2022 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Extreme Concept Shows Official Upgrades
The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 extreme off-road concept that was on display at SEMA 2021 takes an already excellent factory platform and upgrades it in all kinds of ways with official accessories. Don’t call it a bison.
Under the hood, we see a healthy 3.6-liter V6 that produces 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque aided by a Chevrolet Performance cold air intake accessory, as well as an upgrade to the ‘exhaust with a polished tip. The spherical spline half-shafts are also not visible to the naked eye, a jaw-dropping upgrade from $ 4,482.24. The drivetrain upgrades are complemented by a steel driveshaft cover, rear differential cover, and axle anti-roll-up linkage system.
The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Extreme Concept also sees just about every suspension upgrade available in the performance catalog. There is a 1.5 inch lift system, upgrade kit, link sleeves, high angle upper control arms, long stroke rear leaf springs, front and rear shock absorbers and new Multimatic DSSV front and rear long stroke shocks.
“This is the result of decades of off-road racing expertise, these trucks are developed by engineers and racers as passionate about performance as you are,” says Chevy.
While all of these upgrades are aimed at increasing the off-road capabilities of the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, we think those little 31-inch tires could be replaced with something more meaty. Fortunately, companies like American Expedition Vehicles have bigger fenders and bigger tires to do just the right thing.
Image copyright Manoli Katakis, Muscle Cars & Trucks. You can’t miss the imposing grille / fascia or the monster-looking hood. Add recovery hooks, a Baja-designed 30-inch off-road light bar, Baja-designed sport lights, and rocker panels for protection, and you’re ready to roam the deserts at high speed or conquer this mountain range you’ve watched.
The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Extreme Off Road Concept was quite the contradiction of Chevrolet’s “Project X” electric vehicle sitting not too far away. It just demonstrates Chevy Performance’s bandwidth, and we’re here for it.