Published November 04, 2013
Chevrolet has sent the Silverado to the gym.
The Cheyenne concept is a trimmed-down, muscled-up take on Chevy’s new pickup aimed at the street performance crowd.
The regular cab truck is powered by the new 420 hp version of the 6.2-liter V8 the Silverado shares with the 2014 Corvette Stingray, has the wheels, tires and carbon ceramic brakes from the upcoming track-focused 2014 Camaro Z/28, and gets a lowered suspension with rear stabilizer bar for enhanced handling.
Carbon fiber bumpers, tailgate and cargo box reduce help weight by over 200 pounds to further enhance performance, while a Borla exhaust is added to help announce its arrival at the drag strip or cruise night.
The Cheyenne makes its debut at the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas this week and is only a concept at this stage, but with pickup sales on the rise and similar sporty trucks like the Ford F-150 Tremor and SVT Raptor speeding things up in the segment, something like it or at least the parts to build one yourself could be in the cards soon.