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Zane Merva Executive Editor / Publisher - GM-Trucks.com October 10th, 2019 Chevrolet is giving the not so subtle hint that the rumored Silverado ZRX model is about to become reality. Today, the brand announced that a "Silverado Race Truck" would compete in this weekend's Laughlin Desert Classic alongside the Hall Racing Colorado ZR2. Interestingly, the Silverado will compete in the Desert's 1200 Stock Class, which limits changes to suspension, under body, and race-safety equipment. What does that mean? This truck is not only ready to race, it's close to production too. The "Silverado Race Truck" is outfitted with a number of aftermarket goodies that look like they were ripped right off a Colorado ZR2. Starting as an LT Trail Boss with the 6.2L V8, the Silverado Race Truck is outfitted with a long travel suspension, front and rear jounce shocks and Multimatic DSSV dampers. In short... the modifications that Chevy applies to the Colorado for the ZR2 model. Why didn't Chevy just come out and call this the ZRX Race Truck? We're not sure, but there's no doubt this is a low flying announcement made to pave the way towards an eventual Silverado model that emulates the ZR2's success in a larger package. Whether that's enough to take on the Ford Raptor is too early to determine. Stay tuned for updates on the "Silverado Race Truck" and future Silverado ZRX.
Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 5/15/2017 Last week we spent two days driving the all new 2017 Colorado ZR2. It was awesome and we'll have our first drive review coming up soon. In the meantime, it's important to understand what makes the ZR2 more than just a lifted Colorado with big tires. Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve, or DSSV for short, is a super high-tech shock technology found in motorsports and other really expensive supercars. It's also the heart of the new ZR2 and the first time this shock system has ever been used on a truck. It's also only the second time the technology has been used in a production Chevrolet (the first was the Camaro Z28). So sit back, relax, and take 8 minutes to learn more about the single most important item on the Colorado ZR2 that makes it far more than just a lifted Colorado with big tires.