THE Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept not only turns heads but sets them spinning with its new 2.8 L Duramax diesel packing 181 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 369 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm.
The aggressively styled concept builds on the capabilities of the production Colorado Z71 and advances the legacy of Chevrolet’s previous ZR2 production models.
Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager said, “Chevrolet has a heritage of the ZR2 representing the ultimate in production-based off-road capability and we’ll gauge the public’s interest in this concept as we continue to explore the possibilities for the all-new Colorado.”
Ground clearance and rough terrain are handled with a two-inch lift and integral skid plates, while the wider track helps enhance grip in potentially unstable situations.
There’s flip-out aluminum tow hooks and the front fascia incorporates a built-in winch.
Off-road traction is enhanced with electronic-locking front and rear differentials, which distribute torque to 275/65R18 off-road tires mounted on custom 18-inch aluminum multi-spoke, bead-lock-style wheels.
Additional exterior elements include an all-new grille and headlamp housings with blacked-out accents.
The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.