The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is Going Desert Racing
Bow-Tie truckers, start your engines—The Silverado follows the Colorado ZR2 into the Best in the Desert Racing Series that kicks off at the Laughlin Desert Classic today.
Chevy’s Silverado race truck is based off of a LT Trail Boss truck and will compete in Desert’s 1200 Stock class. It packs a 6.2-liter V-8 that’s good for 420 horsepower. The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The race truck sports a long-travel suspension, front and rear jounce shocks, and a set of prototype high-capacity Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) off-road dampers lifted from the ZR2 racer. Other racing bits include rear shock skids, transfer case skid plates, as well as plates for the steering gear, rear differential, and front underbody. It all rolls on beefy 35-inch off-road rubber.