Colorado ZR Race Development Truck

SEMA: Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concepts


Chevrolet reveals wild-looking Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concepts at SEMA

 Chevrolet has unveiled a pair of hardcore off-road versions of the Chevrolet Colorado – AKA Holden Colorado – at SEMA.

The two versions, the Colorado ZR2 Race Development Truck and the Colorado ZR2 AEV.

The Colorado ZR2 Race Development Truck differs from the stock American Colorado ZR2  by way of its Multimatic DSSV Shocks which were designed for tackling sand dunes at speed and were developed in conjunction with Hall Racing. Kind of like Chevrolet’s version to the Ford Raptor.

Chevy put the Colorado ZR2 Race Development Truck through its paces at the Best in the Desert off-road racing series to see if the concept parts were up to the task.

Ride height has also been raised by 1.5 inches, rear shock and diff skid plates, wheels spacers and a new intake and exhaust for the 3.6 litre V6.

The second concept, the Colorado ZR2 AEV was created in conjunction with American Expedition Vehicles and it was designed – aesthetically at least – to tackle the harshest of terrain. Chevrolet fitted the Colorado ZR2 AEV with a snorkel, 35 inch Goodrich KM2 Mud-Terrain tyres, off-road bumpers and a fridge and freezer.

Chevy hasn’t confirmed as to whether these versions will be going into production, but some technology may filter down into mainstream models.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 AEV




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