Chevrolet stepped onto the desert race scene back in 2017 with its Colorado ZR2 driven by Hall Racing. One of the biggest benefits to entering the Colorado ZR2 in the desert races was to test its off-roading capabilities to the max. From those races, the Chevy Performance created upgrades and modifications to the Colorado that it passed onto consumers.
Now, it’s time to see what the Silverado is capable of, so the team put the Silverado to the test in the 2019 Best in the Desert Race series.
The competing Silverado was an LT Trail Boss model with a 6.2-liter V8 and 10-speed automatic transmission capable of 420 horsepower. Modifications were limited due to its entry as a 1200 Stock Class so the suspension, underbody, and safety equipment couldn’t be over-amplified. But the performance team was able to gear it up with long-distance suspension, front and rear jounce shocks, and a set of high-capacity, prototype Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve.
The Silverado Z71 is already a durable and reliable off-roading truck, so it will be exciting to see what innovations the races will produce to make even better Silverado trucks for the future.
One desert race can put more wear and tear on a truck than most owners will experience in years of use, so you can rely on the trucks you buy at Transwest Chevrolet Buick to be more than capable for your needs.