Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the Silverado Cheyenne prior to the concept's public debut set for SEMA.

Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the Silverado Cheyenne prior to the concept's public debut set for SEMA.

The new concept is based on the 2014 Silverado regular cab and is distinguished by its carbon fiber bumpers, tailgate and cargo box which have resulted in a significant 200 lbs (91 kg) diet. Aside from losing weight, the concept has been equipped with a rear stabilizer bar, carbon ceramic brakes from Brembo, Borla exhaust and a lowered suspension kit.

Under the hood the V8 5.3-liter engine has been replaced by the firm's newly developed V8 6.2-liter with 420 bhp (313 kW) and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque, making it 65 bhp (48 kW) and 77 lb-ft (104 Nm) more powerful than the previous motor. Power is transferred to the 19-inch Camaro Z/28 alloys shod in high-performance tires through the Silverado's production six-speed automatic gearbox equipped with hill descent control and hill start assist.

The interior is home to Recaro sport seats and a Camaro ZL1-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel, while safety features include a lane departure warning system as well as front and rear park assist with rear-vision camera.

More details can be found in the attached press release.

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