Chevrolet had much to be pleased about at the SEMA 2017 show. The two stars of the event were the Chevrolet ZR2 Race Development Truck and the AEV Colorado ZR2 Concept.
“Colorado has reignited the midsize segment with class-exclusive features and performance,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president, Truck Strategy, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Some customers want even greater capability, and the ZR2 AEV concept and ZR2 Race Development Truck showcase the efforts we’ve made to explore how owners can get even more from their trucks.”
With significant changes to the suspension, the ZR2 race development truck shares specially tuned Multimatic DSSV shocks with the concept along with long travel rear leaf springs and plunging front half-shafts and front and rear jounce shocks.
The Colorado ZR2 race development truck gets a 3.6-litre V6 engine with an eight-speed gearbox, while the AEV Colorado ZR2 concept uses the 2.8-litre Duramax turbo-diesel engine.
“Colorado can play any way you want,” said Campbell. “The work with AEV and Hall Racing acknowledges the strengths of our midsize platform, with both SEMA entries showcasing the versatility that’s already made Colorado a resounding success.”
While the race development truck gets an extra 1.5 inches of lift, the AEV ZR2 concept has a complete off-road kit including special bumpers, beadlock wheels, 35-inch mud terrain tyres, a Warn 9.5xp-s winch and a high-rise snorkel.
The race development ZR2 uses 33 inch MT/R tyres on wheels that are spaced outwards and adds in a steel driveshaft.