Chevrolet has introduced two new Silverado concepts at the Texas State Fair.

Chevrolet has introduced two new Silverado concepts at the Texas State Fair.

First up, the Silverado Volunteer Firefighter concept pays tribute to first responders and showcases how the truck can be used by municipalities and governments.

It is based on the Silverado Double Cab and features a two-tone exterior with a light bar, chrome side steps and 22-inch alloy wheels. The model also has a siren, a PA system and chrome fire extinguishers. Last but not least, there's an axe and an upgraded interior with chrome-plated accents.

The Silverado Black Ops, on the other hand, is described as a "survival kit on four wheels." It has a rugged exterior with custom-fabricated lower body armor, a winch, tow hooks and LED spot lights. There's also tubular side steps, extended fender flares and 18-inch alloy wheels with off-road tires.

To ensure the truck is equipped for the end of the world, it features a generator, a fuel can, a water can and a lockable toolbox that holds a "solar power pack," a pair of gas masks, gloves, a folding shovel and a military first aid kit.

Both concepts are powered by a 5.3-liter V8 that produces 355 bhp (265 kW) and 383 lb-ft (518 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system.

 

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