Chevy Shows Off Three Awesome Concepts at SEMA Show
Chevy unveiled a number of unique concepts at the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Per usual, the trucks were very well received by enthusiasts, media, and even executives.
“The capability of Chevy trucks has always enabled customers to go where they want to go and that inspiration is the foundation for these exciting concept vehicles,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Truck Marketing. “They demonstrate what’s possible through personalization, inspiration and the assurance of the industry’s most-dependable, longest-lasting full-size trucks.”
While you won’t see any of these vehicles sitting alongside a 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500, they’re still fun to check out…
As Andre Smirnov of TFLTruck.com explains, the brand teamed up with musician Kid Rock to release a Silverado 3500 HD Dually concept. The 44-year-old was actually involved in the vehicle’s production, as he visited the Flint, Michigan plant to give some advice. The musician’s top priority was to appeal to “working-class guys.”
Inspired by the song “Born Free,” the vehicle just emanates power via the chrome exhaust stacks and customized grille. The black metallic-flecked pain adds a level of intimidation, and the “Sky Cool Gray” leather interior is the perfect accent.
The Silverado included a 6.6-liter Duramax V8 turbo-diesel engine, capable of pumping out 397 horsepower and 765 ft-lbs of torque.
The brand also showed off their 2016 Silverado Special Ops edition pickup (via Shane McGlaun of SlashGear.com). Based on the Silverado 1500 Z71, the vehicle is covered in a “Navy-inspired camo paint” known as Razzle Dazzle, a coat that was originally designed a century ago to “disguise a ship’s speed, direction and profile from the enemy.”
There are also hints of orange on the door pulls and glove box handle. The seats are protected by waterproof covers, and the floors are covered by waterproof liners.
The engineers added a number of special parts to the pickup, including a sport bar mounted in the truck’s bed with accompanying LED lighting. There are also off-road tires, wheel flares, custom rocker guards and a bed-mounted gear-on utility rack. The pickup also had a revamped brake package, air intake system, and exhaust pipes.
Finally, Chevy showed off their 2016 Silverado Realtree Bone Collector concept (via Sean Szymkowski of GMAuthority.com). The truck was inspired by Realtree, a “camouflage hunting gear” company, and Michael Waddell of The Outdoor Channel’s “The Bone Collector.”
The pickup includes large, “aggresive” off-road tires accompanied by black 22-inch aluminum wheels. The truck has also been installed with the company’s new off-roading package, which includes assist steps, a front push bar and a sport bar (with an included LED off-road light).
The camouflage works its way into the cabin, where the Bone Collector instrument cluster features green-tinted lens and matching stitching accents on the leather-trimmed steering wheel, bucket seats, and console.
“This Silverado concept is the perfect outdoor lifestyle vehicle, offering the capability to take you deep into the woods and mountains, with the specialty gear to make the excursion more successful,” said Michael Waddell. “The Realtree camo graphics really distinguish it, too, adding functional personalization.”
The Silverado doesn’t need any work, considering it’s already one heck of a pickup. There’s no denying that these concepts certainly make the pickup unique, however. If you’re inspired, perhaps you should try customizing your own Chevy truck!