse.com/phxC.htm

Dear shaky GM; pls round off those ugly square wheel wells, maybe then more folks will buy your shaky trucks...

GMSRGREAT, that's what happens when other
Manufacturers continually update the technology in their vehicles. I just think the Tahoe is going to get left behind with the new Expedition. I just hope Ford puts the diesel in it. The styling of the Tahoe might be more appealing to women though. My wife likes the Tahoe.

I just think the Tahoe is going to get left behind with the new Expedition.

Posted by: Alex | Apr 9, 2017 8:56:37 PM

That's pretty high ambition you have for a vehicle that got left behind a decade ago.

Ugly thing I'm waiting for the next expedition.

ALUMINUM Body, EcoBoost Technology You Name it.

Closely resembles the explorer or expedition, as we can see it shows why they are number 2 in search of the leader, FORD.

Chingon, add to that independent rear suspension plus a 3rd row you can comfortably sit in. Terrain Management, advanced infortainment system with video streaming, B&O sound system. The Tahoe is a dinosaur in comparison.

Not covered on this site, since we are now talking SUV's, heres the real winner in the powerful SUV category.

http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/04/10/2018-jeep-grand-cherokee-trackhawk-is-worlds-most-powerful-suv.html

Well if SUVs are judged on 0-60, then the real winner has to be the Tesla Model X.

"When was the last time you bought a car or truck that MSRP's above 50k? Just curious."

Exactly my point, papajim; I have better uses for my money than wasting it on oversized, over-blinged pieces of junk that cost more than my family's brand-new house back in 1965.

@DWFields, vulpine, roadwhale, et al

sorry old friend but there is a distinct lack of authenticity in your comment "guess who won't be buying one."

during the time I've been reading your comments on PUTC you've never mentioned owning a car or pickup that would cost more than a few thousand dollars. Many of your fellow readers might be in the same boat, so I'm not suggesting the comments are unwelcome, but suggesting that your plans might include a Suburban or Tahoe at some stratospheric price level rings hollow a bit.

I am, for what it's worth.

My last truck buy was in 2011 and it cost me less than 20k to get into a very fresh used Silverado.

The most powerful suv, Hellcat Jeep Track Hawk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov9KO_pBCm0



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