What would you do to make an already very off-road capable Chevy Colorado ZR2 even better? If you are Chevrolet, you take it several steps beyond the stock truck with the ZR2 AEV concept and the ZR2 race development concept to unveil at the 2017 SEMA.
ZR2 Race Development Concept
Take a stock ZR2 and give it a 1.5-inch body lift, long-travel Multimatic DSSV shocks, additional underbody skid plates for the shocks and the differential, and larger 33-inch off-road tires. Off-road air intake and performance exhaust systems for the 3.6L V6 would not hurt either. There – you have an even more capable off-road midsize pickup truck that was tested and validated by Chad Hall in the Best in the Desert racing series.
ZR2 AEV Concept
OK, so you are still not satisfied. Consider the the AEV concept that offers long-travel rear springs, front and rear jounce shocks, AEV bumpers, snorkel air intake, bead-lock wheels, 35-inch tires, storage cases, Hi-Lift jack, and a Warn winch. This is a recipe for a truck that should be very difficult to stop off-road.
Stay tuned for more images and information about these trucks from the 2017 SEMA show soon.
Here is a Colorado ZR2 tackling our toughest off-road test – the Cliffhanger 2.0.