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Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne concept

Remember the Silverado full-size pickup? What you see here is the Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne concept pickup, which the American carmaker is displaying at the ongoing Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. The single-cab hauler is an eye candy--that much we'll admit. But is it all show and no go? Let's see.

This pickup is powered by a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine that produces 420hp and a whopping 624Nm of torque. The powerplant is mated to a production six-speed automatic transmission. Obviously, the Silverado Cheyenne sports a lowered ride height. It also has a rear stabilizer bar as well as Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes for that much-needed stopping power.

For its shoes, this pickup is equipped with 19-inch charcoal-painted Camaro Z/28 aluminum wheels and high-performance tires.

The use of carbon fiber for replacement bumpers, tailgate and inner cargo box helped shave 200 pounds from the overall curb weight.

The name "Cheyenne," by the way, was first used by Chevrolet on a premium truck trim level in 1971. It was next used on a 2003 concept vehicle.

Inside the new Silverado Cheyenne concept pickup, one can find a flat-bottom steering wheel and Recaro sport seats, among others.

"This is just a concept right now," said Chevrolet marketing vice president Chris Perry in a press statement, "but we're continually exploring new ways to give Silverado customers more."

 

Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne concept

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