Chevy Silverado Concepts, Part II
Welcome back to our series on Chevy Silverado concept trucks, this week we see the very much different concept that came before the 2014 Silverado concept we unveiled here. We also take a look at the 427 concept which has practicality flying out the window but makes up for it in spades with generous amounts of horsepower and torque from its corvette engine.
Silverado 427 SS (2006 SEMA)
Trucks are not always about off-road capability; high performance trucks are perhaps equally as impressive. The Silverado 427 SS concept was made with high performance in mind. That is the reason Chevy gave it a 7.0 liter small block V8, the same engine that the insanely fast Corvette ZO6 has. Along with such a powerful engine, this concept has been lowered, generous air intakes have been added and it is exclusively rear wheel drive; Chevy really did mean business with this one. Adding to the radical nature of this concept is the fact that Chevy did not give this truck electronic traction enhancers and kept built-in luxuries to a minimum; this truck is all about performance.
Silverado 2013 (2012 GM)
The 2013 Silverado’s look has been designed to look like the Chevy Camaro and the 2003 Chevrolet Cheyenne concept. The rather sleek exterior is not only meant to be aesthetically pleasing but also to improve gas mileage. The 2013 Silverado’s engine lineup is expected to be improved with direct injection being put into the mix. Moreover, the introduction of a bigger engine is expected along with improved hybrid technology that allows more towing ability with even better mileage. The 2014 Silverado concept that we published doesn’t look anything like this, so this will truly remain a Silverado concept, one could argue however that a lot of the styling cues have made it into what we can expect the 2014 Colorado to look like.