Following in a footsteps of a Colorado ZR2 foe truck, a all-new Chevrolet Silverado is starting off-road racing in a United States.
The full-size pickup lorry will come in a Best in a Desert Racing Series, starting with a Laughlin Desert Classic upon Oct 11. The Silverado foe lorry will contest in a 1200 Stock class, that boundary changes to suspension, underbody, as good as designation of race-safety equipment.
As with a Colorado ZR2 foe vehicle, a Silverado will be used initial as good as inaugural for engineering growth as good as validation. “Off-road racing is only heartless upon vehicles as good as a singular foe puts some-more wear as good as rip upon trucks than many vehicles will knowledge in years. That creates off-road racing a profitable testbed to weigh latest components,” pronounced Mark Dickens, arch engineer, Government Programs, Performance Variants, Parts as good as Motorsports.
Lessons schooled during racing will change destiny opening tools as good as accessories, as good as GM Defense projects as good as prolongation car changes, according to Dickens.
Based upon a LT Trail Boss model, a Silverado Race Truck is powered by a 420 HP 6.2L V8 engine corresponding to a 10-speed automatic. Changes compared to a road-going indication embody a prolonged transport suspension, front as good as back hop shocks, as good as a set of antecedent high-capacity Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers.
Previously used upon a factory Colorado ZR2 as good as ZR2 foe truck, a dampers have been scaled up upon a Silverado for larger circle transport as good as even larger control. Other antecedent tools propitious to a Silverado foe lorry embody 35-inch off-road tires, back startle skids, as good as movement plates covering a send case, steering gear, back differential, as good as front underbody.
Chevrolet will come in a Silverado as good as Colorado ZR2 in 6 Best in a Desert races subsequent year, along with a Mint 400 event.