- November 6, 2013
Latest Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne Concept Revealed in the SEMA Show
The Chevrolet Silverado Cheyenne concept vehicle has been introduced at the on-going SEMA Show. The latest model of the regular cab features lowered ride height, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, a rear stabilizer bar and lesser curb weight. Brilliant performance and a strong power-to-weight ratio have been achieved due to the new 420-horsepower 6.2L V-8.
Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet marketing, believes that greater balance of performance and efficiency has been achieved through various enhancements in this model.
In order to achieve a significantly lowered-weight, carbon fiber has replaced the previous material for bumpers, tailgate and inner cargo box. The form of lightweight components has been harmonized with the low-mass function by the Cheyenne designers.
The ground effects inspired by racing cars made of carbon fiber look extremely elegant and go well with beautifully designed body-side ground effects and the tailgate that includes a spoiler.
Talking about Chevrolet’s efforts of reducing weight of its latest vehicles, Perry expressed that achieving greater performance through lesser weight is the modern technique of the car manufacturer and Chevrolet achieved exceptional performance in the original 2001 Corvette Z06 and the 2014 Camaro Z28 through this method.
A fully boxed frame that is witnessed in all Silverado models plays a vital role in the capability and strength of these vehicles. An immense level of hauling capability is achieved through major cross members and main rails made of strong steel.
Vice president of Chevrolet marketing further added that strong steel has been used in all the production models, while aluminum suspension components have been employed in some models to enhance the overall performance. Perry is extremely confident about the quality of the latest Chevrolet vehicle and is expecting great results. He revealed that Chevrolet is working hard to come up with more improvements to offer to the Silverado customers.