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 |  Nov 05 2013, 2:37 PM

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General Motors rolled some serious trucks and SUVs into SEMA this year, some of which focus on conquering the mud and dirt, while some are built just for speed.

Standing above all others is the Silverado Black Ops Concept (seen above). Outfitted with custom lower body armor, the Black Ops concept is built to be tough with add-ons like a lockable, bed-mounted Truck Vault storage unit, a generator, an extra fuel can, along with a crate stocked with food. Performance is bumped up thanks to raised suspension, off-road tires and additional light rails.

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A new Silverado-based concept developed specially for firefighters is also on display, showing off trick features that help battle the blaze. Besides the basics that every fire truck needs, namely a light bar and sirens, this concept is fitted with six-spoke 22-inch wheels, chrome door handles and steps, chrome fire extinguishers, aluminium front and rear brush guards and even tools such as an axe.

Chevrolet also put together a specialized concept for Tony Stewart that emphasizes style and specialized graphics. A dark tarnished silver paint job along with tinted headlamps and taillamps are featured complete with a graphics package that reads ‘smoke’ down the sides of the truck.

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Tony wasn’t the only celebrity who got to style a GM truck. The General teamed up with country-music star Brad Paisley to create a custom Silverado, complete with a hood extractor vent, tailgate aero lip, black tubular assist steps and 22-inch matte black wheels. The truck is also slightly lowered and is fitted with red brake calipers. Inside, the interior continues the blue theme seen on the outside of the truck, and also gets a beefed up sound system to help blast Brad’s country tunes.

Two SUV concepts, one Suburban and one Tahoe, were built by GM for SEMA, each with a different goal. The Tahoe Black Concept features a lowered stance and an all-black exterior, giving it a mean look while the Suburban Half-Pipe Concept was put together to haul family and friends out to the slopes.

GALLERY: Chevy Silverado Volunteer Firefighter Concept

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GALLERY: Chevy Silverado Black Ops Concept

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GALLERY: Tony Stewart Silverado Concept

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GALLERY: Brad Paisley Chevy Silverado

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GALLERY: Chevy Tahoe Black Concept

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GALLERY: Chevy Suburban Half-Pipe Concept

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