Part of the joy of owning a Chevy pickup is the knowledge that you can do more than just haul cargo with it. Last week at SEMA 2017, Chevrolet showed off a performance concept truck for fans who love to take their pickups off to the races. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Performance Concept is a supercharged Silverado 1500, full of features borrowed from Camaros and Corvettes. The result is a speed-demon pickup that enthusiasts will love.
This Silverado’s performance comes from the same engine you can get in a standard Silverado, a 5.3L V8. However, this one has some quirks and perks to it. Based on the blower on the 6.2L LT4 engines in the Camaro ZL1 and Corvette Z06, Chevrolet developed a supercharger for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado concept truck. This bad boy now produces over 450 horsepower! The extra 100 or so horses comes from the forced induction of the supercharger, and Chevrolet added more performance features to cope with it.
There’s a six-piston Brembo brake kit and performance exhaust system to handle the massive power of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado Performance Concept. Chevrolet also threw in an interior LCD competition-style dash logger app, to measure just how fast this truck could eat up the track. It also has a unique hood with air ducts and a lower front fascia, as well as the performance cold-air induction system. It rides on 22-inch performance tires, with unique exterior colors and features. This 2018 Chevrolet Silverado is painted Enhanced Satin Steel Gray with body-color grille surrounds and bumpers. It sports custom exterior graphics, smoked headlamp and taillamp lenses, and Dark Android window moldings.
The interior also boasts unique concept features, to settle a driver into this supercharged race truck. The steering wheel is wrapped in black suede, with a red stripe and a black bowtie emblem. It’s fitted with carbon-fiber Z71 gauges to go with the competition-style logger app. For the expected pickup-like handiness, it also includes all-weather floor liners, a rear underseat storage organizer, and a tri-fold tonneau cover. In a world where the Silverado SS is no longer in production, this Performance Concept truck is very exciting for Silverado enthusiasts. We can only hope to see more of it in the future!
2018 Chevrolet Silverado Performance Concept at SEMA 2017
This supercharged performance model may only be a concept, but the hardy 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a highly capable truck on its own! You can check one out any time in Forest Lake, MN. Browse through our inventory to see which truck meets your needs, and feel free to give us a call if you have any questions! When you find the perfect one, we’ll be happy to set you up with a test drive so you can get behind the wheel right away. We’ll also help you protect your new truck with our Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. Stop by and visit us near North Branch, Roseville, and White Bear Lake to find your new or used Chevy pickup today!
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