It doesn't look too out-of-this-world.
General Motors Design has made a habit of showing off some of the conglomerate's more daring designs, as well as some that it genuinely considered for production. Sometimes, we may even see a hint of what the future holds in these wild sketches. Sometimes, that future doesn't seem all that bright, as evidenced by a wacky off-roader design we saw last week. Other times, we see that even the most boring cars can be stylish, and now GM Design is showing us a sketch that one of its designers has come up with for a future version of the Chevrolet Silverado.
The Instagram post doesn't explicitly mention the Silverado by name, but the design cues make it obvious that the sketch was based on that pickup. This one has seen some changes though, including a vented, bulging hood, a creased profile with a sharkfin window line, and apparently, even suicide rear doors. The glasshouse is of the wraparound style and is complemented by sharp but small wing mirrors and an indented roof in a contrasting white shade. We also see auxiliary lighting atop the windscreen, massive wheels with a strong negative offset, and a steep skid plate below the front bumper.
Of course, this could just be one designer's wet dream of what a Silverado ought to look like, but we'd like to think that the vented hood with its integrated power bulge as well as the other sporty styling elements could point towards a Silverado ZL1 to rival Ram's indomitable TRX and Ford's feisty Raptor. That idea is more than just a flight of fancy since Chevrolet has been reported to be working on just such a thing. If so, a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 would be right at home here, but whether this makes it to production as a hardcore special edition or as a regular Silverado, we hope it looks something like this.