Chevrolet introduced two Silverado concepts at the recent State Fair of Texas. The first one, the Silverado Z71, is based on the Silverado Double Cab, while the Silverado Black Ops is a concept truck that showcases the 2014 Silverado elements.
Silverado Z71 Volunteer Firefighter Concept
Chevy’s Silverado Z71 Volunteer Firefighter concept honors the service of “first responders”. Designed together with the National Volunteer Firefighter Council, the pick-up truck boasts six-spoke 22-inch wheels, emergency roof light bar with LED perimeter lighting, 4-inch chrome-assist steps, hood protector, sirens, mounting hardware for extinguishers, and other firefighting upgrades.
It also has a space for personal gear, helmets, air packs and gloves, tools, and safety equipments. All of this packed in a stock truck that has 5.3-liter, 355-hp V8 engine, six-speed transmission, chrome-step bumper and spray-on bedliner.
Black Ops Concept
Named for operations and not after the video game, the Black Ops concept “showcases the stronger, smarter and more capable elements of the 2014 Silverado”. It is equipped with custom fabricated lower-body armor, lockable bed-mounted truck vault storage unit, solar-power pack, pair of gas masks, gloves, first aid kit, rope and folding shovel.
A generator, fuel can and water can be mounted on top alongside a crate. It also features Chevy’s CornerStep bumper with locking tailgate and ‘EZ Lift and Lower’. Attached in front is a winch, LED spotlight, and integrated two hooks. There is also the raised suspension that helps clear radioactive debris, rear-facing lights, bolt-on fender flares, 4-inch tube steps, and off-road tires. Inside the Chevy Black Ops are custom seats, Chevy MyLink, and USB inputs among others.
The 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show will kick off on November 5 at Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada.