There was a time when American automakers and enthusiasts were obsessed with a high-efficiency pickups. And by that we don’t mean models as dune jumping Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, either: they were cars on the street. Cars like the lightning SVT F-150, GMC Syclone and Dodge Ram SRT-10. One by one, these trucks Hi after disappeared, but if there is one place where you can live with their successors, the SEMA.
Just announced before the opening of the Show, Chevrolet goes Vegas with Cheyenne Silverado can be seen here. Has, of course, on the basis of the new Silverado, regular cab, standard form field, but cuts out some of the excess weight, use all the important power to weight ratio.
Replacing fenders, tailgate and cargo of carbon fiber, Chevy declined 200 pounds off the curb weight. I’ve also fallen ride height and rear stabilizer, carbon ceramic brakes Brembo and Borla exhaust, but the most important thing, now converted to a 5.3-liter V8 with the company’s new 6.2-liter V8 small block good capable of 420 horsepower and 460 Pound-feet of torque-pulse 65 hp and 77 lb-ft. in other words, the production version of this platform is that it will be a very fierce competitor for Ford recently released shaking 2014 F-150.
Cheyenne looks like one slick ride, especially for the Camping World NASCAR truck racing fans. But to those short memories think Cheyenne name sounds suspiciously close to the high-performance Porsche SUV, Chevy reminds us that name the first time it was used as an exclusive level of trim on his truck back in 1971. The range on all the details in the press release below.Show full PR textSilverado Cheyenne concept: the weight of the Mini, Max performance
LAS VEGAS-concept vehicle Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne to be unveiled at the SEMA Show on Monday, 4 November, embraces the adage that less is more. Version of the performance-oriented new 2014 regular cab Silverado combines reduced mass with the performance of the new 6.2 L 420 horsepower V-8 engine potent power to weight ratio and exhilarating performance.
The reduced ground clearance, rear stabilizer and ceramic brakes Brembo carbon complement the concept of Cheyenne high-performance character with enhanced handling and braking capabilities.
“Cheyenne Concept explores the possibility of the performance of the new Silverado, that is already built on the mass of the efficient and provides greater balance and performance than other full-size Chevrolet in history,” said Chris Perry, Vice President of Chevrolet marketing.
Unique characteristics of light built into the concept vehicle include carbon fiber replacements on the fenders, tailgate and internal cargo, shaving about £ 200 from the base weight £ 4,503 5.3 L with Silverado regular cab with the 6 ‘ 6 “.
Cheyenne designers tailored form of lightweight components with their low weight function. Carbon fiber front bumper incorporates racing-inspired ground effects, body-side STYLING effects of supplemented the ground coal, while carbon fiber tailgate contains a spoiler. The hood has the Camaro Z/28-inspired vent Extractor.
Brembo ceramic brakes Camaro Z/28 carbon save more weight because the rotors, ceramic, carbon matrix are much lighter than traditional steel impellers. Camaro Z/28, for example, saves more than 20 pounds-and saves a sprung mass, too, that improves the performance of more direct service. The car rolls on charcoal-painted alloy wheels 19-inch Camaro Z/28 and high-quality tires.
Cheyenne diet removes the towing, spare wheel, inside the centre console and deadening material. The cart also has a lightweight aluminum and composite driveshaft rear leaf springs.
“Lightness is the time-honored method of optimal functioning of the vehicle which Chevrolet vehicle time showed as the original 2001 Corvette Z06 Camaro Z/28 by 2014,” said Perry. “And how these vehicles, Cheyenne complements her lower weight with horsepower more.”
New EcoTec3 6.2 L V-8 engine that drives the concept car is rated at 420 horsepower and 460 Nm of torque-the power of light in the segment of heavy trucks. It is not available in the regular production of Silverado regular cab models, giving Cheyenne 65-pulse power and 77 lb-ft over the production 5.3 L V8. Borla performance exhaust system adds an authoritative Note 6.2 L output.
Remains Silverado production six-speed automatic transmission, which features a hill descent control, fuel-saving electric power steering control System StabiliTrak and hill Start assist.
Inside the Cheyenne performance theme is moved with the Recaro sport seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel, similar to a steering wheel in the Camaro ZL1. Available safety features, including warning, front and rear park assist and camera rear vision, increase security without harming the performance of the truck.
All models are fully equipped with Silverado packed frame that serves as the basis for their strength and abilities. The main Rails and large sections are constructed of high-strength steel, providing a rigid base for maximum towing capability.
“Elements, such as high-strength steel in the frame and body are found on all models of production, and some also feature aluminum suspension components, contributing to the daily performance of the Silverado. With the concept of Cheyenne, we’ve taken the concept of low weight to a new level with exciting results, “said Perry.
“Now it is just a concept, but we are constantly looking for new ways to give customers more Silverado.”
Quick facts: Cheyenne was introduced as a trim level of the premium Chevy trucks in 1971. The name appeared a futuristic concept vehicle.
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