As the warmer days are approaching here at West Chevy of Knoxville and we have our thoughts constantly stuck on wildly capable and burly trucks, the GM Authority blog just doled out the report on an introduction that every die-hard truck fan has been waiting for. The new Chevy Silverado HD ZR2 is now a reality and is primed and ready to be equipped with a wealth of equipment that is specifically geared towards enhancing the truck’s abilities in the incrementally rough stuff.
To properly equip yourself for the off-road fun that everyone has been waiting to get out and enjoy, the HD ZR2 will be equipped with revisions to the front and rear bumpers, and under the body, the truck will feature the ultimate in skid plates. When you first see a drone shot or impressive video of a truck making its way off road and its occupants having a blast, you wonder why they seem to be going slow: a bit lesser than aggro speed is still thrilling on the trail! When elements such as brush, boulders, and shake come into play, you must protect the most vital components of the truck while wheelin’.
The brand-new Chevy Silverado HD ZR2 will also be equipped with front and rear locking differentials, as well as brand-new specialty dampers. Finishing off the look will be aggressive 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, completing the overall vibe of a rig with higher ground clearance, more tractions, and more off-road capability when it comes to rock crawling and the overall adventuresome appeal of the desert drift. What many drivers wonder about most is what is residing under the hood, and the new Chevy Silverado HD ZR2 will be available with two great choices: the 6.6-Liter V8 L8T gas engine or the 6.6-Liter V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax.
As the introduction of the GM 10-speed is imminent for the automatic transmission replacement for the L8T’s 8-speed, you’ll be hauling and towing your way to a hard-working rancher or contractor’s paradise; topping out at nearly 1,100 lb-ft of torque and more than 500 horsepower. It has been all the rage lately to offer trucks that can bolster more hard-earned clout and capability off-road, and we know that our favored Bow Tie brand won’t fail to deliver, as the Silverado puts its sights further off the tame elements of the highway.
Many inspired nomads out there are looking for the perfect starting point when it comes to an overland build, and this would be the one. There are plenty of reasons now to want to venture out and get further and further away from the city, and incoming models like this will pounce on our predetermined means of raw-bred power to provide a capable means of consistently getting the job done.