V8 Xtreme is straight out of GM's toy box. Starting with the venerable
S-10 and choosing the Xtreme "Sport Appearance Package",
the V8 Xtreme only gets more radical as you go.
There is good
news and bad news about the powerplant.
The good news
(actually great news) is that the V8 Xtreme relies on a Corvette
350 LT1 engine, which pumps out 340hp @ 5600rpm and 370 ft-lbs of
torque at 4100rpm, to blow the doors off other compact trucks. The
bad news is that it was shown with only a 4 speed automatic transmission
- sorry no manual tranny here.
is improved with a tweaked Z08 suspension available with the Xtreme
option. Front disc brakes, with drilled rotors from GM's parts bin,
combine with rear drum brakes to stop the truck after those weekend
drag races. Goodyear 245/40-ZR20 tires with American Racing 20"x8"
wheels help the truck stick to the pavement.