Chevy announced yet another concept vehicle for this year’s SEMA show, this time based on the Silverado pickup truck. The Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne is fitted with high-performance parts borrowed from the Camaro Z/28, and it is awesome.
At the heart of this sporty truck there is a 420-horsepower 6.2L V-8 which provides exhilarating performance, what with the reduced curb weight thanks to carbon fiber bumpers, tailgate and inner cargo box. The Cheyenne is 200 lbs lighter than a standard Silverado regular cab.
Other Z/28 bits and bobs fitted to this car include lowered ride height, a rear stabilizer bar and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. Also, the hood features Camaro-like extractor vents. Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne features charcoal-painted 19-inch Camaro Z/28 aluminum wheels and high-performance tires. The truck also has a lightweight aluminum driveshaft and composite rear leaf springs.
Inside the cabin you find ZL-inspired items, such as the Recaro sport seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel. Amazingly, Chevy kept all the safety features in this concept vehicle, so it comes with lane departure warning, front and rear park assist and a rear-vision camera.
Chevy has not revealed the performance figures of this concept car, because, well, it is a concept car. But they are not totally dismissing the idea of producing something similar to the Cheyenne. “It is only a concept right now, but we are continually exploring new ways to give Silverado customers more,” commented VP of Chevrolet Marketing.