The new 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Special Ops concept will be on display at the 2015 SEMA Show, in Las Vegas this week and at the annual Army-Navy football game, in Philadelphia, on Dec. 12. With a Special Ops theme, the new Chevrolet 2016 Silverado is created to mirror a one-of-a-kind rescue vehicle used by the special-operations forces.
Designed based on naval aesthetics and the Silverado 1500 Z71, the new Chevrolet’s 2016 Silverado comes with a new front-end design and new technologies assembled into the trucks highly durable steel body structure and fully boxed frame.
According to Jim Campbell, Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, the new Silverado is created as a “multipurpose truck,” designed to be used anywhere and accomplish anything. This makes it perfect for special-forces groups.
Built more than a century ago, Razzle Dazzle has been given a camouflage Navy-inspired look meant to disguise the ship’s speed and direction as well as its profile in order to confuse the enemy. The ship has a three-tone blue color and a variety of unique colored lines and shapes.
According to design director for Chevrolet Accessories, Todd Parker, light, medium and dark shades of paints were applied in strategic areas within camouflage bands which continue down the hood, body sides and tailgate.
These provide a remarkable depth to the Silverado’s body and emphasize the nautical nature of the camouflage design. Because of this concept, all unique components and new parts from Chevrolet Accessories’ portfolio for Silverado are seamlessly blended, creating a distinctive truck that offers improved capacity.
Several unique features have also been added, including off-road tires, a bed-mounted sport bar with LED lights, custom rocker guards, bed-mounted GearOn utility rack storage system, wheel flares, and more. To complete the trucks look, a thin light bar with six-inch LED light strips with black grille inserts accents is placed throughout the top of the body-color grille.
Black bowtie emblems have also been added. For consistency, the military concept continues to the truck’s interiors. Door pulls and glove box handle have been painted a bright Ejector Orange color. In addition, seats are wrapped with waterproof covers and waterproof liners are placed on the floors.
The same Razzle Dazzle camouflage paint scheme is applied on the instrument panel and armrests. And by adding a new brake package, air intake and exhaust kits from Chevrolet Performance, drivers will be able to experience and enjoy the new Silverado concept.
Developed based on Chevy Trucks’ legacy of dependability, the all-new 2016 Silverado 1500 is created with new design, advanced connectivity and improved customer-focused technologies. With a bolder and more sculpted look, the new front-design demonstrates the strength of the Silverado’s high-strength steel construction.
The powerful and efficient V-8 engines play a big role in boosting its capabilities. Advanced technologies are used in the EcoTec3 engines such as direct injection, Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve timing.
With these upgrades, the Silverado 1500 offers the best V-8 fuel economy in a pickup (23 mpg in 5.3L/six-speed models) and the most powerful V-8 in a light-duty truck: 420 horsepower (313 kW) from the available 6.2L engine.
With the right equipment, the 6.2L V-8 achieves a best-in-class 12,000-pound max trailering rating on 2WD models. The all new Silverado Special Ops concept will be displayed this week at the SEMA Show, in Las Vegas as one of more than 20 Chevy vehicles participating. And on Dec. 12 at the annual Army-Navy football game, in Philadelphia, the Silverado Special Ops concept will also be on display.