Chevrolet Colorado Performance Concept
Chevrolet teamed up with motocross legend Ricky Carmichael, and what resulted is nothing short of amazing. This is the Chevrolet Colorado Performance Concept, a truck aimed at motorcycling and cycling enthusiasts. It seems that Carmichael chose the mid-size Colorado pickup as starting point for this project because it is more maneuverable than a full-size truck.
The Chevrolet Colorado Performance Concept features unique equipment to ease the bikes’ mounting in the cargo bed, specifically a concept tailgate extender which helps secure the bikes, while the standard CornerStep rear bumper makes access to the bed easier. The concept mounting is designed to hold larger items such as bikes, boards and kayaks above the bed, leaving room for smaller gear such as tents and sleeping bags in the bed. Cool, right?
According to Chevrolet, the concept truck can even accommodate 4×8-foot sheets of plywood above the wheelhouses. On an aesthetic level, the Colorado Performance Concept features a matte gray exterior color combined with high-gloss silver and yellow accents, as well as a graphic of Carmichael’s signature.
The custom pick-up rides on production 17-inch Z71 alloys accented with yellow highlights and wrapped around in Goodyear Duratec off-road tires; also part of the package is a concept sport bar. Inside the cabin, the concept features yellow accents as well, along with Carmichael’s racing number 4 embroidered into the front seat headrests. The Colorado Performance Concept is powered by a 305 hp 3.6-liter V6 engine connected to a concept performance exhaust system. How about it?