Callaway initially got its reputation for delivering mind boggling modifications for both the Camaro as well as the sports car that helped launch Callaway into the force that it is today, the Corvette. But along with these marquee names, Callaway also has worked its magic on other members of the GM family. This includes the company’s large SUVs, and with the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe coming to dealerships very soon, the Pennsylvania based tuning firm took one final crack at the outgoing model, and has unveiled its wildest creation yet, the 2020 Callaway Tahoe SC560.
As the name implies, the SC560 is hiding some very potent performance upgrades underneath its massive sheet metal. The exterior styling of the souped up Tahoe does not change much from its core values, but Callaway has still managed to infuse some of its magic into the design. SC560 badges are indeed present, but optional 10-spoke Callaway branded 22-inch wheels add some style to the Tahoe, while smaller 9-spoke 20-inch wheels finished in Graphite are available for those looking to make a more subtle styling statement. The interior can also be equipped with a sport interior group that brings a sport honed steering wheel, seats and even pedals to help bring more athleticism to the Tahoe.
But ultimately as is the case with other Callaway models, it is the performance hardware that truly steals the show. The SC560 gets its motivation from the familiar 6.2 liter V8 which has been equipped with Callaway’s GenThree supercharger as well as a TripleCooled intercooler system. These two potent additions (along with a Callaway branded air intake helps push muscle to its namesake 560 horsepower and an equally potent 553 lb-ft of torque. The power increase is nicely matched with an optional handling package that can be equipped to the 560, as well as a separate LeMans GT package that offers beefier brakes to help bring the big Tahoe to a stop from high speeds.
The 2020 Callaway Chevrolet Tahoe comes with a standard 3 year/36,000 mile limited warranty, but buyers can also choose to add a 5 year/60,000 mile limited powertrain service contract to help cover the engine during its first few years of life. The standard Callaway package has a base sticker of $17,995 which of course is before the amount you need to pay for the donor Tahoe. It’s admittedly a huge investment, but considering that you get a supercharged beast that brings 560 horsepower and instant credibility in the local school drop off lane, we think the initial effort is certainly well worth it in the long run. Callaway even released a brief video highlighting the SC560 which can be seen below.