The HPE650 Yukon Denali is the Best of Luxury and Performance, All in One!

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/16/2021

Over the years, one of General Motors’s best-kept secrets is the fact that their SUV lineup will often share engine design with their performance cars. Don’t get us wrong, a top trim Corvette is going to have more goodies than a typical Tahoe. However, there are situations where architecture can get pretty similar. In fact, over the years, there have been countless examples where parts could be swapped out.

At the end of the day, it just seems to make more sense to reuse engine components where applicable. Why would the company bother making entirely separate applications when one could fill a variety of different roles?

Because of this, truck enthusiasts have found a way to modify their pickups and SUVs to pack a little bit more punch. In this particular situation, we take a look at what Hennessey Performance has done to a typical GMC Yukon to bring it to life.

With the help of a 2.9L Whipple Supercharger and a couple of supporting mods, the folks over at Hennessey have figured out how to make the platform absolutely scream. The supercharged and intercooler HPE650 package brings the SUV to a stout 650 horsepower. This power level is sure to make this thing a blast to drive. On top of it all, the package comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty just in case you go a little bit too hard on it.

By following along with the video below, we get to take a ride with the package and one of the customers who invested their money in it. At the end of the day, with modern technology, there’s no reason to drive something boring. Even if you’re hauling around the kids, a ride like this doesn’t sacrifice on any front. It has the power and fun factor along with the utility that somebody would buy a Yukon for in the first place!