Sadly, Chevy never did up one of its pickup trucks with the kind of power and performance the Ford F-150 Raptor (Bronco Raptor and Ranger Raptor, too) and the Ram 1500 TRX deliver. Sure, they did up the Colorado ZR2 with more off-road prowess, but it didn't spit out more than 308 horsepower in any trim. Now, it seems Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) is taking up the mantle with its 750-horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque truck known as the SVE Xtreme Off-Road.

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The truck's exterior lets everyone know this is not some run-of-the-mill Colorado.

The donor truck is a 2022 Colorado ZR2 Crew Cab short box. Then SVE adds its own supercharger to the ZR2's EcoTec V8 (good for 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque). The truck also gets upgrades like forged internals and CNC ported cylinder heads, a new fuel system, and a more robust eight-speed transmission. The Xtreme Off-road keeps the ZR2's excellent DSSV dampers and heavy-duty traction bars. It also receives new six-piston front brake calipers and 13.6-inch vented rotor, four big rally lights on the rear roll bar, and an optional bed-mounted full-sized spare tire.

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In terms of aesthetic changes, the Xtreme Off-Road also gets black beadlock wheels shod with Nitto Recon Grappler tires, a 4.0-inch lift, big fender flares, and special graphics. The cabin of the truck can be outfitted with optional leather seats with "XTREME V8 Supercharged" embroidered in red and white on the front headrests. Subtle. 

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The huge intake tube for the supercharger delivers 750 horsepower of magic.

You can actually order this package through a Chevy dealership, as opposed to directly through SVE. There's a $10,000 deposit for the package, and then the dealership will send the donor truck to SVE. It takes a few weeks for the truck to be finished. Only 50 of these bad boys will be made at a price of $80,000 (that does not include the donor Colorado ZR2 whose base price is $42,600). That comes to $122,600, considerable more than the 702-hp Ram 1500 TRX ($76,780 base MSRP) or the 450-hp Ford F-150 Raptor ($68,675 base MSRP)

That's a lot of coin, but it does have the most output. The Xtreme Off-Road is a very exclusive truck, and it's sure to be a serious contender in the performance pickup truck wars. It's just too bad that it's not a regular production Chevy.