Chevrolet has debuted a trio of custom Silverado concepts at the 2015 SEMA Show.
Each year the American automaker hosts a special event on the eve of the SEMA Show officially opening its doors, and tonight was no different. A pair of Silverado 1500 pickups were joined by a Silverado 3500HD to showcase the versatility of Chevrolet’s pickup as well as the company’s growing catalog of accessories.
Starting with the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops, this pickup concept imagines a unique rescue vehicle for special-operations forces. Based on the Silverado 1500 Z71, it boasts a naval-inspired camo appearance called Razzle Dazzle that was developed over 100 years ago to disguise a ship’s speed, direction and profile to the enemy’s eye. The shade is based on a three-tone blue exterior color that is marked by a distinctive array of varying colored lines and shapes intended to mask the ship.
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Distinguishing features on the Silverado Special Ops include a bed-mounted sport bar with LED lights, off-road tires, wheel flares, custom rocker guards, bed-mounted GearOn utility rack storage system and more.
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The other Silverado 1500 project had the American automaker teaming up with camo hunting gear company Realtree and Michael Waddell, the star of Outdoor Channel’s The Bone Collector. Designed to be the ultimate outdoor adventure vehicle, the Silverado Realtree Bone Collector is based on the Silverado 1500 High Country crew cab with 4WD and has larger, aggressive off-road tires mounted on black Chevrolet Accessories 22-inch black aluminum wheels. It also received Chevrolet Accessories’ new off-road package that includes a front push bar, assist steps and sport bar.
Complementing the Realtree Bone Collector’s green graphics is an eye-catching camo theme that incorporate Michael Waddell’s signature. The color theme carries over to the six-piston brake calipers that are part of a concept upgrade package from Chevrolet Performance. Powering the pickup is a 6.2-liter V8 with 420 horsepower which is capable of towing up to 12,000 pounds when properly equipped.
Lastly, there is the Silverado 3500HD Kid Rock concept that celebrates freedom and honors American workers. Enhancements to the dually include a custom chrome grille with the Born Free logo and an enlarged Chevy Bowtime emblem, chrome exhaust stacks and patriotic graphics that flow across the body sides. The project was built in collaboration with musician Kid Rock who visited the Silverado HD assembly plant in Flint, Michigan to meet with the members of UAW Local 598, who built the truck. Other exterior upgrades include black metallic-flecked paint 22-inch custom chrome wheels, tinted windows, chrome assist steps and a spray-in bedliner.
The inside gets a heavy dose of Kid Rock style with unique Sky Cool Gray leather-appointed seats boasting metallic-appearing inserts that have been patterned after acid-wash jeans. In addition, there are black carpeted floor liners and a blacked-out instrument panel with silver trim, Made in Detroit-logo sill plates and glovebox emblem as well as a Kicker sound system.
All three custom Chevrolet Silverados will be on display at the 2015 SEMA Show through the week.
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