Chevrolet Debuts A Pair Of Extreme Colorado ZR2s At SEMA

SEMA 2017

Could these new accessories soon be up for sale? Hopefully.

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 program has been a huge hit. Debuting at SEMA in Las Vegas is a pair of ZR2 mid-size trucks, the AEV Concept and Race Development Truck. Both are intended to further demonstrate the ZR2’s off-road capabilities. The ZR2 AEV concept, created in collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles, is powered by the 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel but adds front and rear jounce shocks, plunging front half-shafts, high-angle upper ball joints, increased stiffness high-angle rods, and upgraded shocks.

Other features include AEV front and rear bumpers, complete underbody skid protection, expanded bed rack, and high clearance fender flares and high-rise snorkel. The truck wears a set of 35-inch mud tires and even has front and rear LED auxiliary lighting.

You Can Buy The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Off-Road Beast This Spring
You Can Buy The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Off-Road Beast This Spring
Don't Expect The Next Generation Chevrolet Colorado Until 2022
Don't Expect The Next Generation Chevrolet Colorado Until 2022

The ZR2 Race Development Truck, powered by the 3.6-liter V6, enhances desert-running capabilities. It features a long-travel version of the stock truck’s DSSV shocks that have now been tuned for high-speed off-road use. Other enhancements include a 1.5-inch body lift, 33-inch tires, rear shock skidplates, a steel driveshaft, and an off-road air-intake and performance exhaust. Coincidentally, Chevrolet is also marking this Colorado generation’s three year anniversary, with 250,000 examples sold. A pair of ZR2s like these is the ideal way to celebrate.

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