Now here are some family cars we could get used to. American tuning firm Specialty Vehicle Engineering has come up with a pair of killer ‘High/Output Series’ packages for the 2019 Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe. Could they be the ultimate sleepers?

Instead of the standard 5.3-litre or 6.2-litre V8, Specialty Vehicle Engineering proposes a custom-made LT1 V8, expanded to 6.8 litres. Then a supercharger is bolted onto it. The engine is fitted with a forged crank to deal with the pressure, forged aluminium pistons, H-beam conrods, and features an overhauled fuel system.

So, what’s the power like then? Well that kinda depends on which tune you opt for. You can either go for the modest version that chugs out a measly 604kW (that’s 810hp), or you can turn it up to 11 and go for the full-cream, full-bodied 746kW tune. Yep, 1000hp.

Both packages come with custom exhaust setups, High/Output Series badges, Specialty Vehicle Engineering floor mars and key fob, and, amazingly, there’s a three-year/36,000-mile warranty for the engine and supercharger.

Going further than that, buyers can option for some 22-inch alloy wheels in either chrome, charcoal or black. You can also go for the red line wheel stripe, painted supercharger, and even a lowered sports suspension upgrade with or without GM’s Air Ride technology.

The best thing about these packages is that they transform the SUVs into such awesome sleepers. Who is going to think a Suburban can drag off anything at the lights? Apparently these kits are available at some selected Chevy dealerships in the US too, making them even easier to access.

I like to think that I'm a car fanatic, but more of a driving fanatic. There's nothing better than getting out onto the open road, almost regardless of the car, and enjoying dancing with the controls and gathering up the moving scenery. If I'm not driving I'm either at the gym or sinking a few beers with friends.