Chevrolet has unveiled a new concept version of the Silverado pickup, the Silverado Cheyenne concept, which is debuting at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Chevrolet has unveiled a new concept version of the Silverado pickup, the Silverado Cheyenne concept, which is debuting at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Silverado Cheyenne concept is a high-performance version of the 2014 Silverado regular cab, which is lighter and powered by a 420-hp 6.2L V8.
Compared to the Silverado regular cab, the Silverado Cheyenne concept is around 200 pounds lighter thanks to carbon fiber replacements for the bumpers, tailgate and inner cargo box. The carbon fiber front bumper includes racing-inspired ground effects styling complemented by carbon body-side ground effects while the carbon fiber tailgate incorporates a spoiler. The hood features a Camaro Z/28-inspired extractor vent. The concept also has a lowered ride height, a rear stabilizer bar and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes.
The all-new 6.2L V-8 that powers the concept truck is rated at 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It’s unavailable in regular-production Silverado regular cab models, giving the Cheyenne a 65-horsepower and 77 lb-ft boost over the production 5.3L V-8. A Borla performance exhaust system adds an authoritative note to the 6.2L’s output.
Inside, the Cheyenne’s performance theme is conveyed with Recaro sport seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel, similar to the steering wheel offered in the Camaro ZL1. Chevrolet hasn’t confirmed any plans to produce the Silverado Cheyenne concept, but it could happen.